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SB 162 - Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts - Key Vote

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Regina Barrow voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (85-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes surrogacy contracts.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a “gestational carrier,” her spouse if she is married, and “intended parents” to enter into a written gestational surrogacy contract (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “intended parents” as married individuals who contribute their gametes to be used in assisted reproduction and who enter into a gestational surrogacy contract (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “gestational carrier” as a woman who agrees to attempt to carry and give birth to a child conceived by in vitro fertilization using the gametes of the intended parents, and who meets certain conditions including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec.1):
    • The carrier is at least 25 years old;
    • The carrier previously gave birth to at least 1 child;
    • The carrier certifies that she has undergone at least 2 counseling sessions to discuss the proposed surrogacy;
    • The carrier agrees, along with her spouse if she is married, to relinquish all rights and duties as the parents of a child born as a result of the surrogacy.
  • Requires the intended parents to agree to the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • To acknowledge that the gestational carrier has sole authority to make medical decisions during the pregnancy;
    • To agree to accept custody of and to assume full parental rights and responsibilities for the child immediately upon the child’s birth; and
    • To agree to be recognized as the legal parents of the child.
  • Requires a physician in obstetrics and gynecology or in reproductive endocrinology to determine that the use of a gestational carrier is medically necessary for reproduction in order for a contract to be approved (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the gestational carrier from receiving any compensation for the surrogacy, other than for “reasonable” expenses for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • For medical expenses;
    • For expenses from mental health counseling prior to the birth and up to 6 months after the birth; and
    • For living expenses incurred before the birth of the child and for no more than 60 days after the birth.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (32-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts

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

Vote to adopt a conference report that authorizes surrogacy contracts.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a “gestational carrier,” her spouse if she is married, and “intended parents” to enter into a written gestational surrogacy contract (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “intended parents” as married individuals who contribute their gametes to be used in assisted reproduction and who enter into a gestational surrogacy contract (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “gestational carrier” as a woman who agrees to attempt to carry and give birth to a child conceived by in vitro fertilization using the gametes of the intended parents, and who meets certain conditions including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec.1):
    • The carrier is at least 25 years old;
    • The carrier previously gave birth to at least 1 child;
    • The carrier certifies that she has undergone at least 2 counseling sessions to discuss the proposed surrogacy;
    • The carrier agrees, along with her spouse if she is married, to relinquish all rights and duties as the parents of a child born as a result of the surrogacy.
  • Requires the intended parents to agree to the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • To acknowledge that the gestational carrier has sole authority to make medical decisions during the pregnancy;
    • To agree to accept custody of and to assume full parental rights and responsibilities for the child immediately upon the child’s birth; and
    • To agree to be recognized as the legal parents of the child.
  • Requires a physician in obstetrics and gynecology or in reproductive endocrinology to determine that the use of a gestational carrier is medically necessary for reproduction in order for a contract to be approved (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits the gestational carrier from receiving any compensation for the surrogacy, other than for “reasonable” expenses for certain purposes including, but not limited to, the following purposes (Sec. 1):
    • For medical expenses;
    • For expenses from mental health counseling prior to the birth and up to 6 months after the birth; and
    • For living expenses incurred before the birth of the child and for no more than 60 days after the birth.
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (39-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (88-5) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-4) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Surrogacy Contracts

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