RESOLVE works with advocacy volunteers and other organizations to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. In 2018, RESOLVE will be tracking state bills that impact the infertility community, whether they are pro-family or anti-family bills. Find out what is happening in your state. If you know of a bill in your state but it is not listed below, please contact RESOLVE at info@resolve.org.

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Arizona

Bill Number: SB 1149

Bill Name: health insurance; infertility coverage
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  Any subscription contract that is issued to a subscriber and that includes maternity benefits shall include coverage for the medically necessary expenses of diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB. 1149 was introduced.
  • Link to BillSB 1149;

Bill Numbers: SB 1393

Bill Name: dissolution; human embryos; disposition
Updated: April 4, 2018

California

Bill Number: AB 2298

Bill Name: Parent-child relationship: assisted reproduction agreement for gestational carriers.
Added: March 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: An act to amend Section 7962 of the Family Code, relating to family law.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process:  The bill referred to  the Committee. on Judiciary.  On 3/01/2018, read second time and amended.
  • Link to BillAB 2298;

Bill Number: SB 172

Bill Name: Health care coverage: fertility preservation
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  This bill impacts heath care plans issued on or before January 1, 2018 that covers hospital, medical, surgical, and other iatrogenic expenses for diagnoses with medical interventions that could or does lead to iatrogenic infertility. It requires those plans to also cover resulting infertility treatment. However, this will not impact specialized health care service plans or a specialized health insurance policies.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB. 172 was introduced on 1/23/17 and referred to the Committee on Health. Bill was amended, passed and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where it was placed on the Appropriations Suspense file.
  • Link to BillSB 172;

Colorado

Bill Number: HB 1225

Bill Name: Protect Human Life At Conception
Added: February 22, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Concerning the protection of human life beginning at conception.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced In House – Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment Committee – 02/05/2018
  • Link to BillHB 1225;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Delaware

Bill Number: SB 139

Bill Name: An Act To Amend Title 18 of the Delaware Code Relating to Insurance coverage for Obsterical and Gynecological Services
Updated: June 7, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This Act requires that health insurance offered in this State provide coverage for fertility care services, including in vitro fertilization (“IVF”) procedures, for individuals who suffer from a disease or condition that results in the inability to procreate or to carry a pregnancy to a live birth.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and assigned to Senate Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate on 1/10/2018. The bill passed the committee on 3/14/2018. The bill passed the Senate on 3/28/2018. The bill now heads to the House Health & Development Committee. The House Health & Human Development Committee hearing will take place on 6/6/2018. The committee passed the bill. It goes to the full House of Representatives for a vote. The House of Representatives passed the bill. The bill has been sent to the Governor for signature.
  • Link to BillSB 139;
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support
  • Read Delaware measure calls for mandating insurers cover infertility treatment published by whyy.org
  • Read Senate bill would cover IVF, all fertility treatments for Delawareans published by delawareonline.com
  • Action Needed: Thank you for advocating on behalf of this important bill. To stay up to date on legislation impacting the family building community in Delaware, please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Alerts.

Hawaii

Bill Number: SB 2633

Measure Title: Relating to In Vitro Fertilization Insurance Coverage
Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill removes discriminatory requirements for mandatory insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures to create parity of coverage for same-sex couples, unmarried women, and male-female couples for whom male infertility is the relevant factor.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The committees on HHS recommend that the measure be passed with Amendments. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, Kobayashi, Belatti, Learmont, Tupola; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and Excused: none. – 02/02/2018
  • Link to Bill: SB 2633
  • Read the current HI state insurance mandate and RESOLVE’s HB 2524 letter of support.
  • Read Hawaii LGBTQ Couples Seek Equal Access to Fertility Treatment from NBC.com

Bill Number: HB 677

Measure Title: Relating to In Vitro Fertilization Insurance Coverage
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill amends insurance coverage requirements for in vitro fertilization to allow for expanded applicability, including removing the five-year history of infertility requirement.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: House Committee on Health deferred the bill and recommended it be carried over to the 2018 Regular Session.
  • Link to BillHB 677
  • Read the current HI state insurance mandate and RESOLVE’s letter of support.

Bill Number: SB 515

Bill Name: Relating to In Vitro Fertilization Insurance Coverage
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This legislation ensures an insured’s dependents are eligible to receive the one-time fertilization benefits outlined in her previous legislation (HB 664, HB 677, HB 1562, and SB 502) including coverage for expenses derived from in vitro fertilization procedures. These benefits include coverage for infertility related to endometriosis, exposure to in utero to diethylstilbestrol, blocked or removed fallopian tubes, abnormal male factors contributing to infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Senate Health and Judiciary Committees deferred the bill and recommend it be carried over to the 2018 Regular Session.
  • Link to BillSB 515;

Bill Number: HB 2669

Bill Name: Relating To Cancer Patients
Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill would mandate insurance coverage for fertility preservation for men and women before undergoing cancer treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill introduced on 1/24/18 and referred to Health and Human Services Committee. Hearing scheduled for 2/2/18. The committee(s) on HHS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
  • Link to BillHB 2669;
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support

Bill Number: HB 1857

Bill Name: Relating To Gestational Surrogacy
Updated: February 22, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Provides that gestational surrogacy is permitted only when a contract containing certain terms has been executed between a gestational surrogate and a commissioning couple.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and Pass First Reading. Referred to HHS, CPC, JUD, referral sheet 4. Bill scheduled to be heard by HHS on Wednesday, 01-31-18 9:30AM in House conference room 329. The committee(s) on HHS recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
  • Link to BillHB 1857;

Bill Number: HB 2524

Bill Name: Relating to In Vitro Fertilization Insurance Coverage
Added: February 14, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Establishes the In Vitro Fertilization Insurance Coverage Study Group to examine health insurance policies and current statutes and to make policy recommendations to the Legislature prior to the convening of the 2019 legislative session.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and Pass First Reading. Referred to HHS, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 9. The committees on HHS recommend that the measure be passed, with Amendments. Reported from HHS (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 175-18) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC. Passed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC. Bill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Wednesday, 02-14-18 2:00PM in House conference room 329.
  • Link to BillHB 2524;

Illinois

Bill Number: HB 2617

Bill Name: Insurance CD-FERTILITY PRESERVATION
Updated: June 1, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  Amends the Illinois Insurance Code to provide that a policy of accident or health insurance shall provide coverage for medically necessary expenses for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to an enrollee.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced and assigned to the Human Services Committee on 1/24/2018. A Committee hearing was scheduled for 3/28/2018, where it passed out of Committee. The House will vote on or before 4/27/2018. The House passed the bill by an overwhelming margin in 4/27/2018 and it now goes to the Senate. The Senate Insurance Committee passed the bill unanimously out of Committee and it now goes to the floor for a vote by the full Senate. The bill passed both houses on 5/31/2018. The bill now heads to the Governor for signature.
  • Link to BillHB 2617;
  • Read Commentary: Give cancer survivors a chance to save their fertility published by the Chicago Tribune
  • Watch Infertility Awareness Week kicks off to start a movement published by Fox 32 News.
  • Read Senate debating bill to help women preserve hope of a family published by Niles Patch.
  • Listen to Surviving Hodgkin Lymphoma with Megan Connely published by WGN Radio.
  • Act Now! Please send this letter to the Governor to voice your support for signing this bill into law. Thank you!

Iowa

Bill Numbers: SF 253 / HF 297

Bill Name: “An Act relating to the protection of life beginning at conception”
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill is so-called “personhood” legislation and recognizes that “life is valued and protected from the moment of conception, and each life, from that moment, is accorded the same rights and protections guaranteed to all persons by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Iowa, and the laws of this state.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The Senate bill was introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee on 02/14/17.  The House bill was introduced and referred to Human Resources Committee on 2/14/17. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee recommended passage on 2/27/17.
  • Link to BillSF 253HF 297
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Number: HF 2227

Bill Name: “A bill for an act relating to the recognition of life at conception, and providing for contingent implementation.”
Added: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: “The sovereign state of Iowa recognizes that life is valued and protected, and each life, from the moment of conception, is accorded the same rights and protections, including the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, guaranteed to all persons by the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Iowa, and the laws of this state.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced, referred to Human Resources. H.J. 201 on 2/2/18.
  • Link to BillHF 2227
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Kansas

Resolution Number: HCR 5009

Resolution Name: State constitution, human life amendments.
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Resolution: This is personhood legislation that “Redefines ‘human being’ for purposes of the criminal code to conform to the finding that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Resolution: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Resolution in the legislative process: The bill was referred to the Committee on Federal and State Affairs on 2/3/2017.
  • Link to ResolutionHCR 5009;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Kentucky

Bill Number: SB 95

Bill Name: An Act relating to coverage for medically necessary fertility preservation services.
Updated: March 19, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish that any health benefit plan issued or renewed in the Commonwealth that provides coverage for hospital, medical, or surgical expenses, shall include coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary medical treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to an insured.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Banking and Insurance Committee.Committee passed the bill on 2/27/2018 and the full Senate passed the bill on 3/6/18. The House bill was introduced on 3/13/2018 and assigned to the Appropriations & Revenue Committee. The bill was reassigned to Banking & Insurance Committee(H).
  • Link to BillSB 95;

Bill Numbers: HB 473

Bill Name: An Act proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Kentucky relating to abortion.
Added: March 1, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Propose to create a new section of the Constitution of Kentucky to clarify that our state Constitution does not create a right to abortion or a right to funding for an abortion; specify that the General Assembly has the full authority to protect human life in this Commonwealth from the moment of fertilization until natural death without regard to age, health, or condition of dependency; submit to voters.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in House on 02/26/2018.
  • Link to Bill: HB 473
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Numbers: HB 493

Bill Name: AN ACT relating to infertility treatment coverage.
Added: March 1, 2018

  • Description of Bills: Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304, relating to health benefit plans, to require coverage for infertility treatment; prohibit insurers from denying coverage for services which would otherwise be covered services solely because the services may result in infertility; require the commissioner of the Department of Insurance to promulgate administrative regulations to establish guidelines and standards for the coverage required; create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to require the State Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations to establish guidelines and standards for the provision of infertility services; amend KRS 18A-225 to require infertility coverage for the state employee health plan; amend KRS 205.560 to include infertility treatment in the scope of care for the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program; EFFECTIVE January 1, 2019.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bills in the legislative process: The bill was introduced into the House of Representatives on 2/26/18.
  • Link to BillsHB 493;

Louisiana

Bill Number: HB 689

Added: April 30, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Provides for coverage for fertility preservation for individuals diagnosed with cancer
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill scheduled for floor debate. Bill was introduced and referred to House Committee on Insurance on 3/2/18. It was amended on 4/5/18 and recommitted to the Committee on Appropriations.
  • Link to BillHB 689;

Maryland

Bill Number: SB 271 / HB 908

Bill Name: Health Insurance – Coverage of Fertility Preservation Procedures for Iatrogenic Infertility
Updated: May 14, 2018

Bill Numbers: HB 249 / SB 33

Bill Name: Health Insurance – Coverage for Fertility Awareness-Based Methods
Updated: March 1, 2018

  • Description of Bills: Requiring certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide certain coverage for instruction by a licensed health care provider on fertility awareness-based methods; prohibiting the insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from applying a copayment, coinsurance requirement, or deductible to coverage for the instruction on fertility awareness-based methods, except with respect to a certain grandfathered exception; etc.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE supports this Bills.
  • Current status of the Bills in the legislative process: The bill was introduced into the House of Representatives and the Senate. Hearing in the House of Representatives will be held on 02/07/2018. Hearing in the Senate will be held on 1/31/2018. Third reading in Senate passed (131-0) on 02/23/2018.
  • Link to BillsHB 249; SB 33;

Bill Numbers: HB 1727

Bill Name: Health Insurance – Infertility Treatment and In Vitro Fertilization – Coverage
Added: February 22, 2018

  • Description of Bills: Prohibiting certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from requiring as a condition of coverage for certain infertility treatments that the patient be married or in a relationship with another individual; altering the circumstances under which certain insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations are prohibited from excluding benefits for certain expenses arising from in vitro fertilization procedures; etc.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bills in the legislative process: The bill was introduced into the the state Senate. First reading in the House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee on 2/19/2016.
  • Link to BillsHB 1727;

Massachusetts

Bill Numbers: MA [R] SB 2502

Bill Name: An Act to promote family stability
Added: April 4, 2018

  • Description of Bills: Amends GL 46:4B relative to the regulation of artificial insemination, by deleting the short existing section and replacing it with a much more extensive section on parental surrogacy. The existing section provided simply that any child born to a married woman as a result of artificial insemination with the consent of her husband, would be considered the legitimate child of both parents. The new section introduces a much more extensive regulatory scheme involving gestational carrier agreements. In effect, the parties to such an agreement may clarify their parental rights ahead of time. Proceedings are to be closed to the public, and papers and records pertaining to such proceedings are to be subject to inspection only upon consent of all the parties or upon a showing of good cause. When a child who is a subject of a parentage order reaches the age of 18, the child may have access to the court documents and pleadings in his or her case..
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE supports this Bill.
  • Current status of the Bills in the legislative process: The bill was introduced into the Senate on 1/20/2017. Referred to Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 04/30/2018
  • Link to BillsSB 2502;

Minnesota

Bill Number: HF 4385

Bill Name: OmnibusTax Bill
Added: May 7, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Current Minnesota law allows a tax credit of $2,000 in cases of stillbirths. This credit is to be used for burial costs. The Senate version of the bill denies parents who lose their child to stillbirth in a gestational surrogacy arrangement from receiving the tax credit.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Modifications to this tax credit are being considered by the conference committee that is negotiating the tax bill.
  • Link to Bill: HF 4385
  • Action Needed: Contact your state senator and state representative to express your outrage and to ask them to contact the tax committee conferees. Also call Governor Dayton’s office (651.201.3400 or 1.800.657.3717) and tell him:
    (1) You oppose Article 2, Section 12 of the Senate tax bill, which denies parents who lose children to stillbirth in gestational surrogacy arrangements from receiving the tax credit for burial costs currently available to all other Minnesota parents.
    (2) You support the stillbirth tax credit language Article 2, Section 11 of the House tax bill.
    (3) The tax code should not discriminate against Minnesotans who suffer from infertility.

Bill Numbers: SF 2740/HF 2994

Added: March 20, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill for an act relating to children; regulating traditional and gestational surrogacy arrangements; creating a crime to operate a for-profit surrogacy agency; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 257.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SF 2740 was introduced and referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Senate Committee. HF 2994 was introduced and referred to the Health and Human Services Reform House Committee on 02/22/2018.
  • Link to BillSF 2740HF 2994
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Opposition.
  • Action Needed: Register for Minnesota Advocacy Day on April 17th to voice your opposition to this bill with your lawmakers.

Bill Numbers: SF 707 / HF 2593

Bill Name: Gestational Carrier Act
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill establishes requirements for gestational carrier contracts and reflects the consensus points reached by the Legislative Commission on Surrogacy to protect all participants, including mental health/physical exams for gestational carrier candidates; mental health exams for intended parents; independent legal representation for gestational carriers and intended parents; and clarifying Minnesota’s parentage law so that intended parents don’t have to incur the expense of adopting their own child.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SF 707 was introduced and referred to the Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on 02/06/17. HF 2593 was introduced and referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Policy Committee on 04/07/17. The Legislature adjourned on 5/26/2017 and will reconvene on 2/20/18.
  • Link to Bill: As Introduced: SF 707HF 2593
  • Read “New Push to Reign in Surrogacy” and “Minnesota needs clarity on surrogacy laws” published in the Minnesota Star-Tribune and supportive letters to the editor.
  • Watch “Lawmakers Seek To Streamline, Regulate Surrogacy” aired on local CBS station.
  • Action Needed: Register for Minnesota Advocacy Day on April 17th to voice your support to this pro-family bill with your lawmakers.

Bill Numbers: HF 2792

Bill Name: Abortions of unborn children prohibited, and criminal penalties established.
Added: February 14, 2018

  • Description of Bill: The bill primarily bans abortion but it includes personhood language that defines “Unborn child” as “an individual living member of the species Homo sapiens from fertilization until birth.”.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and referred to Health and Human Services Reform Committee.on 02/20/18.
  • Link to Bill: HF 2792
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.
  • Action Needed: Register for Minnesota Advocacy Day on April 17th to voice your opposition to this bill with your lawmakers.

Mississippi

Bill Number: HB 1198

Updated: March 20, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Health insurance policies; require certain to provide infertility coverage.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and sent to the Insurance Committee. This bill passed the House on 2/8/18. Referred to the Senate Insurance and Appropriations Committee on 02/16/2018, where it died in committee.
  • Link to BillHB 1198; 
  • Action Needed: Sign up for Action Alerts.

Missouri

Bill Number: HB 1951

Added: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Expands insurance coverage for certain infertility treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives on 1/8/18 and has been read a second time.
  • Link to BillHB 1951; 

Bill Number: HB 2388

Added: February 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation procedures for insureds with a cancer diagnosis..
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced to the House of Representatives on 2/6/18 and has been read a second time.
  • Link to BillHB 2388; 

Resolution Number: HJR 53

Updated: April 16, 2018

  • Description of Bill: House Joint Resolution (HJR) 53 proposes a Constitutional amendment that “declares that the term ‘person’ under the Missouri Constitution includes every human being, including every preborn human child at every stage of biological development from the moment of conception until birth.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: On Tuesday, April 3rd, Children and Families Committee in the Missouri House of Representatives will hear testimony on the resolution. Passed out of Children and Families committee on April 10.
  • Link to BillHJR 53; 
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.
  • Action needed: Send this letter and call the Children and Families Committee Members to tell them to vote no on this resolution.

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