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2012 House Bill 5711: Impose more abortion regulations

Public Act 499 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Rep. Bruce Rendon (R) on May 31, 2012, to impose more rigorous state regulations on abortion clinics, including expanded licensure and inspection regimes. Also, to require abortion providers to screen women to ensure they are not being intimidated into having an abortion; prohibit "telemedicine" remote doctor exams to prescribe "morning after pill" abortions; establish that the remains of an aborted fetus are subject to the same laws that apply to the disposition of dead bodies of humans who have been born; and more.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 31, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on June 7, 2012, with the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered in the House on June 13, 2012, to revise a detail related to the timing of "informed consent" procedures required under current law. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on June 13, 2012, to adopt a version of the bill that authorizes civil penalties (fines) rather than felony prison penalties for improper disposition of aborted fetus remains, and revises other details. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on June 13, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4802, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4440 would repeal a tort reform law passed in 1995 by allowing product liability lawsuits against drug companies for drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on June 13, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4805 to 4814, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills are a Democratic package dealing with other human reproduction issues including contraception insurance mandates and public school sex education details. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on June 13, 2012, to strip out a provision imposing rigorous state “freestanding surgical outpatient facility” regulations on more abortion facilities. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on June 13, 2012, to create an exception to the bill's proposed regulations on administering "morning after pills" (abortifacient), if the protocols used have been recognized as "safe and effective" in an unspecified "peer reviewed journal". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Charles Smiley (D) on June 13, 2012, to eliminate a reference to a particular prescription drug used in abortions. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on June 13, 2012, to apply some of the proposed regulations to vasectomy procedures. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on June 13, 2012, to apply some of the proposed regulations to vasectomy procedures. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on June 13, 2012, to require a physician to perform a digital rectal examination and a cardiac stress test before prescribing medication for erectile dysfunction, and impose the same “informed consent” procedures as those proposed by the bill for abortions, and a 24 hour waiting period. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on June 13, 2012, to impose the same restrictive "life and health of the mother" provisions proposed for abortions on men seeking a vasectomy. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) on June 13, 2012, to strip out a provision requiring a physician to perform a physical examination rather than an internet web-camera one before prescribing a "medical abortion". The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Maureen Stapleton (D) on June 13, 2012, to add a "grandfather" provision exempting exising abortion clinics from a provision imposing more rigorous state “freestanding surgical outpatient facility” regulations, and also give regulators discretion to waive the rquirement for a particular facility. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on June 13, 2012.
  2. Passed 70 to 39 in the House on June 13, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on June 14, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on August 15, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on December 12, 2012, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to tie-bar the bill to House Bills 4805 to 4814, meaning this bill cannot become law unless those ones do also. Those bills are a Democratic package dealing with other human reproduction issues including contraception insurance mandates and public school sex education details. The amendment failed 11 to 27 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to change references to "the decision to abort" in the bill's coercion screening and patient communication provisions by adding the phrase, "or continue the pregnancy". The amendment failed 10 to 28 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to prohibit vasectomies except when necessary in an emergency to avert a man's death. The amendment failed 10 to 28 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to require a physician to perform a digital rectal examination and a cardiac stress test before prescribing medication for erectile dysfunction, and impose the same “informed consent” procedures as those proposed by the bill for abortions, and a 24 hour waiting period. The amendment failed 8 to 30 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to apply some of the proposed regulations to vasectomy procedures. The amendment failed 14 to 24 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to strip out provisions in the proposed coercion and domestic violence screening protocols that require a provider to "explore safety options with the patient" and to provide law enforcement and domestic violence support group referral information. The amendment failed 10 to 28 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to adopt abortion facility regulations that reportedly mirror those imposed by Maryland. The amendment failed 10 to 28 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on December 12, 2012, to move back the effective date of the bill until 2014. The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on December 12, 2012, to allow regulators to waive the proposed changes on regulations for "freestanding surgical outpatient facilities." The bill would define abortion clinics as such facilities, which already come under a more rigorous regulatory regime. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 12, 2012.
  4. Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on December 12, 2012, to impose more rigorous state regulations on abortion clinics, including expanded licensure and inspection regimes. Also, to require abortion providers to screen women for ensure they are not being intimidated into having an abortion; prohibit "telemedicine" remote doctor exams to prescribe "morning after pill" abortions; establish that the remains of an aborted fetus are subject to the same laws that apply to the disposition of dead bodies of humans who have been born; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 12, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dian Slavens (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on December 14, 2012. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on December 14, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
  6. Passed 72 to 35 in the House on December 14, 2012, to impose more rigorous state regulations on abortion clinics, including expanded licensure and inspection regimes. Also, to require abortion providers to screen women for ensure they are not being intimidated into having an abortion; prohibit "telemedicine" remote doctor exams to prescribe "morning after pill" abortions; establish that the remains of an aborted fetus are subject to the same laws that apply to the disposition of dead bodies of humans who have been born; and more.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on December 14, 2012.
  8. Passed 27 to 10 in the Senate on December 14, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 28, 2012.

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