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LB 599 - Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

Nebraska Key Votes

John Nelson voted Nay (Override of Veto) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (30-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that establishes a child health assistance program to provide prenatal care to children of low-income and undocumented immigrant women and children.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a new program to provide child health assistance, including prenatal care, to all children regardless of the mother's eligibility and immigration status (Secs. 3 & 4).
  • Defines “child”  as an individual who is 19 years or younger, including the period from conception until birth (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that children with incomes less than or equal to 185 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for the program (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that the prenatal care and pregnancy-related services provided by the new program include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 4):
    • Fees for labor and delivery services;
    • Pharmaceuticals and prescription vitamins;
    • Outpatient hospital care;
    • Imaging services;
    • Laboratory testing;
    • Hospital costs associated with labor and delivery; and
    • Services for conditions that could complicate the pregnancy.
  • Specifies that fetuses do not have immigration status (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Prenatal Care for Children of Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a child health assistance program to provide prenatal care to children of low-income and undocumented immigrant women and children.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a new program to provide child health assistance, including prenatal care, to all children regardless of the mother's eligibility and immigration status (Secs. 3 & 4).
  • Defines “child”  as an individual who is 19 years or younger, including the period from conception until birth (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that children with incomes less than or equal to 185 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for the program (Sec. 4).
  • Specifies that the prenatal care and pregnancy-related services provided by the new program include, but are not limited to, the following (Sec. 4):
    • Fees for labor and delivery services;
    • Pharmaceuticals and prescription vitamins;
    • Outpatient hospital care;
    • Imaging services;
    • Laboratory testing;
    • Hospital costs associated with labor and delivery; and
    • Services for conditions that could complicate the pregnancy.
  • Specifies that fetuses do not have immigration status (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants

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