Georgia Bill Regarding the Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program (SB 193)
This law was last updated on Jul 5, 2017
SB 193 would revise certain definitions and missions related to the Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program.
The bill would amend the definition of “contract management agency” or “agency” to mean:
“[…]a nongovernmental charitable organization in this state which is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and whose mission and practice is to promote alternatives to abortion services at no cost.”
The bill would revise the program’s description to include:
“The purpose of the program shall be to develop a state-wide effort that promotes healthy pregnancies and childbirth by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations that provide pregnancy support services.”
The bill would require that the grant agreement entered into between the agency and a direct client service provider stipulate that the grant shall be used to provide any or all pregnancy support services at the discretion of the service provider.
The bill would allow any direct client service provider to promote or expend non-grant funds for political or religious purposes.
The bill would remove the Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program from the list of programs which are authorized to receive appropriations from the Indigent Care Trust Fund.
Passed the senate on March 3, 2017, by a 36-16 vote.
Passed the house on March 28, 2017, by a 107-61 vote.
Final passage in the senate on March 30, 2017, by a 44-7 vote.
Signed by Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on May 9, 2017.