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Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

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Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases attorney general powers to enforce state abortion laws and regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief as well as civil and criminal penalties in courts of proper jurisdiction to prevent, penalize, and remedy violations of (Sec. 1-1):

    • KRS Chapter 216B regarding abortion facilities and or the administrative regulations

    • KRS 311.710 to 311.830 regarding abortions and the administrative regulations promulgated in furtherance thereof; and

    • KRS Chapter 39A and any orders or directives issued thereunder relating to elective medical procedures, including abortions.

  • Requires the following regarding any state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19 or any orders or directives thereunder issued in response to COVID-19 (Sec. 2):

    • An abortion facility licensed under KRS Chapter 216B and administrative regulations promulgated thereunder shall not deem an abortion to be an emergency, or urgent medical procedure; and

    • A physician shall not deem an abortion to be performed in an abortion facility licensed under KRS Chapter 216B to be an emergency, or urgent medical procedure."

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases attorney general powers to enforce state abortion laws and regulations.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the Attorney General to seek injunctive relief as well as civil and criminal penalties in courts of proper jurisdiction to prevent, penalize, and remedy violations of (Sec. 1-1):

    • KRS Chapter 216B regarding abortion facilities and or the administrative regulations

    • KRS 311.710 to 311.830 regarding abortions and the administrative regulations promulgated in furtherance thereof; and

    • KRS Chapter 39A and any orders or directives issued thereunder relating to elective medical procedures, including abortions.

  • Requires the following regarding any state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19 or any orders or directives thereunder issued in response to COVID-19 (Sec. 2):

    • An abortion facility licensed under KRS Chapter 216B and administrative regulations promulgated thereunder shall not deem an abortion to be an emergency, or urgent medical procedure; and

    • A physician shall not deem an abortion to be performed in an abortion facility licensed under KRS Chapter 216B to be an emergency, or urgent medical procedure."

Title: Increases Attorney General Powers to Enforce State Abortion Laws

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