The bill would prohibit a governmental entity from entering into a taxpayer resource transaction or appropriate or spend money to provide to any person logistical support for the express purpose of assisting a woman with procuring an abortion or the services of an abortion provider. Taxpayer resource transactions deemed, by the
executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) with written
confirmation from the Attorney General, as required by federal law would be excluded from the
prohibition. The Attorney General would be permitted to enjoin a violation of the prohibition on
behalf of the state.
HHSC and the Office of the Attorney General indicate any cost to implement provisions of the bill would be minimal and can be absorbed within available resources.
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.