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HB 206 - Constitutional Amendment on Freedom to Choose Health Insurance Coverage - Key Vote

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Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (28-22) -
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE (CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN BOTH CHAMBERS), AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (67-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Constitutional Amendment on Freedom to Choose Health Insurance Coverage

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that authorizes all individuals and employers to choose whether or not to purchase health insurance.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes all individuals and employers to choose whether or not to purchase or participate in any plan of health insurance coverage (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any fee, penalty, fine, or sanction from being levied against individuals or employers who exercise their right to choose whether to purchase health insurance coverage (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits any fine or sanction from being placed upon a health care provider for accepting direct payment for health care services from an individual or from an employer on behalf of an employee (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that this act shall be submitted to Montana voters at the general election to be held in November, 2012 (Sec. 4).
  • This act is effective January 1, 2013, if approved by the electorate (Sec. 3).
Note:

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL OF THE ENTIRE LEGISLATURE (CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN BOTH CHAMBERS), AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY THE PUBLIC BY A MAJORITY VOTE IN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Constitutional Amendment on Freedom to Choose Health Insurance Coverage

Sponsors

  • Gary E. MacLaren (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
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