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SB 319 - Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (13-10) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that establishes a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, effective July 10, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from entering or remaining on public property within 25 feet from the entrance, exit, or driveway of a “reproductive health care facility”, excluding the following individuals (Sec. 2):
    • The individuals entering or leaving the "reproductive health care facility";
    • The employees of the "reproductive health care facility" while acting within the scope of their employment;
    • The law enforcement, ambulance, firefighters and other public workers acting within the scope of their employment; and
    • The individuals using the sidewalks in transit to another destination.
  • Defines “reproductive health care facility” as a place other than a hospital where abortions are offered or performed (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires reproductive health care facilities to designate the 25 foot parameter with signs that contain the following language (Sec. 2): 
    • “Reproductive Health Center”;
    • “Patient Safety Zone”;
    • “No Congregating, Patrolling, Picketing or Demonstrating Between Signs”; and
    • “Pursuant to RSA 132:38”. 
  • Requires a reproductive health care facility to consult with local law enforcement prior to displaying the desginated signage to ensure compliance with local ordinances (Sec. 2).
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue a written warning to individuals who violate the provisions of this bill, before issuing a citation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a minimum fine of $100 for any individual who violates the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (162-100) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics

Vote Result
Yea Votes
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, effective July 10, 2014.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits individuals from entering or remaining on public property within 25 feet from the entrance, exit, or driveway of a “reproductive health care facility”, excluding the following individuals (Sec. 2):
    • The individuals entering or leaving the "reproductive health care facility";
    • The employees of the "reproductive health care facility" while acting within the scope of their employment;
    • The law enforcement, ambulance, firefighters and other public workers acting within the scope of their employment; and
    • The individuals using the sidewalks in transit to another destination.
  • Defines “reproductive health care facility” as a place other than a hospital where abortions are offered or performed (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires reproductive health care facilities to designate the 25 foot parameter with signs that contain the following language (Sec. 2): 
    • “Reproductive Health Center”;
    • “Patient Safety Zone”;
    • “No Congregating, Patrolling, Picketing or Demonstrating Between Signs”; and
    • “Pursuant to RSA 132:38”. 
  • Requires a reproductive health care facility to consult with local law enforcement prior to displaying the desginated signage to ensure compliance with local ordinances (Sec. 2).
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue a written warning to individuals who violate the provisions of this bill, before issuing a citation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a minimum fine of $100 for any individual who violates the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (15-9) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics

Vote Result
Yea Votes
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a 25-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, effective January 1, 2015.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits individuals from entering or remaining on public property within 25 feet from the entrance, exit, or driveway of a “reproductive health care facility”, excluding the following individuals (Sec. 2):
    • The individuals entering or leaving the "reproductive health care facility";
    • The employees of the "reproductive health care facility" while acting within the scope of their employment;
    • The law enforcement, ambulance, firefighters and other public workers acting within the scope of their employment; and
    • The individuals using the sidewalks in transit to another destination.
  • Defines “reproductive health care facility” as a place other than a hospital where abortions are offered or performed (Sec. 2). 
  • Requires reproductive health care facilities to designate the 25 foot parameter with signs that contain the following language (Sec. 2): 
    • “Reproductive Health Center”;
    • “Patient Safety Zone”;
    • “No Congregating, Patrolling, Picketing or Demonstrating Between Signs”; and
    • “Pursuant to RSA 132:38”. 
  • Requires law enforcement officers to issue a written warning to individuals who violate the provisions of this bill, before issuing a citation (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes a minimum fine of $100 for any individual who violates the provisions of this bill (Sec. 2).
Legislation - "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Failed (Senate) (10-14) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS AN "INEXPEDIENT TO LEGISLATE" VOTE AND IS A VOTE TO KILL THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION. IF THE VOTE SUCCEEDS, THE LEGISLATION DIES. IF THE VOTE FAILS, THE LEGISLATION IS STILL UP FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE CHAMBER.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Establishes a Buffer Zone around Abortion Clinics

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