Under existing law a physician and other qualified persons must provide certain information to a woman at least 48 hours before performance of an abortion
This bill would require an abortion provider to privately provide the woman with additional written and oral information including a sonogram portraying the entire body of the unborn child and specific information regarding that child as disclosed by the sonogram
This bill would impose certain notice requirements and provide penalties for violations
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To establish specific notice and information requirements by an abortion provider regarding a sonogram of an unborn baby; to provide for penalties for violations; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|February 7, 2017||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Health|
|Bill Text||HB131 Alabama 2017 Session - Introduced|