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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Nebraska

Bill Number: LB 726

Added: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Require insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization procedures
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and referred to Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee on 1/8/2018. Hearing was held on 2/5/18.
  • Link to Bill:  LB 726; 

Bill Number: LB 795

Updated: January 26, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Provide for an acknowledgment of maternity
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill and recommends amendments to clarify certain terms.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to the Judiciary Committee. Hearing to be held on February 2, 2018.
  • Link to Bill:  LB 795; 

New Jersey

Bill Numbers: S 482 \ A 1704

Updated: May 30, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Authorizes certain gestational carrier agreements.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The State Legislature passed the bill on 4/12/18 and it now goes to the Governor for signature. The Governor signed the bill into law on 5/30/2018.
  • Link to BillsS 482; A 1704;

Bill Numbers: S 2133 \ A 3150

Updated: December 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill:Mandates health benefits coverage for fertility preservation services under certain health insurance plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 2/8/2018 Introduced in the Assembly. Bill referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee on 3/5/2018. Introduced in the Senate. Referred to Senate Commerce Committee. Senate Commerce Committee hearing on  S2133 – Monday, December 3 at 2:00PM (time subject to change). Assembly Women and Children Committee hearing on A 3150 – Thursday, Dec. 6 at 11AM (time subject to change). The Senate bill passed favorably out of Senate Commerce Committee on 12/3/18.
  • Link to BillsS 2133; A 3150
  • Read RESOLVE’s letters of support for S 2133 and A 3150.
  • Act Now: Contact your State Leadership to support access to fertility preservation for cancer patients. Send this letter today.

Bill Numbers: S 3075 \ A 4605

Added: October 19, 2018

  • Description of Bill:Requires Department of Health to regulate and license embryo storage facilities.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the Senate and referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 10/15/18. Introduced in the Assembly and referred to Health and Senior Services Committee on 10/18/18.
  • Link to BillsS 3075; A 4605

 

 

New York

Bill Numbers: S 3148A /A 2646A

Bill Name: The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA)
Updated: October 19, 2018

Bill Number: S 8441 B

Bill Name: The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA)
Updated: June 28, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill expands the current infertility insurance law in New York state to include insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization, fertility preservation for cancer patients, and adds non-discrimination language to ensure that all eligible individuals can receive coverage.
  • 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 on 5/7/18 and referred to the Insurance Committee. The bill was amended on 6/17/18 and passed in the Senate on 6/20/18 and delivered to the Assembly. The Senate bill did not align with the Assembly bill (A 2646A) that passed, and legislature adjourned on 6/20/18 without passing FAFTA.
  • Link to Bill: S 8441B
  • Read Bill addresses in-vitro fertilization coverage problem published by Times Union
  • Read IVF Coverage Bill Pushed In Final Session Days  published by Spectrum News
  • Action Needed: Please thank your lawmakers and remind them to keep FAFTA a priority for 2019 — send this letter today to your State Assemblymember and State Senator.

Bill Numbers: S17A / A 6959A

Bill Name: Child Parent Security Act
Updated: June 21, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill legalizes compensated gestational carrier arrangements in New York State and clarifies parentage for intended children from gestational surrogacy and from donor egg, sperm, and embryo.
  • 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 referred to the Judiciary Committee on 1/3/17. The bill was introduced in the State Assembly and referred to the Judiciary Committee on 3/28/17. Assembly Committees on Judiciary and Health will hold a public hearing on Gestational Surrogacy and the issue of compensated gestational carrier surrogacy agreements on 5/24/18. The legislature adjourned without voting on this bill.
  • Link to BillS 17AA. 6959A
  • Read Letter: Reproduction options limited by state laws published by Times Union.
  • Read “Battle Over Paid Surrogacy Opens New Front,” published in Time magazine, “Make Surrogacy Legal in New York,” published in the Albany Times UnionLegislators seek overhaul of surrogacy laws from Albany Times Union and Repeal NY surrogacy ban to reflect rest of the country published by Times Union.
  • Action Needed: Stay tuned for steps you can take to keep CPSA a priority for 2019 — sign up for RESOLVE advocacy alerts.

Bill Numbers: SB 322 / AB 5208

Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill prohibits health insurance policies from being limited, restricted, or have additional requirements placed upon them due to whether or not the insured has a partner of the same sex. The bill also prohibits health insurance policies from limiting access to in vitro fertilization based on whether or not the insured has a partner of the same sex or the sexual history of the insured.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The Senate bill was introduced on 1/3/17 and sent to the Committee on Insurance on the same day for consideration. The Assembly bill was introduced on 2/6/2017 and sent to the Committee on Insurance on the same day for consideration.
  • Link to BillSB 322AB 5208

Bill Number: AB 2415

Bill Name: Mandates insurance companies to provide coverage for non-experimental infertility treatments Added: January 9, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill amends the insurance laws of 1990 and 1992 to clarify that procedures covered under the law do not exclude surgeries to correct deformation as well as tests related to infertility. Coverage is not required in the cases of the reversal of elective sterilization, sex change procedures, cloning, or experimental medical or surgical devices. The bill also limits lifetime coverage to $100,000 per insured person and allows insurers to limit coverage in the cases of in vitro fertilization to individuals who have already failed to conceive in other infertility treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Rep. Amy Paulin (DEM-NY) introduced this bill on January 19, 2017. The same day it was referred to the Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillAB 2415;

Bill Number: AB 528

Bill Name: AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization treatments Added: January 9, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill extends health insurance coverage to in vitro fertilization by amending the insurance law of 2002.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Rep. Linda Rosenthal (D-NY) introduced this bill on January 8, 2017. The same day it was referred to the Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillAB 528;

Bill Number: S 7163/ A 10660

Bill Name: Relates to insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
Updated
: May 10, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Provides that policies issued in this state that provide coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to a covered person.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) introduced this bill. The same day it was referred to the Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillS7163; A10660

North Carolina

Bill Number: H 163

Bill Name: Enact Right to Life at Conception Act
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  This bill is so-called “personhood” legislation that recognizes “the right to life … is vested in each human being… at all stages of life including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced and referred to Health Committee in 1/25/17.
  • Link to BillH 163;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Oklahoma

Bill Number: SB 1140

Added: May 7, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Children; prohibiting requirement for private agencies to participate in certain placements; prohibiting certain actions based on religious or moral convictions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill has been passed by both the House and the Senate. It has been sent to the Governor for signature.
  • Link to BillSB 1140;

Bill Number: SB 1468

Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill requires certain health benefit plans to cover in vitro fertilization in certain circumstances.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill and strongly recommends amendments to change the waiting period and other restrictions.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced. The first reading will be 2/5/18 .Second Reading referred to Retirement and Insurance Committee then to Appropriations Committee on 2/6/2018
  • Link to BillSB 1468;

Pennsylvania

Bill Number: SB 148

Bill Name: Act amending the act of May 17, 1921 (P.L.682, No.284), known as The Insurance Company Law of 1921, in health and accident insurance, providing for coverage for infertility treatment.
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill adds infertility treatment to the Insurance Company Law of 1921. The coverage may exclude coverage of procedures reversing elective sterilization, impose restrictions on waiting periods, exclude coverage of women beyond childbearing years, restrict coverage for assisted reproductive techniques to policyholder or spouse, impose a restriction of three assisted reproductive technology procedures that a policyholder or spouse may attempt, and require a copayment and deductible.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Sen. Lisa Boscola (DEM-PA) introduced this bill on January 20, 2017. On the same day it was referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.
  • Link to BillSB 148;

Rhode Island

Bill Number: S 2303

Bill Name: An Act Relating To Domestic Relations — Uniform Parentage Act
Updated: April 9, 2018

  • Description of Bill: Enacts Uniform Parentage Act dealing with parent-child relationship, genetic testing, assisted reproduction, surrogacy agreements, adjudication proceedings/registry of paternity eff. 1/1/19.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee. Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration on 02/23/2018. Committee recommended measure be held for further study on 03/27/2018
  • Link to BillSB 2303;

South Carolina

Bill Number: S 10

Updated: January 12, 2018

Bill Number: S 217 / H 3530

Bill Name: “The Personhood Act of South Carolina”
Updated: February 22, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill establishes “that the right to life for each born and preborn human being vests at fertilization and that the rights of due process and equal protection, guaranteed by … the constitution of this state, vest at fertilization for each born and preborn human being.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on 1/10/2017 and to the House Judiciary Committee on 1/19/17 and then to Subcommittee on 3/22/17. Hearing to be held in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 1/30/2018. Lawmakers at the hearing said they received so many calls that they decided to carry over the bill until they could agree on amendments. The Judiciary Committee scheduled a last-minute vote and passed the bill along party lines on 2/20/18 with amendments that remain problematic.
  • Link to BillS 217H 3530
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Opposition.
  • Action Needed: The bill will now go to the full Senate for a vote, and we need you to call your state Senator TODAY to stop this bill.

Tennessee

Bill Numbers: SB 1153 / HB 1406

Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill “repeals statute that deems a child born to a married woman as a result of artificial insemination, with consent of the married woman’s husband, to be the legitimate child of the husband and wife.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bills were introduced on 2/9/17 and passed on first and second consideration in both chambers; the Senate bill was referred to Judiciary Committee and the House bill to Health Subcommittee.
  • Link to BillSB 1153 HB 1406

Bill Numbers: SB 754 / HB 895

Bill Name: “Sanctity of Human Life Act”
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This is personhood legislation that “declares that human life begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent, at which time all legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood attach.”
  • 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 passed on first consideration on 02/08/2017 and then passed on second consideration and referred to the Judiciary Committee on 2/13/17. The House bill was introduced on 02/08/2017 and passed on first consideration on 02/09/2017.
  • Link to BillSB 754HB 895
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Utah

Bill Number: SB 126

Bill Name: Gestational Agreements Revisions
Updated: February 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill repeals provisions addressing gestational agreements and makes technical and conforming changes.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill has been introduced on 1/20/2018. Senate received fiscal note from Fiscal Analyst on 2/2/2018. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to hold the bill on 2/7/18 so no further action is expected.
  • Link to BillSB 0126;

Bill Number: SB 181

Bill Name: Infertility Insurance Coverage Amendments
Added: February 22, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill requires an insurer to offer the option of using the adoption indemnity benefit for infertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: LFA/ bill sent to agencies for fiscal input on 02/13/2018
  • Link to BillSB 181;

Vermont

Bill Number: H 562

Bill Name: An act relating to parentage proceedings
Updated: February 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill defines a parent-child relationship.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced by Representative Grad and referred to the House Committee on Judiciary. On January 30, 2018, it received unanimous approval from the VT House Judiciary Committee. Debate on Friday, House floor vote to follow. The House passed the bill on 2/8/18.
  • Link to BillH 562

Bill Number: H 610

Bill Name: An act relating to insurance coverage for infertility treatment
Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill proposes to require health insurance plans to provide coverage for infertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced by Representative Toll of Danville (By Request) and referred to the House Committee on Health Care.
  • Link to BillH 610

Bill Number: H 629

Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to insurance coverage for fertility preservation for insureds diagnosed with cancer
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced by Representative Till.
  • Link to BillH 610

Washington

Bill Number: HB 1649

Bill Name: “Washington state life at conception act”
Updated: January 12, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  This bill is so-called “personhood” legislation that recognizes “the right to life … is vested in each human being… at all stages of life including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced and referred to Health Care & Wellness Committee on 1/25/17. It was reintroduced and retained in present status on 1/8/18.
  • Link to BillHB 1649;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Number: SB 6037

Bill Name: Concerning the uniform parentage act.
Updated: March 8, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill defines a parent-child relationship and specifically allows compensated surrogacy.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill passed in the Senate on 2/7/18 and in the House on 2/27/18 and was signed into law by the Governor on 3/6/18.
  • Link to BillSB 6037;

West Virginia

Bill Numbers: HB 4318 / S 405

Bill Name: Creating Life at Conception Act of 2018
Added: January 29, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  This bill is so-called “personhood” legislation that recognizes “the right to life … is vested in each human being… at all stages of life including, but not limited to, the moment of fertilization, cloning, and other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being.”
  • 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 Senate Health and Human Resources Committee on 1/26/18. The House of Representative bill was introduced and referred to the House Judiciary Committee on 1/26/18.
  • Link to BillHB 4315S 405;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.