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SB 1393 - Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce - Arizona Key Vote

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Issues Related to SB 1393

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (33-25) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes procedures for the allocation of disputed frozen embryos in a divorce.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the court, in divorces that involve disputed human embryos, to award the embryos to the spouse who intends to allow the embryos to develop to birth (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the court, if both spouses have provided their gametes and intend to allow the embryos to develop to birth, to resolve the dispute in the manner that provides the best chance for the embryos to develop to birth (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the court, if both spouses intend to allow the embryos to develop to birth but only one has provided their gametes, to award the embryos to the spouse that provided their gametes (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the spouse who is not awarded the embryos has no parental right or obligations, unless such spouse enters into a written agreement to be a parent and adhere to related rights and responsibilities (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (18-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce

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

Vote to pass a bill that establishes procedures for the allocation of disputed frozen embryos in a divorce.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the court, in divorces that involve disputed human embryos, to award the embryos to the spouse who intends to allow the embryos to develop to birth (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the court, if both spouses have provided their gametes and intend to allow the embryos to develop to birth, to resolve the dispute in the manner that provides the best chance for the embryos to develop to birth (Sec. 1).

  • Requires the court, if both spouses intend to allow the embryos to develop to birth but only one has provided their gametes, to award the embryos to the spouse that provided their gametes (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the spouse who is not awarded the embryos has no parental right or obligations, unless such spouse enters into a written agreement to be a parent and adhere to related rights and responsibilities (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Parents to Use Frozen Embryos after Divorce

Sponsors

  • Nancy K. Barto (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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