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Minnesota ‘Choose Life’ License Plate Bill (HF 640)

This law was last updated on Feb 27, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Minnesota

Number

HF 640

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Feb 4, 2019

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Co-sponsors: 4
Total Sponsors: 5

Topics

Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Full Bill Text

www.revisor.mn.gov

HF 640 would provide for the issuance of “Choose Life” license plates. In addition to all other fees required for registration under state law, each applicant for the initial issuance of a “Choose Life” Plate would be required to contribute $25 annually to the choose life account.

The bill would require the commissioner to adopt a design for the plate that includes an image of a child’s footprint in the design area on the left side of the plate and the inscription “Choose Life” on the bottom of the plate.

Contributions collected under this provision would be deposited in the choose life account, which is established in the special revenue fund. Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety. This appropriation is first for the annual cost of administering the account funds, and the remaining funds are for distribution in collaboration with the commissioner of health proportionally among agencies or organizations that receive positive abortion alternatives grants.

Typically, eligible organizations include crisis pregnancy centers.


CPCs have come under increased scrutiny over the last several years, as investigations have revealed that centers across the country have provided inaccurate information and neglected to follow proper medical protocols. (Source.)


Related Legislation

Companion bill to SF 298.

Identical to HF 2998/SF 2644, which failed to pass in 2018.


Latest Action

2/4/19 – Introduced; referred to House Ways and Means Committee.


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