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ASA 1 - Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (25-6) -
Legislation - Amendment Adopted (House) (56-41) - (Key vote)

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a substitute amendment 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 t0 $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).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims

Sponsors

  • Terry M. Musser (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Pocan (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeffrey 'Jeff' Wood (WI - I) (Out Of Office)
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