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SF 1921 - Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers - Key Vote

Minnesota Key Votes

Ron Shimanski voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-47) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the licensing of certain abortion facilities.

Highlights:
  • Requires facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to be licensed by the Commissioner of Health unless the facility is a licensed hospital or outpatient surgical center (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Commissioner of Health to perform inspections of such facilities up to 2 times per year (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an annual licensing fee of $3,712 for facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month(Sec. 1).
  • Classifies the establishment or operation of such a facility without a license as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $300 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Health to suspend, revoke, or refuse to grant or renew a license for any of the following reasons (Sec. 1):
    • A violation of any requirements in this section;
    • Permitting or aiding in any illegal act in the facility;
    • Conduct or practices detrimental to the welfare of patients; or
    • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (81-40) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (43-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the licensing of certain abortion facilities.

Highlights:
  • Requires facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month to be licensed by the Commissioner of Health unless the facility is a licensed hospital or outpatient surgical center (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the Commissioner of Health to perform inspections of such facilities up to 2 times per year (Sec. 1).
  • Requires an annual licensing fee of $3,712 for facilities that perform 10 or more abortions per month(Sec. 1).
  • Classifies the establishment or operation of such a facility without a license as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $300 (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Commissioner of Health to suspend, revoke, or refuse to grant or renew a license for any of the following reasons (Sec. 1):
    • A violation of any requirements in this section;
    • Permitting or aiding in any illegal act in the facility;
    • Conduct or practices detrimental to the welfare of patients; or
    • Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license by fraud.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers

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