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HB 560 - Amends Classification of Criminal Offenses for Death of a Viable Fetus - New Hampshire Key Vote

Andy Sanborn voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) -

Title: Amends Classification of Criminal Offenses for Death of a Viable Fetus

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (12-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Amends Classification of Criminal Offenses for Death of a Viable Fetus

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the classification of criminal offenses for the death of a viable fetus.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the act of causing the death of a “viable fetus” as a homicide, including the following criminal offenses (Sec. 2):
    • First and second degree murder;
    • Manslaughter;
    • Negligent homicide; and
    • Causing or aiding suicide.
  • Defines “viable fetus” as a fetus that is implanted in a female uterus and has reached the stage in which it is capable of sustained survival outside of the uterus (Sec. 2).
  • Exempts certain acts from the provisions of this bill, including, but not limited to, the following acts (Sec. 2):
    • An act committed by a pregnant woman;
    • An act committed at the request, direction, or for the benefit of a pregnant woman; or
    • An act performed by a medical professional in the course of his or her duties, including, but not limited to, an act that terminates a pregnancy.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (208-155) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amends Classification of Criminal Offenses for Death of a Viable Fetus

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  • Leon H. Rideout (NH - R) (Out Of Office)

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