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SA 1051 to SB 527 - Parental Notification for Underage Abortions - Key Vote

New Hampshire Key Votes

Maggie Wood Hassan voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (9-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Parental Notification for Underage Abortions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to SB 527 that prohibits an unemancipated minor from obtaining an abortion without written parental/guardian notification being delivered 48 hours prior to having the abortion.

Highlights:
- Waives the parental notification requirement if a medical emergency exists, meaning the abortion is necessary to avoid death or irreversible impairment of major bodily functions [sec. 1 (132:31) (I) (a)]. - Permits a judge to waive the parental notification requirement if the judge determines that the minor is mature and capable of giving informed consent [sec. 1 (132:31) (II)]. - Permits a judge to waive parental notification requirement if the judge determines that the minor is not mature, but having the abortion without parental notification would be in the best interest of the minor [sec. 1 (132:31) (II) (a)]. - Requires the judge to issue a ruling on whether or not to waive the parental notification requirement within seven days from the time the petition is filed [sec. 1 (132:31) (II) (b)]. - Requires that a minor have access to a judge twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for the purpose of pursuing a waiver [sec. 1 (132:31) (II)]. - Allows a minor to appeal a judge's decision not to waive the parental notification requirement, and the appellate court shall make a ruling on that appeal within seven days [sec. 1 (132:31) (II) (c)]. - Defines an "emancipated minor" as a minor (under the age of 18) who is or has been married, or by court order has been released from care, custody, or control of his or her parents [sec. 1 (132:29) (IV)]. - Classifies a violation of the parental notification requirement as a misdemeanor, and such violation shall be grounds for a civil action [sec. 1 (132:32)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Parental Notification for Underage Abortions

Sponsors

  • John S. 'Jack' Barnes Jr. (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
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