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CS HB 1497 - Abortion Waiting Periods - Florida Key Vote

Marco Rubio voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Issues Related to CS HB 1497

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Failed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-15) - (Key vote)
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Title: Abortion Waiting Periods

Vote Result
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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a waiting period for abortions and makes other changes to the law concerning abortion.

Highlights:
- Requires that third trimester abortions can only be performed if there is a certified statement of a medical emergency and if they are performed in a hospital (sec. 1) - Requires an ultrasound be performed before an abortion and that the woman seeking the abortion be given the option to view the ultrasound (sec. 1) - Requires a 24 hour waiting period for abortions, except in the case of a medical emergency (sec. 1). - Requires the appointment of a guardian to act on behalf of a minor when a minor petitions a court for an exception to the parental notification requirements (sec. 4). - Creates a civil cause of action for parents of a minor who has had an abortion for failure to provide actual or constructive notice against the physician who performed the abortion (sec. 4).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-42) - (Key vote)
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Title: Abortion Waiting Periods

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

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a waiting period for abortions.

Highlights:
- Prohibits a physician from performing an abortion without a 24 hour waiting period, except in the case of a medical emergency (§ 1). - Requires the appointment of a guardian ad litem when a minor petitions a court for an exception to the parental notification requirements (§ 2). - Requires a written record be kept of court proceedings concerning a judicial waiver of parental notification (§ 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: An act relating to abortion

Sponsors

  • Anthony Trey Traviesa (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Thad Altman (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin C. Ambler (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Attkisson (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stan Jordan (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paige Vanier Kreegel (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Legg (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Seth D. McKeel (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave Murzin (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen L. Precourt (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Proctor (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Yolly Roberson (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. Snyder (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William W. 'Will' Weatherford (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Trudi K. Williams (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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