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.

Arizona

Bill Number: HB 2386

Added: January 22, 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 supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/21/2019 introduced.
  • Link to BillHB 2386;

Arkansas

Bill Number: HB 1761

Added: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: To create the Egg Provider Protection Act.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 3/8/2019 introduced. Bill died in  Senate Committee.
  • Link to BillHB 1761;

California

Bill Number: AB 767

Updated: April 30, 2019

Bill Number: SB 600

Updated: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: This bill would clarify that an individual or group health care service plan contract or health insurance policy that covers hospital, medical, or surgical expenses includes coverage for standard fertility preservation services. This bill would also prohibit a health insurer from denying coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 2/25/2019 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health. CA SB 600 passed the Health Committee 8-1 on 4/24/19. Bill moves to Appropriations Committee.
  • Link to BillAB 600;
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support.
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Bill Number: AB 922

Updated: May 21, 2019

  • Description of Bill: This bill bill, until January 1, 2024, would require individuals who provide human oocytes for research to be compensated for their time, discomfort, and inconvenience in the same manner as other research subjects, as prescribed and determined by a human subject research panel or institutional review board
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Read second time. Ordered to third reading – 4/22/2019. Bill passed in the Assembly.
  • Link to BillAB 922;
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support.
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Connecticut

Bill Number: SB 339

Added: February 8, 2019

  • Description of Bill: To require that certain health insurance policies delivered, issued for delivery, amended, renewed or continued in this state provide coverage for elective fertility preservation treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Public hearing to be held on 2/14/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 339;

Hawaii

Bill Number: SB 325/HB 1265

Updated: February 6, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Clarifies that evidence demonstrating an alleged parent’s non-consent to an artificial insemination procedure that resulted in the birth of a child may be introduced as evidence relating to paternity.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/18/2019 Senate bill introduced. 1/22/2019 referred to Senate JDC. 1/24/2019 House bill introduced. 1/28/2019 referred to House JUD. Bill scheduled to be heard by JUD on Thursday, 02-07-19 2:05PM in House conference room 325.
  • Link to BillSB325; HB1265;

Indiana

Bill Number: HB 1369

Added: February 13, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Assisted reproduction and gestational surrogacy. Amends provisions regarding testing of donated human sperm and eggs. Repeals current Indiana law regarding surrogacy agreements. Enacts the gestational surrogacy act and the gamete donation act.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/14/2019 introduced and referred to Committee on Judiciary. 02/11/2019 committee voted to adopt the bill.
  • Link to BillHB 1369;

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;

Illinois

Bill Number: HB 3531

Added: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Amends the Hospital Licensing Act. Provides that if a hospital has a gestational surrogacy contract on file for a gestational surrogate or has otherwise received the gestational surrogacy contract from a gestational surrogate, the hospital may not deny an intended parent entry into the delivery room where the gestational surrogate is being induced or in labor. Provides exceptions if: medical personnel determine that the gestational surrogate’s life or health could be jeopardized; the gestational surrogacy contract prohibits an intended parent from being present; or medical personnel determine there is other good cause to prohibit an intended parent from being present, including, but not limited to, if the intended parent is causing a disturbance or other security concerns.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assigned to Senate Public Health – 04/24/2019.
  • Link to BillHB 3531;

Bill Number: HB 3587

Added: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Amends the Adoption Act. Changes the definition of “”post-placement and post-adoption support services””. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services shall establish and maintain a toll-free number to respond to requests from the public about its post-placement and post-adoption support services. Provides that the Department shall provide information about post-placement and post-adoption support services to prospective adoptive parents and guardians as part of its adoption and guardianship training. Provides that the Department shall include specific information in its annual notification letter. Provides that the Department shall review and update annually all information relating to its post-placement and post-adoption support services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assigned to Senate Human Services Committee – 04/24/2019
  • Link to BillHB 3531;

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;

Maine

Bill Number: LD 494

Bill Name: An Act To Update the Family Planning Statutes
Updated
: February 13, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Includes mention of prevention of infertility in definition of family planning services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/31/2019, Senate Committee on Health and Human Services suggested and ordered printed Reference to the Committee on Health and Human Services 01/31/2019, the House Bill was referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services.  Hearing set for Feb 25 at  Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
  • Link to BillLD 494;

Maryland

Bill Number: SB 697/ HB 519

Bill Name: Family Law – Parentage and Adoption
Added
: March 19, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Providing that a child conceived by means of assisted reproduction during the marriage of the child’s mother with the consent of the mother’s spouse is the legitimate child of both spouses for all purposes; establishing the circumstances under which a child is the child of an individual who did not give birth to the child; establishing a certain rebuttable presumption regarding the parentage of a child born to parents who have not participated in a marriage ceremony with each other; etc..
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these Bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Senate bill introduced on 2/4/19 and passed from the Judiciary Proceedings Committee. House bill passed with amendments on 3/18/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 697; HB 519;

Massachusetts

Bill Number: SD 1321

Bill Name: An Act Relative To Preserving Fertility
Added
: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Any coverage offered by the commission to an active or retired employee of the commonwealth insured under the group insurance commission shall provide, to the same extent that benefits are provided for other pregnancy-related procedures, coverage for standard fertility preservation services when the enrollee has a diagnosed medical or genetic condition that may directly or indirectly cause impairment of fertility by affecting reproductive organs or processes. Said coverage will include the coverage for procurement, cryopreservation, and storage of gametes, embryos or other reproductive tissue.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Link to BillSD 1321;

Bill Number: SD 722

Bill Name:An Act relative to parentage to promote children’s security
Added
: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Clarifies that evidence demonstrating an alleged parent’s non-consent to an artificial insemination procedure that resulted in the birth of a child may be introduced as evidence relating to paternity.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Link to BillSD 722;

Minnesota

Bill Number: HF 1140/SF 1533

Updated: February 26, 2019

  • Description of Bill:Gestational Carrier Act to regulate gestational surrogacy arrangements.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduction and first reading, referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division on February 14, 2019.
  • Link to Bill: HF 1140SF 1533;
  • Act Now: Join RESOLVE for our fourth Minnesota Advocacy Day on March 12, 2019 and play a key role in advancing positive surrogacy legislation by making YOUR voice heard!

Bill Number: SF 755/ HF 724

Updated: February 5, 2019

  • Description of Bill: A bill for an act relating to family law; clarifying the parentage of a woman who provides donated ova; and clarifying rights of spouse to parentage when assisted reproductive technology is used.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Referred to Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee on 1/31/2019. House introduced bill on 2/4/19.
  • Link to BillSF 755; HF 724;

Bill Number: HF 1000/SF 1152

Updated: February 15, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Traditional and gestational surrogacy arrangements regulated, and operation of a for-profit surrogacy agency crime created.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: House introduced bill on 2/11/19. Senate introduced bill on 2/14/2019 and referred to Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee.
  • Link to BillHF 1000; SF 1152;

Mississippi

Resolution Number: HC 34

Resolution Name: Constitution; provide equal protection for the right to life of each born and unborn human person.
Added: January 25, 2019

  • Description of Resolution: A concurrent Resolution proposing an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890, to provide equal protection for the right to life of each born and unborn human person.
  • 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 to the Constitution Committee on 1/21/19.
  • Link to Resolution: HC 34
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Number: HB 1478

Added: February 6, 2019

  • Description of Bill:An act to require health insurance policies that provide pregnancy related benefits to provide coverage for medically necessary expenses of diagnosis and treatment of infertility. To establish a pilot program in the state and school employees health insurance plan that provides for coverage medically necessary expenses of tests and procedures 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: 1/21/2019 referred to insurance committee. The bill died in committee.
  • Link to BillHB 1478;

Missouri

Resolution Number: HJR 28

Added: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Resolution:  That the term “person” under this constitution includes every human being, including every in utero human child at every stage of biological development from the moment of conception until birth.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Resolution: RESOLVE opposes Resolution.
  • Current status of the Resolution in the legislative process: Resolution introduced to House on January 23, 2019 and read a second time on January 24, 2019.
  • Link to ResolutionHJR 28;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Number: SB 92/ HB 855

Updated: February 13, 2019

  • 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 in the Senate. 2/11/19 introduced in the House.
  • Link to BillSB 92; HB 855;

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;

Bill Number: HB 671

Bill Name: Right to Due Process Act
Added
: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: The general assembly of this state finds that the life of each human being begins at fertilization and each human being is hereby deemed a person beginning at the time of fertilization; Children in women’s wombs have protectable interests in life, health, and well-being; The natural parents of a child in a woman’s womb have protectable interests in the life, health, and well-being of their child in the womb.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced on 1/24/2019.
  • Link to Bill: HB 671
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Montana

Bill Number: HB 302

Added: February 6, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  This bill is an amendment to the Montana Constitution defining “person” to include all members of mankind at any stage of development.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process:
  • Link to BillHB 302;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of opposition.
  • Action Needed: Send letter to your Representative now – it takes just minutes to voice your oppose this bill.

Nebraska

Bill Number: LB 501

Updated: February 13, 2019

  • Description of Bill:A Bill for an Act relating to insurance; to require insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization procedures as prescribed; and to provide for rules and regulations by the Department of Insurance.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/22/2019 introduced. 1/24/2019 referred to Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee. Notice of committee hearing for March 04, 2019
  • Link to BillLB 501;

New Hampshire

Bill Number: SB 279

Bill Title: Relative to access to fertility care.
Updated
: April 23, 2019

  • Description of Bill: This bill makes medical treatment for infertility and related conditions affordable for New Hampshire residents and employers, so as to attract and retain young families, expand the state’s health care resources, reduce overall health care costs, and improve health outcomes for the resulting children.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/29/2019 introduced. 1/24/2019 referred to Senate Commerce Committee. Hearing to be held on 2/7/19. 3/14/2019 SB 279 was approved unanimously by the New Hampshire Senate on a voice vote. The fertility access legislation in New Hampshire will have its House Commerce Committee hearing next Tuesday 4/23.
  • Link to BillSB279;
  • Read RESOLVE’s letter of support
  • Read Having A Baby Could Become A Little Easier In A Certain Maple-Syrup Loving State published by Above the Law on February 13, 2019.

New Jersey

Bill Numbers: S 2133 \ A 3150

Updated: February 13, 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: Please send this letter to key lawmakers in the state to voice your support for passing this bill this year. Thank you!

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;

Bill Number: A 4605

Added: February 1, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Requires DOH 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: 10/18/2018 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee. 1/17/2019 Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee.
  • Link to BillA 4605;

New York

Bill Numbers: S 719/A 2817

Bill Name: The Fair Access to Fertility Treatment Act (FAFTA)
Updated: April 4, 2019

Bill Numbers: A1071/S2071A

Bill Name: Child Parent Security Act
Updated: May 20, 2019

Bill Number: A7478

Updated: May 20, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Relates to insurance coverage of in vitro fertilization and other fertility preservation treatments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assembly bill referred to Insurance Committee on 5/6/2019.
  • Link to BillsA 7478;
  • Read Simotas for Inclusion of In-Vitro in Ind. & Small Group Market Health Insurance Plans, The National Herald, May 12, 2019

Bill Number: AB 7272

Added: April 23, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Legalizes gestational carrier agreements; relates to the status of a child born pursuant to a gestational carrier agreement and makes conforming changes; relates to inheritance by a child born pursuant to a gestational carrier agreement; relates to the residency of a child born pursuant to a gestational carrier agreement; relates to certain liability coverage; relates to the content of birth certificates.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assembly bill referred to Judiciary Committee on 4/18/2019.
  • Link to BillsAB 7272;

Bill Number: A 7204 /S 5032

Updated: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Relates to embryo and pre-embryo banks and storage facilities.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Assembly bill referred to Health Committee on 4/12/2019. Senate bill referred to Health Committee on 4/3/19.
  • Link to BillsA 7204; S 5302;

Bill Number: S 847/A 4316

Updated: February 5, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance coverage of infertility to be provided to insureds with same sex partners on the same basis as that provided to insureds with a partner of the opposite sex.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/9/2019 Senate bill referred to Insurance Committee. 2/4/2019 Assembly bill referred to Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillsS 847; A 4306;

Bill Number: S 2589

Added: January 31, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Enacts provisions relating to the execution of written forms, prior to assisted reproductive technology services, for consent and directives for the transfer, use, and disposition of cryopreserved embryos or gametes, and provisions relating to notice prior to the implementation of the terms of such advance directives.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 1/28/2019 referred to Judiciary Committee.
  • Link to BillS 2589;

Bill Number: S 1493/A 4506

Added: February 5, 2019

  • 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: 2/4/2019 referred to Assembly Insurance Committee. Also referred to Senate Insurance Committee.
  • Link to BillA4506; S1493;

Bill Number: J 380

Updated: February 13, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 21-27, 2019, as Infertility Awareness Week in the State of New York.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 2/6/2019 referred to Senate Finance Committee. Bill passed on 2/12/19.
  • Link to BillJ380;

North Dakota

Bill Number: SB 2233

Updated April 24, 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. Committee voted do not pass but bill will still go to the floor for a vote. Bill did not pass on 2/15/10.
  • Link to BillSB 2233;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Support.
  • Read Bill mandating insurance coverage of infertility treatment fails in ND Senate, The Jamestown Sun, February 15, 2019
  • Read Ashley Nurse Raises Awareness for Infertility Issues, kfyrtv.com, April 24, 2019
  • Act Now: Please sign up for RESOLVE action alerts to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Oklahoma

Bill Number: SB 139

Added: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Any health benefit plan that is offered, issued or renewed in this state on or after January 1, 2019, that provides pregnancy- related benefits for individuals covered under the plan, pursuant to Section 6060.3 of Title 36 of the Oklahoma Statutes, shall provide coverage for services and benefits on an expense incurred, service, or prepaid basis for outpatient expenses that arise from in vitro fertilization procedures. Benefits for in vitro fertilization procedures required under this section must be provided to the same extent as benefits provided for other pregnancy-related procedures under the plan.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Second Reading referred to Retirement and Insurance Committee on 2/5/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 139;

Bill Number: SB 195

Bill Name: Oklahoma Personhood Act
Added: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill: The Oklahoma Legislature finds that life of each human being begins at conception; unborn children have protectable interests in life, health, and well-being; and the natural parents of unborn children have protectable interests in the life, health, and well-being of their unborn child.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Second Reading referred to Health and Human Services Committee on 2/5/2019.
  • Link to Bill: SB 195
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Bill Number: HB 2468

Added: February 8, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  This bill creates the Oklahoma Gestational Agreement Act
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Second Reading referred to Rules Committee on 2/6/2019.
  • Link to BillHB 2468;

Oregon

Bill Number: SB 749

Updated: May 9, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Requires health benefit plans to cover fertility and reproductive endocrinology services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill is in Senate Committee On Health Care.
  • Link to BillSB 749;

Bill Number: SB 242

Added: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Requires health benefit plan, other than employer-sponsored plan, that covers cost of pregnancy care and childbirth to cover cost of pregnancy care and childbirth for enrollee who is surrogate.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill is in Joint Committee On Ways and Means
  • Link to BillSB 242;

Bill Number: SB 911

Added: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: Requires health benefit plans, state medical assistance program, Public Employees’ Benefit Board and Oregon Educators Benefit Board to pay for standard fertility preservation services for covered individual who will undergo medical treatment that is likely to result in iatrogenic infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Hearing in Senate Health 3/11. Passed favorably. Sent to Joint Committee on Ways & Means.
  • Link to BillSB 911;

Pennsylvania

Bill Number: SB 139

Added: January 31, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  An Act amending Title 23 (Domestic Relations) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, adding provisions relating to establishment of parent-child relationship for certain individuals; providing for voluntary acknowledgment of parentage, for registry of paternity, for genetic testing, for proceeding to adjudicate parentage, for assisted reproduction, for surrogacy agreements and for information about donors.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Referred to House Judiciary Committee on 1/28/2019.
  • Link to BillSB 139;

South Carolina

Bill Number: H 3289/S 485

Bill Name: “The Personhood Act of South Carolina”
Updated: February 14, 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 House Judiciary Committee on 1/8/19. The Senate bill was introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/6/19.
  • Link to Bill: H 3289; S 485;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.
  • Action Needed: Send letters to your State Senator and  Representative now – it takes just minutes to voice your oppose this bill.

Bill Number: H 3920

Bill Name: “The Personhood Act of South Carolina”
Added: February 13, 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 House Judiciary Committee on 2/7/19.
  • Link to Bill: H 3920;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Tennessee

Bill Number: HB 836 / SB 1304

Updated: May 2, 2019

  • Description of Bill: As introduced, prohibits a private licensed child-placing agency from being required to perform, assist, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placement for foster care or adoption that would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions. – Amends TCA Title 36, Chapter 1, Part 1.
  • 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 House Judiciary Committee on 2/7/2019 and referred to the Children & Families Subcommittee on 3/12/2019. The Senate bill was introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/11/19. Bill has been withdrawn until next year.
  • Link to Bill: HB 836SB 1304;

Texas

Bill Number: SB 959/HB 2682

Updated: April 23, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB 959 was filed on 2/21/2019. The senate bill has been referred to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee. HB 2682 was filed on 2/27/2019 and referred to the House Insurance Committee. Committee hearing is scheduled on 4/9/19. The Texas House Insurance Committee unanimously passed HB2682. The house bill now goes to Calendars Committee to determine when it goes to the floor for a vote.
  • Link to BillSB 959; HB 2682;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Support
  • Act Now: Please take the following three steps: 1. Send a letter to your Representative to co-author the bill. 2. Send a letter to the House Calendars Committee to urge a floor vote. 3. Send a letter to the Senate Business and Commerce Committee to support this legislation.

Bill Number: SB 1259

Added: April 16, 2019

Bill Number: HB 1478

Added: February 11, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Relating to a prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of reproductive decisions and certain employment agreements limiting reproductive decisions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Filed on 2/7/2019
  • Link to BillHB 1478;

Vermont

Bill Number: H 278

Added: April 18, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  An act relating to acknowledgment or denial of parentage
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Passed in the House on 3/15/2019. Sent to the Senate for review on 3/20/19. Read first time in the Senate and referred to Committee on Judiciary on 03/20/2019.
  • Link to BillH 278;

Virginia

Bill Number: HB 1979

Updated: March 6, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Amends the assisted conception statute to provide gender-neutral terminology. The bill allows an unmarried individual to be an intended parent, paralleling the ability of an unmarried individual to adopt under the adoption statutes. The bill further allows for the use of an embryo owned by an intended parent in a surrogacy arrangement. The bill contains technical amendments.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Referred to House Committee for Courts of Justice on 1/7/2019. 2/5/2019 House voted to pass bill. Sent to the Senate and referred to Committee for Courts of Justice on 2/6/2019. 02/13/19 Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N). Passed the Senate on 2/19/19. Passed the House on 2/20/19. Bill sent to Governor on 3/4/19.
  • Link to BillHB 1979;

Bill Number: SB 1544

Added: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Assisted conception; parentage presumption. Makes the relevant law regarding children born as a result of assisted conception applicable to both same-sex and opposite-sex married couples. The bill also provides that a person is presumed to be the parent of a child if such person is married to the mother at the time of the child’s birth or was married to the mother within 300 days of the child’s birth.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Referred to Senate Committees on Education and Health and Courts of Justice on 1/17/2019.
  • Link to BillHB 1979;

Washington

Bill Number: SB 5333

Added: January 28, 2019

  • Description of Bill:  Making changes related to the uniform parentage act for access to court records, compliance with regulations of the food and drug administration, enacting a repealed section of chapter 26.26 RCW, and correcting citations and terminology.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this Bill
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice on 1/24/19.
  • Link to BillSB 5333;

West Virginia

Bill Number: HB 2074

Bill Name: Life at Conception Act of 2019
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;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Resolution Number: HJR 4

Resolution Name: Life Begins at Conception Amendment
Added
: January 23, 2019

  • Description of Resolution:  Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia amending Article III thereof, by adding thereto a new section, designated section 23 relating to defining the word “person” or “persons,” as those terms are used in Article III of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Resolution: RESOLVE opposes Resolution.
  • Current status of the Resolution in the legislative process: Resolution introduced to House on January 9, 2019 and sent to the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Link to ResolutionHJR 4;
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.