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AB 377 - Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims - Key Vote

Wisconsin Key Votes

Mark Pocan voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Mark Pocan made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (25-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires hospitals to offer emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.

Highlights:
- Requires hospitals to provide a sexual assault victim with accurate and unbiased information regarding emergency contraception (sec. 1). - Requires hospitals to immediately provide emergency contraceptives to the victim upon request (sec. 1). - Requires hospitals to inform the victim of her option to report the assault to law enforcement and any available options for her to receive an examination in order to obtain evidence (sec. 1). - Allows hospitals to refuse to provide emergency contraceptives to a victim who is pregnant (sec. 1). - Fines violators $2,500 to $5,000. Allows hospitals to contest a penalty within 10 days of receiving notice of the fine from the Department of Health and Family Services. Requires the department to hold a hearing within 30 days of an appeal and deliver a decision within 15 days after the hearing (sec. 2). - Assembly Substitute offered by Representatives Wood, Musser, and Pocan.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (61-35) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires hospitals to offer emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.

Highlights:
- Requires hospitals to provide a sexual assault victim with accurate and unbiased information regarding emergency contraception (sec. 1). - Requires hospitals to immediately provide emergency contraceptives to the victim upon request (sec. 1). - Requires hospitals to inform the victim of her option to report the assault to law enforcement and any available options for her to receive an examination in order to obtain evidence (sec. 1). - Allows hospitals to refuse to provide emergency contraceptives to a victim who is pregnant (sec. 1). - Fines violators $2,500 to $5,000. Allows hospitals to contest a penalty within 10 days of receiving notice of the fine from the Department of Health and Family Services. Requires the department to hold a hearing within 30 days of an appeal and deliver a decision within 15 days after the hearing (sec. 2). - Assembly Substitute offered by Representatives Wood, Musser, and Pocan.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

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