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2015 Legislative Summary

NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Supported Legislation

SB 1431 Abortion; Religious Employers; Contraception; Repeal
Sponsor (s): Senators Hobbs, Dalessandro, Farley; Representatives Cardenas, Meyer, Steele, Velasquez, Wheeler: Fernandez, Gabaldón, Gonzales, Otondo, Rios
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

A religiously affiliated employer offering the policy may state religious beliefs in a blanket affidavit. A religious employer may not discriminate against an employee who independently chooses to obtain insurance coverage or prescriptions for contraceptives.

HB 2435 Abortion; Waiting Period; Informed Consent
Sponsor (s): Representatives Sherwood, Cardenas, Gabaldón, Mach, Mendez, Steele: Clark, Friese, Gonzales
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

Multiple amendments to Arizona’s informed consent statute including an exception to consent requirements for rape before a woman’s consent to abortion will be considered "voluntary and informed" and removes the 24-hour waiting period for abortion and that an ultrasound must be performed 24 hours prior to an abortion.

HB 2453 Nursing Board; Rules; Abortion
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Gabaldón, Clark, Andrade, Steele, Clark, Gonzales, Velasquez
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

Adopt rules establishing those acts that may be performed by a registered nurse practitioner in collaboration with a licensed physician

HB 2454 Telemedicine; Abortion; Repeal Prohibition
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Gabaldón, Clark, Andrade, Steele, Clark, Gonzales, Velasquez
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

Repealed telemedicine medication abortion restriction

HB 2455 Abortion; Parental Consent; Counseling Exception
Sponsor (s): Representatives Mendez, Cardenas, Gabaldón, Clark, Andrade, Steele, Clark, Gonzales, Velasquez
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

Parental consent; exception; hearings; time limits; violations; classification; civil relief; statute of limitations allowing minor patients to enact or withdraw consent to abortion care

HB 2638 Abortion Clinics; Inspection; Repeal
Sponsor (s): Representatives Sherwood, Alston, Cardenas, Clark, Gonzales, Larkin, Mendez, Wheeler, Friese, Otondo, Rios and Senators Quezada, Farley
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee
Repeals political discretion of director to determine that there is reasonable cause to believe an abortion clinic is not adhering to the licensing requirements of this article or any other law or rule concerning abortion.

HB 2665 Informed Consent; Requirements; Information; Website; Signs; Violation; Civil Relief; Statute of Limitations
Sponsor (s): Representatives Sherwood: Mendez
Status at Sine Die: Not Assigned

An abortion shall not be performed or induced without the voluntary and informed consent of the woman on whom the abortion is to be performed or induced. Except in the case of rape, incest, or a medical emergency


NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona Opposed Legislation

SB 1115 Delegation of Powers; Parent; Custodian
Sponsor(s): Senators Ward, Allen
Status at Sine Die: Held in Committee

Allows a non-serving parent to intercede on the the decisions and authority of the custodial parent in regards to abortion care for a minor patient even when the custodial guardian has a duly enacted power of attorney

SB 1257 Changes to AHCCS
Sponsor(s): Senators Ward
Status at Sine Die: Signed by Gov. Doug Ducey on April 6, 2015

Family planning services that do not include abortion or abortion counseling are qualified for contracting via the Affordable Care Act

SB 1318 Abortion; Health Care Exchange; Licensure
Sponsor(s): Barto, Allen, Burges, Kavanaugh, Lesko, Shooter, Dial, Farnsworth, Griffin, Miranda, Pierce, Ward, Worsely, Yee, Gray, and Representatives Allen, Boyer, Kern, Montenegro, Olsen, Peterson, Townsend, Bowers, Finchem, Leach, Livingston, Mesnard, Shope
Status at Sine Die: March 30, 2015

Requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges and that abortion providers must lie to their patients about the unscientific assertion that a medication abortion could be reversed 
U.S. Federal District Court grants Preliminary Injunction on October 16, 2015

HB 2196 Nursing; Aides; Assistants
Sponsor(s): Rep Boyer
Status at Sine Die: Signed by Gov Doug Ducey April 10, 2015
Criminalizes nursing staff and aids for abetting in a criminal abortion or attempting, agreeing or offering to procure or assist in a criminal abortion

 
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