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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

State

Alaska

Number

HB 5

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Jan 15, 2019

Topics

Anti-Transgender, LGBTQ, Restrictions on Funding for Hormone Therapy and Gender Reassignment Surgery

Full Bill Text

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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.


Related Legislation

Identical to HB 364, which failed to pass during the 2018 legislative session.


Latest Action

1/7/19 – Prefiled.

2/20/19 – Introduced; referred to House State Affairs Committee.


People

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