SB 375 Changes the law regarding consent for a minor to obtain an abortion
Sponsor: Hoskins
LR Number: 1710S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 4/5/2017 - Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Children Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 375 - Under current law, a person shall not knowingly perform an abortion on a minor under 18 until the attending physician has secured the written informed consent of the minor and one parent or guardian, unless a specified exception applies. This act adds the exception of a medical emergency and applies the law to persons knowingly inducing an abortion on a minor under 18.

Additionally, this act requires the consenting parent to notify any other custodial parent or guardian in writing prior to the securing of the informed written consent of the minor and one parent or guardian. Notice shall not be required for a parent or guardian: (1) who has been found guilty of specified crimes; (2) who is listed on the child abuse or neglect registry or sex offender registry; (3) against whom an order of protection has been issued; (4) whose custodial, parental, or guardianship rights have been terminated by a court; or (5) whose whereabouts are unknown, who is a fugitive, who is habitually intoxicated or drugged, or who has been declared mentally incompetent or incapacitated.

This act is identical to HB 1370 (2016) and substantially similar to HCS/HB 326 (2017) and a provision in HCS/HB 194 (2017).