COMMITTEE:    Public Health 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 

PLACE:       JHR 140 
CHAIR:       Rep. Stephanie Klick 




The chair may limit testimony time and the number of testifying witnesses to ensure consideration of posted and pending business, especially if testimony would cause the public hearing to extend into the next calendar day.




HB 1280        Capriglione | et al.                                   
Relating to prohibition of abortion; providing a civil penalty; creating a criminal offense.

HB 1515        Slawson | et al.                                       
Relating to abortion, including abortions after detection of an unborn child's heartbeat; authorizing a private civil right of action.

HB 1535        Klick | et al.                                         
Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis by patients with certain medical conditions and the establishment of compassionate-use institutional review boards to evaluate and approve proposed research programs to study the medical use of low-THC cannabis in the treatment of certain patients.

HB 2313        Leach                                                 
Relating to a required resource access assistance offer before an abortion is performed.

HB 2337        Klick | et al.                                         
Relating to the regulation of drug-induced abortion procedures, providers, and facilities; providing criminal penalties.

HB 2487        Oliverson | et al.                                     
Relating to the required disclosure by hospitals of prices for hospital services and items; providing administrative penalties.

HB 2676        Bonnen | et al.                                        
Relating to the creation and optional filing of a record of life for an unborn child and the use of a certificate of stillbirth; authorizing fees.

HB 3218        Schaefer | et al.                                      
Relating to the regulation of abortion, including information regarding perinatal palliative care and prohibiting discriminatory abortions; authorizing disciplinary action; providing a civil remedy; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3760        Oliverson | et al.                                     
Relating to information regarding perinatal palliative care, regulation of abortion, and the availability of certain defenses to prosecution for homicide and assault offenses; providing an administrative penalty; creating criminal offenses.

HB 4139        Coleman                                               
Relating to the Office for Health Equity.



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