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.

Connecticut

Bill Number: HB 5178

Updated November 17, 2020

  • 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: Referred to the Joint Committee on Judiciary on 2/19/2020. Public hearing scheduled for 03/06/2020.
  • Link to Bill: HB 5178
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Tennessee

Bill Number: HB 1962

Updated November 17, 2020

  • Description of Bill: As introduced, enacts the “Rule of Law Life Act.” – Amends TCA Title 39; Title 63 and Chapter 351 of the Public Acts of 2019. 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. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: Introduced in the House on 01/29/2020. Referred to the Health Committee on 1/30/2020. Referred to Public Health Subcommittee on 01/31/2020.
  • Link to Bill: HB 1962
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.
  • Read RESOLVE’s Policy on Personhood Legislation.

Texas

Bill Number: SB 135

Updated November 17, 2020

  • 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 this bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: This bill has been pre-filed.
  • Link to Bill: SB 135
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

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
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

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
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

Bill Number: SB 920

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 is reviewing this bill. This is a carry-over bill.
  • Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: 01/09/20 Bill was introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Education and Health. 01/16/20 Referred to Judiciary Committee. 02/04/20 Read third time and passed in the Senate (40-Y 0-N). 02/12/20 Read for first time in the House and referred to the Committee for Courts of Justice.
  • Link to Bill: SB 920
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

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
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.

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
  • Action Needed: Please sign up for RESOLVE Advocacy Network to stay up to date on legislative activity in your state.