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 2019, RESOLVE will be tracking state legislation that impact the family building 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.

Indiana

Bill Number: SB 174

Added: January 8, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Provides that a physician who treats a patient of that physician for infertility: (1) by using the physician’s own spermatozoon or ovum, without the patient’s consent; or (2) by using donated human reproductive material without the consent of the donor; commits fertility fraud, a Level 6 felony.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/3/2019 introduced and referred to Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law.
  • Link to BillSB 174;

Kentucky

Bill Number: HB 87

Added: January 21, 2019

  • Description of Bill: All health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after the effective date of this Act shall provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/8/2019 introduced in House of Representatives. 1/20/19 referred to House Committee on Banking and Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillHB 87;

Missouri

Bill Number: SB 92

Added: December 13, 2018

  • Description of Bill:This act requires health benefit plans issued, amended, delivered, or renewed in the state following August 28, 2019, to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, as defined in the act. Coverage for certain procedures is required only where less costly treatments have been unsuccessful, the patient has not undergone a certain number of prior procedures as specified in the act, and the procedures are performed at medical facilities that conform to the in vitro fertilization standards of the American College of Obstetric and Gynecology or the American Fertility Society. This act contains an exemption for religious organizations, and entities sponsored by religious organizations, that find the procedures to violate their religious and moral teachings and beliefs.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 12/1/2018 introduced.
  • Link to BillSB 92;

Bill Number: HB 245

Added: January 15, 2018

  • Description of Bill: This bill requires insurance companies to cover fertility preservation procedures for insureds who are at least 18 years old and are diagnosed with cancer but have not started cancer treatment. Coverage shall include embryo, oocyte, and sperm cryopreservation procedures. Any entity or individual who states in writing that methods of embryo, oocyte, and sperm cyropreservation procedures are contrary to the entity or individual’s moral, ethical, or religious beliefs the carrier may issue a policy or rider thereto that excludes coverage for such methods. This bill is similar to HB 2388 (2018).
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 12/14/2018 introduced. Read second time on 1/10/2019.
  • Link to BillHB 245;

New Jersey

Bill Numbers: S 2133 \ A 3150

Updated: January 21, 2019

  • 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. 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 Number: A 4811

Added: December 13, 2018

  • Description of Bill:  Requires health benefits coverage for intrauterine insemination.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 12/10/2018 introduced. Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
  • Link to BillA 4811;

New York

Bill Numbers: S 719

Bill Name: The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA)
Added: January 14, 2019

  • 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: S 719 has been introduced on January 9, 2019.
  • Link to Bill: S719;
  • Action Needed: We need you to send this letter right now to ask your State Senator to co-sponsor FAFTA and include it in the 2019 budget. And register now for RESOLVE’s New York Advocacy Day on 2/27/19 to play a pivotal role in passing FAFTA!
  • A family-friendly fertility law New Yorkers deserve
    Queens Chronicle, December 13, 2018
  • Coalition For Fertility Coverage Expands
    State of Politics, January 2019

Bill Numbers: A1071

Bill Name: Child Parent Security Act
Added: January 15, 2019

North Dakota

Bill Number: SB 2233

Updated January 21, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  A BILL for an Act to create and enact a new section to chapter 26.1-36 and a new section to chapter 54-52.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to health insurance coverage for
    infertility treatment; and to provide for application.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill introduced to Senate on January 11 and submitted to the Senate Industry, Business, Labor Committee. Committee bill hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10:30AM.
  • Link to BillSB 2233;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Support.

South Carolina

Bill Number: H 3289

Bill Name: “The Personhood Act of South Carolina”
Added: January 21, 2019

  • 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 to the House Judiciary Committee on 1/8/19.
  • Link to Bill: H 3289;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

West Virginia

Bill Number: HB 2074

Added: January 14, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, and pursuant to the duty and authority of the legislative body, including the power under section 8 of Article I of the Constitution of the United States and Article VI of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia to make necessary and proper laws and the power under section five of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, we hereby declare that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitutions of the United States and the State of West Virginia is vested in each human being.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill introduced to House on January 9, 2019 and sent to the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Link to BillHB 2074;