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S 636 - Abortion Clinic Access bill - Key Vote

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John Linder voted Nay (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-259 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (69-30) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Clinic Access bill

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes fines and penalties for individuals using force, intimidation, or physical obstruction to prevent access by a person who works at or is seeking to use pregnancy or abortion-related services or a place of worship.

Highlights:
  • Up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine for the individual's first offense.
  • Up to three years imprisonment and/or a fine for each additional offense.
  • Up to ten years imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in injury to another individual.
  • Up to life imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in a death to another individual.
  • Sets the following fines and penalties if the individual's actions were nonviolent:
    • Up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of $10,000 for the individual's first offense.
    • Up to eighteen months imprisonment and/or a fine of $25,000 for each additional offense.
  • Other provisions:
    • Allows an individual or a business to seek compensation, punitive damages, and injunctive relief if such actions committed against them caused injury or damage.
    • Clarifies that peaceful picketing and other peaceful demonstrations against pregnancy or abortion-related services or places of worship will remain protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.
    • Exempts the parents or a legal guardian of a minor from penalties if they deny that minor's access to pregnancy or abortion-related services.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (241-174) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Clinic Access bill

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes fines and penalties for individuals using force, intimidation, or physical obstruction to prevent access by a person who works at or is seeking to use pregnancy or abortion-related services or a place of worship.

Highlights:
  • Up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine for the individual's first offense.
  • Up to three years imprisonment and/or a fine for each additional offense.
  • Up to ten years imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in injury to another individual.
  • Up to life imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in a death to another individual.
  • Sets the following fines and penalties if the individual's actions were nonviolent:
    • Up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of $10,000 for the individual's first offense.
    • Up to eighteen months imprisonment and/or a fine of $25,000 for each additional offense.
  • Other provisions:
    • Allows an individual or a business to seek compensation, punitive damages, and injunctive relief if such actions committed against them caused injury or damage.
    • Clarifies that peaceful picketing and other peaceful demonstrations against pregnancy or abortion-related services or places of worship will remain protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.
    • Exempts the parents or a legal guardian of a minor from penalties if they deny that minor's access to pregnancy or abortion-related services.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (237-169) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes fines and penalties for individuals using force, intimidation, or physical obstruction to prevent access by a person who works at or is seeking to use pregnancy or abortion-related services or a place of worship.

Highlights:

- Up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine for the individual's first offense. - Up to three years imprisonment and/or a fine for each additional offense. - Up to ten years imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in injury to another individual. - Up to life imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in a death to another individual. Sets the following fines and penalties if the individual's actions were nonviolent: - Up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of $10,000 for the individual's first offense. - Up to eighteen months imprisonment and/or a fine of $25,000 for each additional offense. Other provisions: - Allows an individual or a business to seek compensation, punitive damages, and injunctive relief if such actions committed against them caused injury or damage. - Clarifies that peaceful picketing and other peaceful demonstrations against pregnancy or abortion-related services or places of worship will remain protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. - Exempts the parents or a legal guardian of a minor from penalties if they deny that minor's access to pregnancy or abortion-related services.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (69-30) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that establishes fines and penalties for individuals using force, intimidation, or physical obstruction to prevent access by a person who works at or is seeking to use pregnancy or abortion-related services or a place of worship.

Highlights:

- Up to one year imprisonment and/or a fine for the individual's first offense. - Up to three years imprisonment and/or a fine for each additional offense. - Up to ten years imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in injury to another individual. - Up to life imprisonment if the individual's actions resulted in a death to another individual. Sets the following fines and penalties if the individual's actions were nonviolent: - Up to six months imprisonment and/or a fine of $10,000 for the individual's first offense. - Up to eighteen months imprisonment and/or a fine of $25,000 for each additional offense. Other provisions: - Allows an individual or a business to seek compensation, punitive damages, and injunctive relief if such actions committed against them caused injury or damage. - Clarifies that peaceful picketing and other peaceful demonstrations against pregnancy or abortion-related services or places of worship will remain protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. - Exempts the parents or a legal guardian of a minor from penalties if they deny that minor's access to pregnancy or abortion-related services.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Sponsors

  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Max S. Baucus (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Bryan (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ben 'Nighthorse' Campbell (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. Chafee (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis DeConcini (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Glenn (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Tom' Harkin (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel K. Inouye (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Levin (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard M. Metzenbaum (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Packwood (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Claiborne 'Clay' Pell (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald W. Riegle Jr. (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. 'Jay' Rockefeller IV (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Simon (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen Specter (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Wellstone (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harris Wofford Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
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