Alaska Bill Prohibiting State Funding for Gender Reassignment Medical Procedures (HB 5)
This law was last updated on Feb 22, 2019
This law is Anti–LGBTQ
Jan 15, 2019
TopicsAnti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Restrictions on Funding for Hormone Therapy and Gender Reassignment Surgery
Full Bill Text
HB 5 would prohibit the state from providing insurance coverage for gender reassignment medical procedures. The state would further be prohibited from paying for or reimbursing the cost of any gender reassignment medical procedure.
The bill defines “gender reassignment medical procedure” to mean a surgery or pharmaceutical drug therapy performed or supervised by a physician for the purpose of physiologically changing a person’s sex.
Identical to HB 364, which failed to pass during the 2018 legislative session.
1/7/19 – Prefiled.
2/20/19 – Introduced; referred to House State Affairs Committee.