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HR 796 - Abortion Clinic Access Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Elton Gallegly voted Yea (Motion Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to send back to committee HR 796, a bill amending the federal criminal code to prohibit actions directed at clinics which perform abortion procedures, or at those persons attempting to access these clinics.

Highlights:
  • Outlines proscribed acts, including the physical obstruction of entrances to said clinics or acts intended to damage the property, and intimidation or use of force against a person seeking to enter and abortion clinic (Sec. 2).
  • Sets forth penalties for violators, including fines and/or imprisonment of not more than one year for first time offenders, and fines and/or imprisonment of not more than three years for subsequent offenders, unless injury or death occurs due to violators actions (Sec 2).
  • Provides for civil action by the persons to whom such proscribed actions are directed, by the Attorney General of the United States, or by the attorney general of any state (Sec. 2).
  • States that the act does not prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by the first article of amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Sec. 2).
  • Expresses that the parent or legal guardian of a minor is not subject to the penalties under this section when their actions are directed at that minor (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Motion Rejected (House) (182-246) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to send back to committee HR 796, a bill amending the federal criminal code to prohibit actions directed at clinics which perform abortion procedures, or at those persons attempting to access these clinics.

Highlights:
  • Outlines proscribed acts, including the physical obstruction of entrances to said clinics or acts intended to damage the property, and intimidation or use of force against a person seeking to enter and abortion clinic (Sec. 2).
  • Sets forth penalties for violators, including fines and/or imprisonment of not more than one year for first time offenders, and fines and/or imprisonment of not more than three years for subsequent offenders, unless injury or death occurs due to violators actions (Sec 2).
  • Provides for civil action by the persons to whom such proscribed actions are directed, by the Attorney General of the United States, or by the attorney general of any state (Sec. 2).
  • States that the act does not prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by the first article of amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Sec. 2).
  • Expresses that the parent or legal guardian of a minor is not subject to the penalties under this section when their actions are directed at that minor (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A MOTION TO RECOMMIT THIS LEGISLATION TO A COMMITTEE WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMENDMENTS. IF THE AMENDMENTS ARE ADOPTED, THE LEGISLATION GOES BACK TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to send back to committee HR 796, a bill amending the federal criminal code to prohibit actions directed at clinics which perform abortion procedures, or at those persons attempting to access these clinics.

Highlights:
-Outlines proscribed acts, including the physical obstruction of entrances to said clinics or acts intended to damage the property, and intimidation or use of force against a person seeking to enter and abortion clinic (Sec. 2) -Sets forth penalties for violators, including fines and/or imprisonment of not more than one year for first time offenders, and fines and/or imprisonment of not more than three years for subsequent offenders, unless injury or death occurs due to violators actions (Sec 2) -Provides for civil action by the persons to whom such proscribed actions are directed, by the Attorney General of the United States, or by the attorney general of any state (Sec. 2) -States that the act does not prohibit any expressive conduct protected from legal prohibition by the first article of amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Sec. 2) -Expresses that the parent or legal guardian of a minor is not subject to the penalties under this section when their actions are directed at that minor (Sec. 2)
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Clinic Access Bill

Sponsors

  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael A. Andrews (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony C. Beilenson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucien E. Blackwell (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Milton Robert 'Bob' Carr (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald D. Coleman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara-Rose Collins (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cardiss Collins (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Coppersmith (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Butler Derrick (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. Ford (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold E. Ford Sr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Franks (CT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry B. Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Hoagland (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert C. Klein (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopetski (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kreidler (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Lehman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald K. Machtley (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carrie P. Meek (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Kweisi Mfume (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Brian 'Pete' Peterson (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Owen B. Pickett (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David E. Skaggs (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis Stokes (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Swift (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Thurman (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter G. Torkildsen (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Esteban Edward Torres (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Washington (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Wheat (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Wyden (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sidney R. Yates (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Dick' Zimmer (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
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