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HB 2015 - Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients - Key Vote

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Jerry Ellis voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (77-13) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (39-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the information abortion providers are required to obtain from abortion patients on the Individual Abortion Form, effective November 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Expands the information a physician is required to obtain on the “Individual Abortion Form” including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The hospital location at which the physician has admitting privileges;
    • The amount of time between the performance of an ultrasound and an abortion;
    • A copy of the ultrasound image;
    • The reason, if any, an ultrasound is not performed prior to the abortion;
    • The probable post-fertilization age of the fetus; and
    • The sex of the fetus if the abortion was performed on a minor.
  • Expands the information provided in the Department of Health “Annual Abortion Report” including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 2):
    • The number of male and female fetuses aborted;
    • The number of abortions performed in which the woman was informed prior to the abortion that the fetus was a female;
    • The number of abortions performed through the administration of chemicals;
    • The mean fetal gestational age; and
    • The number of abortions in which the abortion patient was told that the fetal heartbeat was audible.
  • Authorizes an individual who is a resident taxpayer in Oklahoma to initiate legal proceedings against an abortion provider who does not submit a required report if the taxpayer submits a petition to the Department of Health that is signed by at least 10 registered voters of the state (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if the resident taxpayer’s claims are determined by a court to be meritorious then the abortion provider is required to submit the report and pay a $500 fine, court costs, and “reasonable” attorney fees of the resident taxpayer (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if the resident taxpayer’s claims are determined by a court to be frivolous then the individuals who are parties to the lawsuit will be liable for all “reasonable” attorney fees and court costs of the abortion provider (Sec. 3).
  • Requires the provisions of this bill to be enforced even if provisions of this bill are temporarily or permanently restrained or enjoined by judicial order (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (79-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the information abortion providers are required to obtain from abortion patients on the Individual Abortion Form, effective November 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Expands the information a physician is required to obtain on the “Individual Abortion Form” including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The hospital location at which the physician has admitting privileges;
    • The amount of time between the performance of an ultrasound and an abortion;
    • A copy of the ultrasound image;
    • The reason, if any, an ultrasound is not performed prior to the abortion;
    • The probable post-fertilization age of the fetus; and
    • The sex of the fetus if the abortion was performed on a minor.
  • Expands the information provided in the Department of Health “Annual Abortion Report” including, but not limited to, the following information (Sec. 2):
    • The number of male and female fetuses aborted;
    • The number of abortions performed in which the woman was informed prior to the abortion that the fetus was a female;
    • The number of abortions performed through the administration of chemicals;
    • The mean fetal gestational age; and
    • The number of abortions in which the abortion patient was told that the fetal heartbeat was audible.
  • Authorizes an individual who is a resident taxpayer in Oklahoma to initiate legal proceedings against an abortion provider who does not submit a required report if the taxpayer submits a petition to the Department of Health that is signed by at least 10 registered voters of the state (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if the resident taxpayer’s claims are determined by a court to be meritorious then the abortion provider is required to submit the report and pay a $500 fine, court costs, and “reasonable” attorney fees of the resident taxpayer (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that if the resident taxpayer’s claims are determined by a court to be frivolous then the individuals who are parties to the lawsuit will be liable for all “reasonable” attorney fees and court costs of the abortion provider (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients

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