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SB 6037 - Authorizes Financial Compensation of Surrogates - Washington Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Financial Compensation of Surrogates

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-47) - (Key vote)
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Title: Authorizes Financial Compensation of Surrogates

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes parents to financially compensate surrogates.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a surrogacy broker to open within the state of Washington in order to facilitate compensation payment directly or indirectly between the intended parents and the individual agreeing to be a surrogate (Sec. 905).

  • Defines “surrogacy broker” as any agency, business, or individual engaged in, arranging, or facilitating monetary transactions between the individual agreeing to become a surrogate and intended parents (Sec. 905).

  • Requires an individual that wants to become a surrogate sign a notarized agreement that recognizes the intended parent(s) parental rights in order to receive compensation payment greater than the cost and medical expenses related to the pregnancy (Sec. 704).

  • Requires that such an agreement include information related to surrogacy cost, insurance coverage, and health care policy provisions (Sec. 704).

  • Specifies that the marital status or sexual orientation of an individual agreeing to become a surrogate will not affect the validity or amount of the surrogacy agreement (Sec. 705).

  • Amends the Uniform Parentage Act by replacing all references to mother and father with gender-neutral terms like “parent” (Secs. 102-905).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-21) -

Title: Authorizes Financial Compensation of Surrogates

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Financial Compensation of Surrogates

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