RESOLVE works with advocacy volunteers and other organizations to ensure equal access to all family building options for people experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. We do this by tracking and acting on state legislation that impact the family building community, whether they are pro-family or anti-family bills. This is an ongoing list that we update with information and ways to get involved. 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: SB 1237

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act related to fertility fraud and criminal action.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Judiciary and Rules Committees on 1/20/21. Reported do pass amended out of Judiciary Committee on 2/11/21. Passed House Third Reading on 3/18/21 and sent to Governor’s office. Signed into law by the Governor on 3/24/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1237
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SB 1031

Added February 8, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Surrogate parentage contracts; no person may enter into, induce, arrange, procure or otherwise assist in the formation of a surrogate parentage contract.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the Senate and referred to Rules Committee on 1/11/21. Had second reading in the Senate on 1/12/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1031
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Arkansas

Bill Number: HB 1441

Updated March 24, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Human Egg Provider Protection Act; A person shall not pay a human egg provider for her eggs, a successful cycle of human egg provider, or any desirable genetic traits of human egg provider.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House and referred to the Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committee on 2/08/21. Withdrawn by author on 3/16/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1441
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

California

Bill Number: AB-797

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Healthcare coverage: treatment for infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 2/16/21. Coauthors revised bill language on 3/11/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB-797
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: AB-993

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Uniform Parentage Act; Provides presumptions as to the parentage of a child born under the circumstances of conception through assisted reproduction.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the Assembly on 2/19/21. Referred to Committee on Judiciary on 3/04/21. Sponsor amendments and re-referred to Committee on Judiciary on 3/22/21. Committee hearing held on 4/6/21 and received a favorable recommendation. Re-referred to Committee on Appropriations with a “do pass” recommendation on 4/07/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB-993
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Colorado

Bill Number: HB 21-1022

Updated April 16, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Concerning the protection of parties through the enforcement of proper surrogacy agreements.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House and referred to Health & Insurance Committee on 2/16/21. Hearing to be held on 2/24/2021. The bill was passed by the Committee on 2/24/2021. House second reading and passed on floor vote on 3/1/2021. The bill has been assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and a hearing was held on 4/7/2021. The bill received a favorable vote in Committee and awaiting a vote on the Senate Floor on 4/09/21. Bill passed favorably in Senate floor vote and was sent back to the House on 4/13/21. House considered Senate Amendments, repassed bill, and sent to Governor’s office for signature on 4/16/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 21-1022
  • Action Needed: Send a letter to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to support this bill.
  • RESOLVE’s Letter of Support
  • News Story: A New Bill Proposed At The Colorado State Capital Would Address Surrogacy, CBS 4 Denver, 4/7/2021

Bill Number: HB 21-1017

Updated March 30, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; Protect Human Life at Conception Act.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 2/16/21 and referred to Health & Insurance Committee. Committee hearing held on 3/24/21 and was voted to postpone indefinitely vote on bill.
  • Link to Bill: HB 21-1017
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Connecticut

Bill Number: HB 6321

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Bill Title: An Act concerning adoption and implementation of the Connecticut Parentage Act.
  • Description of Bill: Clarifies who can be a parent and how to establish legal parentage.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and referred to the Joint Committee on Judiciary on 1/26/21. Committee hearing was held on 3/29/21 and received a favorable recommendation; bill will move to House floor for a vote. Filed with Legislative Commissioners’ Office on 3/30/21. Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis on 4/14/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 6321
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Hawaii

Bill Number: HCR 110

Added March 19, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requesting the auditor to update its report which accesses the social and financial effects of mandatory health insurance coverage for fertility preservation procedures.
  • 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 in the House and referred to Legislative Management Committee on 3/15/21. Resolution scheduled to be heard in Committee on 3/22/21 at 2:00pm.
  • Link to Bill: HCR 110
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Illinois

Bill Number: HB 3709

Updated April 21, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility shall be provided without discrimination.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced in the House on 2/19/21. Had first reading and referred to Rules Committee on 2/22/21. Insurance Committee hearing held on 3/25/21 and bill received a favorable recommendation; will move forward to House floor vote. Placed on House Calendar for a Second Reading on 4/12/21. Passed favorably during a House floor vote and moved forward to Senate on 4/14/21. Arrived in Senate and referred to Senate Assignments Committee on 4/15/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 3709
  • Action Needed: Send a letter to your state Senator in support of this bill.
  • Read RESOLVE’s Letter of Support

Indiana

Bill Number: HB 1539

Added 1/19/2021

  • Description of Bill: Finds that human physical life begins when a human ovum is fertilized by a human sperm. Asserts a compelling state interest in protecting human physical life from the moment that human physical life begins. Provides that court decisions to enjoin the law are void. Specifies the duty of Indiana officials to enforce the law. Specifies that federal officials attempting to enforce contrary court orders against Indiana officials enforcing the law shall be subject to arrest by Indiana law enforcement. 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. Makes other conforming changes.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to Committee on Judiciary on 1/14/2021.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1539
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SB 289

Added January 22, 2021

  • Bill Title: Parenthood.
  • Description of Bill: Specifies that a birth certificate must record the names of a child’s biological parents. Provides that the policy of the state of Indiana is that a child’s biological parents are the child’s legal parents unless and until the child is adopted.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to the Judiciary committee on 1/11/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 289;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Iowa

Bill Number: HF 267

Updated February 16, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; An Act relating to the protection of life beginning at conception, and including effective date provisions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to Human Resources Committee on 1/28/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 267
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Bill Number: HF 333

Updated February 16, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relating to health care coverage benefits for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, and for fertility preservation services, and including applicability provisions.
  • 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 referred to House Commerce Committee on 2/02/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 333
  • Action Needed: Send this email to House Commerce Committee members to show your support for this bill.

Maine

Bill Number: HP 1144

Added April 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to Provide Access to Fertility Care.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services on 4/20/21.
  • Link to Bill: HP 1144
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HP 678

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to Help Cancer Patients with Fertility Preservation.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to the Committee on Health Coverage and Insurance on 3/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: HP 678
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Maryland

Bill Number: SB 215 & HB 549

Updated April 16, 2021

  • Bill Title: Maryland Department of Health- Birth Registration- Gestational Carriers
  • Description of Bill: Requiring a certain person to attach a copy of an order of the court establishing parentage to a certificate of birth under certain circumstances.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Senate bill was introduced and sent to Finance Committee on 1/06/21. House bill was introduced and sent to Health and Government Operations Committee on 01/20/21. Hearing will be held in Senate Finance Committee on 2/2/21. Hearing was held in Senate Finance Committee and bill favorably passed out of Committee 47-0 on 2/2/21. Third reading in Senate and floor vote held, passed favorably out of Senate on 3/30/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 215; HB 549
  • RESOLVE Letter of Support:
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Bill Number: HB 997

Added March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; declaring the intent of the General Assembly regarding the provision of equal protection for all unborn human beings within the State.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 2/19/21 and referred to House Health and Government Operations Committee. Committee hearing scheduled for 3/19/21 at 1:30PM.
  • Link to Bill: HB 997
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Massachusetts

Bill Number: SD 556 & HD 1226

Added February 8, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Parentage & adoption. Whenever a child is born into a presumption of parentage as a result of assisted reproduction and the non-marital parent wish to complete an adoption of the child to establish or affirm parentage, the non-marital parents may file a petition for adoption.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: These bills have been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SD 556; HD 1226;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SD 1072 & HD 2277

Updated February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relative to preserving fertility and required coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: These bills have been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SD 1072; HD 2277;
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HD 2096

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act further mandating infertility insurance coverage.
  • 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 pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HD 2096
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SD 2478

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relative to LGBTQ family building and infertility insurance coverage.
  • 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 pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SD 2478
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HD 1842 & SD 1234

Updated February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relative to parentage to promote children’s security.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: These bills have been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HD 1842; SD 1234
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: HD 3418

Added February 23, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act designating September as PCOS Awareness Month.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HD 3418
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Michigan

Bill Number: HB 6486

Added December 8, 2020

  • Description of Bill: A health insurance policy delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state that provides pregnancy coverage must include coverage for outpatient in vitro fertilization procedure under specific conditions.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports with significant amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: HB 6486
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Mississippi

Bill Number: HB 209

Updated February 15, 2021

  • Bill Title: Gestational agreements; authorize gestational mother and intended parents to create and seek court’s validation of.
  • Description of Bill: An act to authorize the creation and judicial validation of a gestational agreement between a gestational mother and the intended parents of a child; to define the term “gestational mother”.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to the Judiciary committee on 1/15/21. Bill died in Committee on 2/02/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 209
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Missouri

Bill Number: SB 391

Updated March 16, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; This act adds a definition of “person” to the criminal code to include a human being from the moment of conception.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in Senate on 1/14/21. Had a second reading and referred to Senate Health and Pensions Committee on 2/11/21. Hearing was held on 3/10/21 and no recommendation or vote occurred.
  • Link to Bill: SB 391
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE’s Letter of Opposition

Bill Number: SB 443

Updated March 3, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; “Right to Due Process Act”, the life of each human being begins at fertilization and each human
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in Senate on 1/28/21. Had second reading and was referred to the Senate Health and Pensions Committee on 2/25/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 443
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Montana

Bill Number: HB 337

Updated April 5, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; Due process of the law, the word “person” applies to all members of mankind at any stage of development, beginning at the stage of fertilization or conception.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced in House and referred to Judiciary Committee on 2/09/21. Hearing held on 2/15/21 and bill favorably moved forward. Bill transmitted to the Senate and first reading on 3/19/21. Senate referred bill to Senate Judiciary Committee on 3/22/21. Senate Judiciary Hearing held on 3/31/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 337
  • RESOLVE Letter of Opposition
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Nevada

Bill Number: AB 115

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relating to parentage; authorizing a court to determine in certain circumstances that more than two people have a parent and child relationship with a child.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to the Judiciary Committee on 2/12/21. Committee hearing held on 3/24/21. Bill did not meet deadline to be voted out of Committee, no further action is allowed for this session on 4/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB 115
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: AB 229

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relating to parentage; adopting provisions of the Uniform Parentage Act.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to the Judiciary Committee on 3/11/21. Bill did not meet deadline to be voted out of Committee, no further action is allowed for this session on 4/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: AB 229
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: AB 274

Updated March 25, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requires certain health plans to cover fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor on 3/15/21. Committee hearing scheduled for 3/24/21 at 1:00pm PDT.
  • Link to Bill: AB 274
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE’s Letter of Support

New Jersey

Bill Number: A 3279 & S 516

Added February 15, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Revises certain definitions in “Gestational Carrier Agreement Act”.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bills in the legislative process: The Assembly bill was introduced and referred to Health Committee on 2/25/21 and Senate bill was introduced and referred to Health Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee on 1/14/21.
  • Link to Bill: A 3279; S 516
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: A 3540

Added January 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Mandates health benefits coverage for preimplantation genetic screening under certain health insurance plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills. These are carry-over bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on 2/25/20. Bill was introduced in the Senate and referred to the Senate Commerce Committee.
  • Link to Bills: A 3540
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: S 518

Added February 2, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance benefits coverage for intrauterine insemination.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill. This is a carryover bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in Senate and referred to Senate Commerce Committee on 1/14/20.
  • Link to Bill: S 518
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

New York

Bill Number: A 387

Added February 1, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Establishes the crime of fertility fraud as an assisted reproduction procedure using the health care provider’s own spermatozoon or ovum or using human reproductive material without the donor’s consent.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Codes Committee on 1/06/21.
  • Link to Bill: A 387
  • Action Needed:
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Bill Number: A 718

Added February 1, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Creates a private right of action for fertility fraud and adds a health care practitioner using human reproductive material from a donor knowing or reasonably should have known that such patient had not expressly consented to such use, to the crime of aggravated sexual abuse in the fourth degree.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Codes Committee on 1/06/21.
  • Link to Bill: A 718
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: A 5469

Added February 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Relates to insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced in the Assembly and referred to Insurance Committee on 2/19/21.
  • Link to Bill: A 5469
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

North Carolina

Bill Number: HB 158

Added March 3, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood; Human Life begins at the moment of fertilization and shall be held inviolate as an individual person and protected by 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 in the House and referred to the Judiciary Committee on 2/25/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 158
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

North Dakota

Bill Number: HB 1147

Updated February 25, 2021

  • Bill Title: Self-insurance health plans; to provide for a report; to provide for an application; to provide an expiration date; and to declare an emergency.
  • Description of Bill: A bill for an act to create and enact section 54-52.1-04.09 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to public employee fertility health benefits; to amend and reenact section 26.1-36.6-03 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to self-insurance health plans; to provide for a report; to provide for application; to provide an expiration date; and to declare an emergency.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced on 1/08/21 and referred to Industry, Business and Labor Committee. Passed by committee and referred to Appropriations Committee on 2/10/21. Reported do not pass from Appropriations Committee and referred back to House floor on 2/19/21. Second reading and floor vote in House was held, failed to pass on 2/24/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1147
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Ohio

Bill Number: HB 64

Added February 15, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act relating to fraudulent assisted reproduction and civil actions for an assisted reproduction procedure without consent.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Criminal Justice Committee on 2/4/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 64
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Oregon

Bill Number: SB 168

Updated April 16, 2021

  • Bill Title: Relating to Insurance Coverage of Reproductive Health Services.
  • 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 has been introduced in Senate and had a first reading on 1/14/20. Bill was referred to Health Care Committee on 1/19/21. Committee hearing was held on 3/17/21 and bill was assigned a working session for 4/5/21. SB 168, had a successful “working session” in the Health Care Committee was referred to the Joint Ways and Means Committee on 4/16/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 168
  • Action Needed: Send a letter to the Joint Ways and Means Committees to show your support for this bill.
  • RESOLVE Letter of Support

South Carolina

Bill Number: HB 3568 & SB 381

Updated February 1, 2021

  • Description of Bill: A bill to enact the Personhood Act of South Carolina; to amend Chapter 1, Title 1 of the 1976 Code, relating to the administration of the government, by adding article 5 to establish 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 these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary on 1/12/21 in the House and Senate.
  • Link to Bills: HB 3568; SB 381
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

South Dakota

Bill Number: HB 1248

Updated March 3, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to provide for certain reporting regarding human embryos.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to House Health Human Services Committee on 2/04/21. A hearing is scheduled for 2/16/21. A Committee hearing was held on 2/16/21 and the bill favorably moved forward to House. A House vote was held on 2/22/21 and bill also moved forward, sent to Senate, and referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee. On 3/01/21 a hearing was held in Senate Committee, and the bill failed in a vote.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1248
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE’s Letter of Opposition

Bill Number: SB 183

Updated March 8, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An Act to declare certain contract provisions regarding abortion as deceptive acts or practices.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposed original bill but worked on acceptable amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee on 2/03/21. A hearing is scheduled for 2/16/21. A hearing was held on 2/16/21 and the bill passed out of Committee. An amendment was requested and passed on 2/22/21 and received a do pass from the Senate. Read in the House and referred to the House State Affairs Committee on 2/25/21. Hearing held on 3/03/31 and bill received a favorable pass and moved forward to House floor. On 3/04/21 the House voted on the bill, and it received a do pass amended.
  • Link to Bill: SB 183
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • RESOLVE Letter of Opposition

Tennessee

Bill Numbers: SB 425 & HB 1379

Updated April 19, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Infertility Insurance and changes to current insurance codes.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose these Bills: RESOLVE is reviewing these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB 425 was introduced and referred to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on 2/10/21. HB 1379 was introduced on 2/24/21 and referred to Insurance Committee. House Insurance Committee hearing held on 3/23/21 and favorability recommended forward. SB 425 will have a Committee Hearing on 4/6/21. HB 1379 assigned to House Subcommittee on Finance, Ways, and Means. SB 425 had Committee Hearing on 4/13/21 and received a favorable recommendation; bill was referred to Subcommittee on Finance, Ways, and Means.
  • Link to Bill: SB 425; HB 1379
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Bill Number: HB 1962 & SB 204

Updated April 5, 2021

  • Description of Bill: As introduced, enacts the “Rule of Law Life Act.” – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 63 and Title 68. The right to life is enjoyed by all natural persons, which includes unborn human beings, the aged and infirm; and the fourteenth amendment did not abrogate the powers of the people and an unborn child; and (5) “Unborn child” means an individual living member of the species, homo sapiens, throughout the entire embryonic and fetal stages of the unborn child from fertilization to full gestation and childbirth.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HB 1962 introduced in the House and referred to Health Subcommittee on 3/01/21. Place on Health Subcommittee Calendar for 4/06/21. SB 204 introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 2/20/21. SB 204 placed on Senate Judiciary Calendar for 4/06/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1962; SB 204
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Texas

Bill Number: HB 293 & SB 93

Updated April 19, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to health benefit coverage for certain fertility preservation services under certain health benefit plans.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: HB 293 Read in the House for first time and referred to Insurance Committee on 2/25/21. SB 93 read for first time in Senate and referred to Business & Commerce Committee on 3/03/21. HB 293 Committee hearing held on 3/16/21 and bill received a favorable recommendation. HB 293 send to the Calendars Committee on 4/12/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 293; SB 93
  • Action Needed: Please send this letter now and urge the members of the House Calendars Committee to move the bill to the House Floor for a vote!

Bill Number: SB 135 & HB 2310

Updated April 12, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to conditions applicable to health benefit plan coverage of in vitro fertilization procedures.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing these bills.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: SB 135 has been pre-filed. HB 2310 was introduced in the House on 2/25/21. SB 135 was read for first time and referred to Business and Commerce Committee on 3/03/21. HB 2310 was referred to Insurance Committee on 3/15/21. House Insurance Committee Hearing for HB 2310 has been scheduled for 4/13/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 135; HB 2310
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Bill Number: HB 1623

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to personhood rights for born and preborn human beings.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced on 2/5/21. Read for first time and referred to Public Health Committee on 3/9/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1623
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Utah

Bill Number: HB 192

Updated March 17, 2021

  • Bill Title: Fertility Treatment Amendments
  • Description of Bill: This bill expands insurance coverage for fertility preservation and criminalizes improper conduct related to fertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to House Rules Committee on 1/22/21. Referred to House Business and Labor Standing Committee on 1/25/21. First hearing held and favorable recommendation to move bill forward on 2/11/21. Passed on the House Floor and moved to Senate on 2/18/21. Referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 2/19/21. Favorable vote in Health and Human Services Committee and placed on second reading calendar on 2/25/21. Full Senate passed bill favorably and signed by Senate president on 3/04/21, bill will move to Governor’s office. Signed into law by the Governor on 3/16/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 192
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Bill Number: SB 19

Updated March 8, 2021

  • Bill Title: Expanded Infertility Treatment Coverage Pilot Program Amendments.
  • Description of Bill: This bill amends the expanded infertility treatment coverage pilot program. It extends the duration of the pilot program and extends the repeal date to January 1, 2027. It also introduces a reporting requirement to evaluate the infertility treatment coverage pilot program.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee on 1/19/21. Favorable recommendation from Senate Committee on 1/25/21 and placed on calendar for second reading. Sent to House and referred to House Business and Labor Committee on 2/16/21. Was favorably reported out of committee but re-referred back to House Rules Committee due to fiscal impact on 2/16/21. Passed out of House Rules Committee favorably and pushed forward after a House floor vote as well on 3/02/21. Bill received in the Senate and signed by the President, sent to Governor’s office on 3/04/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 19
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Vermont

Bill Number: H 107

Updated January 29, 2021

  • Description of Bill: An act relating to coverage of fertility preservation for individuals diagnosed with cancer.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been introduced and referred to the Committee on Health Care on 1/21/21.
  • Link to Bill: H 107
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Virginia

Bill Number: HB 776

Updated November 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts and health care plans to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation procedures that are medically necessary to preserve the fertility of a covered individual due to the covered individual’s receiving cancer treatment that may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/14/2020 Introduced in the House and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce. 01/16/2020 assigned to a subcommittee in the Committee on Labor and Commerce. 1/28/2020 Committee hearing held and recommends incorporating (HB 776-Helmer) by voice vote.
  • Link to Bill: HB 776
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Bill Number: HB 1567

Updated January 20, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans to provide coverage for embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, gamete intrafallopian tube transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, zygote intrafallopian transfer, and low tubal ovum transfer when performed on a covered individual who is less than 50 years old and infertile.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/07/2020 Introduced in the House and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce. 01/16/2020 assigned to a subcommittee in the Committee on Labor and Commerce.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1567
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Bill Number: HB 1932

Added January 25. 2021

  • Bill Title: Child-placing agencies; conscience clause.
  • Description of Bill: Repeals provisions that allowed child-placing agencies to refuse to preform, assist with, counsel, recommend, consent to, refer, or participate in any child placements when the proposed placement would violate the agency’s written religious or moral convictions or policies.
  • 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 referred to the Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions on 1/11/21. Assigned to Social Services Subcommittee on 1/15/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1932
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Bill Number: HJ 545

Updated January 22, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Study; insurance coverage for infertility treatment and fertility preservation; report. Directs the Health Insurance Reform Commission to study mandating insurance coverage for infertility treatment including in vitro fertilization and standard fertility preservation procedures. The Commission is required to complete its meetings by November 30, 2021, and the chairman shall submit an executive summary of its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this resolution.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Pre-filed and introduced resolution in the House on 1/12/21. Referred to the Committee on Rules and assigned to Subcommittee Study. Hearing held on 1/22 and Subcommittee unanimously recommended moving the bill forward (5-Y 0-N).
  • Link to Bill: HJ 545
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Bill Number: SB 1086

Updated November 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: Requires health insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans, including plans administered by the Department of Medical Assistance Services, to provide coverage for infertility treatment.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this bill with amendments. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/17/2020 Introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Committee on Labor and Commerce. In Senate passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (14-Y 0-N) on 02/03/2020. Letter sent to the Health Insurance Reform Commission on 04/08/2020.
  • Link to Bill: SB 1086
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Bill Number: SB 1544

Updated November 17, 2020

  • 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. This is a carry-over 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 Bill: SB 1544
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Washington

Bill Number: SB 5348

Added February 1, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Fertility fraud; A patient utilizing assisted reproduction, may maintain a civil cause of action for damages for false representation in assisted reproduction.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill was introduced and referred to Law and Justice Committee on 1/25/21.
  • Link to Bill: SB 5348
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West Virginia

Bill Number: HB 2337

Added February 15, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Requiring medical insurance providers to include infertility services in their policies.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced on 2/12/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 2337
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Bill Number: HB 2169

Added February 15, 2021

  • Description of Bill: Personhood, Life at Conception Act of 2021.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE opposes this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill was introduced and referred to Judiciary Committee on 2/10/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 2169
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Wyoming

Bill Number: HB 73

Updated April 16, 2021

  • Bill Title: Birth certificates-gestational agreements.
  • Description of Bill: An act relating to vital records; specifying how parents are listed on a birth certificate upon delivery by a surrogate; providing definitions; making conforming amendments; specifying applicability; and providing for an effective date.
  • Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE is reviewing this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Bill has been introduced on 1/21/21. Referred to Judiciary Committee on 3/01/21. Committee favorably recommended and do pass on 3/03/21, will be placed on House floor for vote. Placed on House floor for vote and favorably passed on 3/9/21, will move forward to Senate. Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee on 3/22/21. Judiciary Committee provided favorable recommendation forward and bill placed on Senate floor on 3/23/21. Passed in Senate floor vote and moved back to House on 3/25.21. Passed in House in roll call vote on 3/31/21. Signed into law by the Governor on 4/05/21.
  • Link to Bill: HB 73
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