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Florida Bill Requiring Parental Consent for a Minor Seeking an Abortion (HB 1335)

This law was last updated on May 8, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Florida

Number

HB 1335

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Mar 4, 2019

Topics

Later Abortion, Parental Involvement

Full Bill Text

www.flsenate.gov

HB 1335 would require a physician to obtain written consent from a parent or legal guardian before performing or inducing the termination of a pregnancy of a minor. Current state law only requires parental notification.

The minor’s parent or guardian would need to provide a government-issued proof of identification and written documentation establishing that they are the lawful parent or legal guardian of the minor.

The physician would be required to keep a copy of the proof of identification of the parent or legal guardian and the certified  statement in the medical file of the minor for five years after the minor reaches the age of 18.

Parental consent would not be required in cases of medical emergency or if the minor obtains a court order bypassing the parental notification and consent requirements.

A physician who intentionally or recklessly performs or induces, or attempts to perform or induce, a termination of a pregnancy of a minor without obtaining the required consent would be committing a felony of the third degree.

Infant Born-Alive

The bill would increase the criminal penalty for a health-care provider who fails to exercise the proper degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion from a misdemeanor to a felony of the third degree.


Related Legislation

Similar to SB 1774.


Latest Action

3/4/19 – Introduced.

4/17/19 – Passed the House in a 69-44 vote.

5/3/19 – Died in senate committee.


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