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HB 41 - Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network - Florida Key Vote

Sharon Pritchett voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Sharon Pritchett made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-12) -

Title: Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (73-29) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the Department of Health and Human Services to partner with a network of organizations that support and promote childbirth.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Department of Health and Human Services to contract with the network to manage and deliver pregnancy support and wellness services (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “Florida Pregnancy Care Network, Inc.” as a statewide not-for-profit alliance of pregnancy support organizations (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “pregnancy support services” as services that promote and encourage childbirth (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that the contract specify the obligations of the network, including requiring the network utilize certain management practices including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 1):

    • Subcontract only with providers that exclusively promote childbirth;

    • Spend at least 90 percent of contract funds on pregnancy support and wellness services;

    • Ensure that informational materials are current and accurate; and

    • Require background screening for staff and volunteers that provide direct services to minors, the elderly, and disabled individuals.

  • Prohibits services provided under contract from containing religious content or being provided in a coercive manner (Sec. 1).

  • Rep. Nicholas ‘Nick’ Xavier Duran is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; he intended to vote “Nay.”

  • Rep. David Richardson is listed on our vote breakdown as not voting; he intended to vote “Nay.”

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires State to Contract with Pregnancy Support Services Network

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