SB 1178
Modifies provisions relating to abortion, including the importation and distribution of drugs used to perform or induce abortions
Sponsor:
LR Number:
5759S.03C
Last Action:
5/11/2022 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
SCS SB 1178
Calendar Position:
19
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 1178 - Under this act, a person or entity commits the offense of trafficking abortion-inducing drugs if such person or entity knowingly imports, exports, distributes, delivers, manufactures, produces, prescribes, administers, or dispenses, or attempts to do so, any medicine, drug, or other means or substance to be used to induce an abortion on another person in violation of state or federal law. The offense is a Class B felony. A woman upon whom an abortion is induced, or attempted, in violation of this act shall not be prosecuted for: (1) violating any provision of this act; (2) a conspiracy to violate any provision of this act; or (3) being criminally responsible for the conduct of another person who, or entity that, violated any of the provisions of this act.

Additionally, this act prohibits the Board of Pharmacy from issuing or renewing a non-resident pharmacy license if the applicant or licensee knowingly delivers directly to a patient in this state any medicine, drug, or other means or substance to be used to induce an abortion.

Finally, it shall be unlawful for a licensed or registered out-of-state wholesale distributor, out-of-state pharmacy acting as a distributor, drug outsourcer, or third-party logistics provider to knowingly deliver directly to a patient in this state any medicine, drug, or other means or substance to be used to induce an abortion. The penalty for a violation of this provision is the same as other unlawful acts of such entities and is a Class D felony.

This act is identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HB 2012 (2022) and substantially similar to HB 2810 (2022).

SARAH HASKINS

Amendments

No Amendments Found.