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HB 217 - Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (House) (201-126) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that establishes penalties for violent offenses against fetuses, effective January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definitions of first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide to include the death of a fetus (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “fetus” as an unborn offspring beginning from the embryo stage at the end of the eighth week after conception when “major structures have formed” until birth (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts any medical procedure or prescription performed or administered by a licensed medical professional at the request of the pregnant woman or her guardian, including abortions, from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (210-108) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that establishes penalties for violent offenses against fetuses, effective January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definitions of first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide to include the death of a fetus (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “fetus” as an unborn offspring beginning from the embryo stage at the end of the eighth week after conception when “major structures have formed” until birth (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts any medical procedure or prescription performed or administered by a licensed medical professional at the request of the pregnant woman or her guardian, including abortions, from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (18-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes penalties for violent offenses against fetuses, effective January 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Expands the definitions of first degree murder, second degree murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide to include the death of a fetus (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “fetus” as an unborn offspring beginning from the embryo stage at the end of the eighth week after conception when “major structures have formed” until birth (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts any medical procedure or prescription performed or administered by a licensed medical professional at the request of the pregnant woman or her guardian, including abortions, from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (213-125) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes penalties for violent offenses against fetuses.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill apply to fetuses of at least 24 weeks of gestation (Secs. 2-4).
  • Expands the definition of first degree murder, second degree murder, and negligent homicide to include the violent death of a fetus (Secs. 2-4).
  • Exempts from the provisions of this bill any medical procedure or prescription performed by a licensed medical professional at the request of the pregnant woman or her guardian (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses

Sponsors

  • Kathleen F. Souza (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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