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HB 1450 - Definition of Human Being - Key Vote

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David Hogue voted Yea (Tabling Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Not Tabled (Senate) (26-21) - (Key vote)

Title: Definition of Human Being

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to table a bill that bans purposeful damage to an embryo.

Highlights:
  • Establishes that the following are not to be considered murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, assault, simple assault, or aggravated assault and that they only apply to the principle actor other than the pregnant woman, with respect to criminal conduct to an unborn person (Sec. 3):
    • Medical treatment for life-threatening conditions provided to a person by a licensed physician which results in the accidental or unintentional injury or death of another person;
    • Medical treatment for life-threatening conditions in pregnancy;
    • The screening, collecting, preparing, transferring, or cryopreserving of a human being created through in vitro fertilization for the purpose of being transferred to a human uterus;
    • The disposal or destruction of a fertilized human ovum, zygote, or embryo, created through in vitro fertilization, which has been subject to medical testing and analysis, and in the reasonable judgment of a medical professional, if transferred to a human uterus, would not produce a live birth;
    • The disposal or destruction of a fertilized human ovum, zygote, or embryo, created through in vitro fertilization, which has not progressed in development for 36 hours in culture;
    • Contraception administered before a clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman; or
    • The termination of a pregnancy that resulted from gross sexual imposition, sexual imposition, sexual abuse of a ward, or incest.
  • Defines "human being" as an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development (Sec. 1)
  • Expands the meaning of "persons" to include all human beings (Sec. 1).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE TO TABLE THE BILL. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF REOPENING DEBATE ON THE BILL, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL. A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE IS REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE TO TABLE THE BILL. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF REOPENING DEBATE ON THE BILL, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL. A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY VOTE IS REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Motion Agreed (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (68-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Definition of Human Being

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans purposeful damage to an embryo.

Highlights:
  • Defines "human being" as an individual member of the species homo sapiens at every stage of development (Sec. 1).
  • Expands the meaning of "persons" to include all human beings (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the following are not to be considered murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, assault, simple assault, or aggravated assault, and that they only apply to the principle actor other than the pregnant woman, with respect to criminal conduct towards an unborn person (Sec. 3):
    • Medical treatment for life-threatening conditions provided to a person by a licensed physician which results in the accidental or unintentional injury or death of another person;
    • Legitimate medical treatment for life-threatening conditions not intended to harm a person but which has the foreseeable effect of ending a person's life;
    • The creation of a new human being through in vitro fertilization, but in no case does this excuse or justify causing the death of a human being; and
    • Contraception administered before a clinically diagnosable pregnancy of a woman.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SECOND READING VOTE TO END DEBATE ON THE BILL AND ADVANCE IT TO THE THIRD READING IN WHICH AN UP-OR-DOWN VOTE FOR PASSAGE WILL OCCUR ONLY IF VOTES CHANGE OR THE THIRD READING OCCURS ON A DIFFERENT LEGISLATIVE DAY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Definition of Human Being

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