Senate Bill 311
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 31, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 31, 2019
Latest Action
Feb 25, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
311
Congress
116
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
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South Dakota
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Failed
February 25, 2020
Type
Cloture Motion
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

This bill establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must exercise in the event a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.

A health care practitioner who is present must (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to another child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) immediately admit the child to a hospital. The bill also requires a health care practitioner or other employee to immediately report any failure to comply with this requirement to law enforcement.

A person who violates the requirements is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

Additionally, an individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder.

The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate these provisions, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this bill.

Text (1)
Actions (11)
02/25/2020
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136)
02/13/2020
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/13/2020
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/13/2020
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1062)
02/25/2019
Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 44. Record Vote Number: 27. (CR S1422)
02/25/2019
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate. (CR S1414)
02/14/2019
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the consideration of measure presented in Senate. (CR S1364)
02/14/2019
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (CR S1364)
02/04/2019
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 17.
01/31/2019
Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
01/31/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 1, 2019 5:40:17 AM
Updated
Jan 5, 2021 4:00:28 PM