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S*0001 (Rat #0002, Act #0001 of 2021) General Bill, By Grooms, Verdin, Kimbrell, Garrett, Martin, Shealy, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Rice, Adams, Hembree, Gambrell, Loftis and Campsen
    AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, TO ENACT THE "SOUTH CAROLINA FETAL HEARTBEAT AND PROTECTION FROM ABORTION ACT" BY ADDING ARTICLE 6 TO CHAPTER 41, TITLE 44 SO AS TO REQUIRE TESTING FOR A DETECTABLE FETAL HEARTBEAT BEFORE AN ABORTION IS PERFORMED ON A PREGNANT WOMAN, TO PROHIBIT THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ABORTION IF A FETAL HEARTBEAT IS DETECTED, TO PROVIDE MEDICAL EMERGENCY AND OTHER EXCEPTIONS, TO REQUIRE CERTAIN DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDKEEPING BY PHYSICIANS PERFORMING ABORTIONS, TO REQUIRE PHYSICIANS TO NOTIFY LAW ENFORCEMENT AFTER PERFORMING AN ABORTION IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, TO CREATE A CIVIL ACTION FOR A PREGNANT WOMAN UPON WHOM AN ABORTION IS PERFORMED, TO CREATE CRIMINAL PENALTIES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-460, RELATING TO THE REQUIRED REPORTING OF ABORTION DATA TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, SO AS TO ADD REPORTING OF FETAL HEARTBEAT TESTING AND PATIENT MEDICAL CONDITION DATA; TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-330, RELATING TO A PREGNANT WOMAN'S RIGHT TO KNOW CERTAIN PREGNANCY INFORMATION, SO AS TO REQUIRE NOTIFICATION OF THE DETECTION OF A FETAL HEARTBEAT; AND TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-60, RELATING TO ABORTION REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, SO AS TO ADD REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. - ratified title
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12/09/20Senate Prefiled
12/09/20Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs
01/12/21Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 87)
01/12/21Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 87)
01/25/21Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs (Senate Journal-page 2)
01/26/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 5)
01/26/21Senate Debate interrupted (Senate Journal-page 5)
01/27/21 Scrivener's error corrected
01/27/21Senate Amended (Senate Journal-page 6)
01/27/21Senate Read second time (Senate Journal-page 6)
01/27/21Senate Roll call Ayes-29 Nays-17 (Senate Journal-page 6)
01/28/21 Scrivener's error corrected
01/28/21Senate Read third time and sent to House (Senate Journal-page 12)
01/28/21Senate Roll call Ayes-30 Nays-13 (Senate Journal-page 12)
02/02/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 7)
02/02/21House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 7)
02/10/21House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary (House Journal-page 2)
02/16/21House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Hiott, Simrill, Hixon, Carter, Whitmire, Caskey, Huggins, Davis, Bannister, GR Smith, VS Moss, Stringer, King, Nutt, Allison, Oremus, B Newton, T Moore, Pope, Elliott, Clyburn, Hosey, JL Johnson, Bailey, Fry, Hewitt, Jordon, Yow, Gilliam, Sandifer, McGinnis, Hardee, Gatch, R Williams, Brawley, Jefferson, McCravy, MM Smith, Brittain, Weeks, Danning, Cobb-Hunter, Thayer, Kimmons, Gagnon, (House Journal-page 8)
02/17/21House Read second time (House Journal-page 26)
02/17/21House Roll call Yeas-79 Nays-35 (House Journal-page 41)
02/18/21House Read third time and enrolled (House Journal-page 73)
02/18/21House Roll call Yeas-74 Nays-39 (House Journal-page 74)
02/18/21 Ratified R 2
02/18/21 Signed By Governor
02/18/21 Effective date 02/18/21
02/18/21 Act No. 1



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