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SB 40/LM (BR 1019) - J. Westwood, C. Borders, D. Boswell, C. Gibson, B. Guthrie, E. Harris, D. Kelly, V. McGaha, D. Roeding, D. Seum, K. Stine, G. Tapp, D. Thayer, E. Tori, D. Williams

     AN ACT relating to abortion.
     Amend KRS 311.720 to redefine "abortion" and to add definitions of "reasonable judgment," "unborn child," and "woman"; create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to require physician to perform an obstetric ultrasound and show images to the woman seeking an abortion; create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to provide for an exemption to the ultrasound in case of an emergency and require placing the reason for the emergency in medical records; amend KRS 311.990 relating to penalties to provide a fine of not more than $100,000 for a first offense and not more than $250,000 for each subsequent offense and provide for referring incident to Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for action and discipline.


     SCS (1/LM) - Retain original provisions; insert additional provisions to modify the partial birth abortion ban set out in KRS 311.765 to mirror the federal ban on partial birth abortions and to modify the requirements for the giving of informed consent prior to the performance of an abortion as set out in KRS 311.725.

     SCS (2/LM) - Retains all provisions of SCS 1, with the addition of clarifying language relating to the ultrasound requirement in emergency situations.

     SCA (1/Title, R. Stivers II) - Make title amendment and declare an EMERGENCY.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 4-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 5-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 7-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; recommitted to Judiciary (S); reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 7, 2008; 3rd reading; Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn; passed 32-4 with Committee Substitute (2), committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 8-received in House
     Feb 12-to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 12-discharge petition filed
     Mar 13-discharge petition rejected 40-16
     Mar 19-discharge petition filed
     Mar 24-discharge petition filed
     Mar 26-discharge petition filed
     Mar 28-discharge petition filed

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