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2013 Legislative Summary

NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Supported Legislation 2013

SB 1106 / AZ HB 2507 - Amend Emergency Contraception
Sponsor (s): Sen. Tovar / Rep. Steele
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Ensures that sexual-assault survivors receive information about and access to emergency contraception (EC). Requires a pharmacy or pharmacist to fill valid prescriptions.

SB 1359 / AZ HB 2506 Amend Sex Education in Schools
Sponsor (s): Sen. Hobbs / Rep. Steele
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Improves sex education for young people. Mandates a medically accurate and comprehensive curriculum in schools. Amends current law: changes parent "opt-in" provision to an "opt-out" provision.

SB 1360 Amend Informed Consent, Abortion Information
Sponsor: Sen. Hobbs
Status at Sine Die:Not Assigned
Limits state referrals to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) by requiring that state-mandated abortion-counseling materials refer women only to agencies that provide women information about their full range of pregnancy options or those that disclose via signage that they do not provide abortion services.

HB 2201 Non-Prescription Contraceptive Devices
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzales
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Promotes access to family planning by ensuring that nonprescription contraceptive products on store shelves are available without barriers (locks, etc.).

HB 2596 Amend Abortion Clinic, Rules
Sponsor: Rep. Dr.Meyer
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Repeals punitive law regarding medication abortion.

HB 2597 Amend Criminal Classifications, Civil Actions
Sponsor: Rep. Dr.Meyer
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Repeals criminal penalties and civil liabilities associated with the state's abortion bans and abortion restrictions. Penalties no longer apply for race- and sex-selection ban, BC/MD violation, parental-consent mandate, 20-week ban.

HB 2649 Amend Permitted Practices, Abortion
Sponsor:Rep. Gonzales
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned
Repeals law prohibiting certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.


NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Opposed Legislation

SB 1045 Toilet Papers - "Emergency"
Sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh
Status at Sine Die: Withdrawn
A person commits disorderly conduct if that person intentionally enters a public restroom, shower, bath, dressing room, or locker room and the sign indicates that the room is for the exclusive use of the persons of one sex and the person is not legally classified on the personís birth certificate as a member of that sex. The regulation of access to privacy areas in places of public accommodation based on gender identity or expression is of statewide concern and is not subject to further regulation by a county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state. No person shall be civilly or criminally liable for denying access or privacy areas based on gender identity or expression. The penalty for this charge is a class 1 misdemeanor which carries up to $2,500.00 fine and six months in jail.

SB 1069 Licensure, Reporting, & Inspections for Abortion Clinics
Sponsor: Rep. Kavanaugh
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Regulating that providers NOT provide nonfederally [sic] qualified abortions on persons enrolled in medicaid or other government healthcare programs. Additional reporting requirements on individual patients including: name/address/county/type of the facility where the abortion was performed and whether the hospital or facility provides healthcare services; the woman's age/education level/county/state/race & ethnicity/marital status/number of prior pregnancies/gestation/reason for abortion/weight of fetus; and more. Additionally, that inspections may occur at any time during business hours and be conducted by any employee appointed by the director of the Department of Health, including state/county/municipal employees.

SB 1178 Free Exercise of Religion Protected
Sponsor: Rep. Farnsworth
Status at Sine Die: Vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer on May 23, 2013
State action shall not burden a person's exercise of religion even if the burden a person's exercise of religion that directly or indirectly constrains, inhibits or curtails or denies the exercise of religion by any person or compels action contrary to a person's exercise of religion.

SB 1261 Amending the Permanent Early Voting Lists (PEVL)
Sponsor:Sen. Reagan
Summary: Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Allows the county recorder or other officer in charge of elections to biennially mail a notice to certain voters on the permanent early voting list and remove voters who do not return a completed notice.

 SB 1376 Reproductive Technology
Sponsor:Sen. Barto
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Requires Assisted Reproductive Technology Facilities to report:number of live births ;rate of live births per transfer;percentage of live births per completed cycle of egg retrieval;percentage of transferred embryos that implant;information regarding the safe keeping of embryos;percentage of pregnancies resulting in multifetal pregnancies;percentage of live births having multiple infants;number of selective reductions (abortions);percentage of selective reductions that resulted in a miscarriage;percentage of premature births per single and multiple births;the percentage of birth defects per single and multiple births. Establishes criminal penalties for noncompliance.

SB 1403 Prohibition Against Adopting the U.N. Rio Resolution
Sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Requiring officers and employees to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution and laws of this state shall not recognize the United Nations or any of its declarations as legal authority in this state, including the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June, 1992.

SB 1432 Toilet Papers - "Emergency"
Sponsor:Sen. Kavanagh
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
A person commits disorderly conduct if that person intentionally enters a public restroom, shower, bath, dressing room, or locker room and the sign indicates that the room is for the exclusive use of the persons of one sex and the person is not legally classified on the personís birth certificate as a member of that sex. The penalty for this charge is a class 1 misdemeanor which carries up to $2,500.00 fine and six months in jail.

HB 2305 Amending the Permanent Early Voting Lists (PEVL)
Sponsor: Rep. Farnsworth
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Allows the county recorder or other officer in charge of elections to biennially mail a notice to certain voters on the permanent early voting list and remove voters who do not return a completed notice.

 
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