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A222, R246, H3355
Sponsors: Reps. Delleney, Mulvaney, Bedingfield, Shoopman, Leach, Gullick, Duncan, Hamilton, Kelly, M.A. Pitts, Rice, Talley, Walker, Haskins, Simrill, Vick, Owens, Viers, Loftis, G.M. Smith, Toole, G.R. Smith, Pinson and Bingham
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 84
Introduced in the House on January 25, 2007
Introduced in the Senate on March 22, 2007
Last Amended on April 17, 2008
Passed by the General Assembly on April 17, 2008
Governor's Action: May 14, 2008, Signed
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/25/2007 House Introduced and read first time HJ-3 1/25/2007 House Referred to Committee on Judiciary HJ-3 2/22/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Haskins 2/28/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Simrill 2/28/2007 House Committee report: Favorable Judiciary HJ-23 3/1/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Vick, Owens 3/6/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Viers 3/7/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Loftis 3/7/2007 House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: W.D.Smith, Gambrell 3/7/2007 House Objection by Rep. Cobb-Hunter and Parks HJ-20 3/7/2007 House Requests for debate-Rep(s). Scott, Hart, Kennedy, Miller, Stavrinakis, Rutherford, Sellers, Hamilton, Leach, and Mack HJ-20 3/7/2007 House Debate adjourned until Tuesday, March 20, 2007 HJ-50 3/15/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.M.Smith, Toole 3/20/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: G.R.Smith, Pinson 3/21/2007 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bingham 3/21/2007 House Read second time HJ-36 3/21/2007 House Roll call Yeas-91 Nays-23 HJ-47 3/22/2007 House Read third time and sent to Senate HJ-32 3/22/2007 Senate Introduced and read first time SJ-6 3/22/2007 Senate Referred to Committee on Medical Affairs SJ-6 4/18/2007 Senate Committee report: Favorable with amendment Medical Affairs SJ-8 4/19/2007 Scrivener's error corrected 5/16/2007 Senate Amended SJ-54 5/16/2007 Senate Read second time SJ-54 5/17/2007 Senate Read third time and returned to House with amendments SJ-7 5/24/2007 House Senate amendment amended HJ-42 5/24/2007 House Returned to Senate with amendments HJ-48 5/29/2007 Senate Non-concurrence in House amendment SJ-55 5/30/2007 House House insists upon amendment and conference committee appointed Reps. Delleney, Shoopman, and Vick HJ-12 5/31/2007 Senate Conference committee appointed Fair, Short, and Verdin SJ-9 4/17/2008 House Free conference powers granted HJ-84 4/17/2008 House Free conference committee appointed Reps. Delleney, Shoopman, and Vick HJ-86 4/17/2008 House Free conference report received and adopted HJ-86 4/17/2008 Senate Free conference powers granted SJ-23 4/17/2008 Senate Free conference committee appointed Fair, Short and Verdin SJ-23 4/17/2008 Senate Free conference report received and adopted SJ-23 4/17/2008 Senate Ordered enrolled for ratification SJ-28 5/8/2008 Ratified R 246 5/14/2008 Signed By Governor 5/27/2008 Copies available 5/27/2008 Effective date 05/14/08 6/4/2008 Act No. 222
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(A222, R246, H3355)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 44-41-330, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO PREREQUISITES TO PERFORMING AN ABORTION, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT IF AN ULTRASOUND IS PERFORMED, AN ABORTION MUST NOT BE PERFORMED SOONER THAN SIXTY MINUTES FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE ULTRASOUND, TO REQUIRE THE WOMAN TO BE INFORMED THAT SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO VIEW THE ULTRASOUND IMAGE, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATEMENT TO BE SIGNED BY THE PHYSICIAN AND WOMAN MUST INCLUDE THAT THE WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO VIEW HER ULTRASOUND.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Prerequisites to an abortion; ultrasound provisions
SECTION 1. Section 44-41-330(A)(1) and (2) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(1) The woman must be informed by the physician who is to perform the abortion or by an allied health professional working in conjunction with the physician of the procedure to be involved and by the physician who is to perform the abortion of the probable gestational age of the embryo or fetus at the time the abortion is to be performed. If an ultrasound is performed, an abortion may not be performed sooner than sixty minutes following completion of the ultrasound. The physician who is to perform the abortion or an allied health professional working in conjunction with the physician must inform the woman before the ultrasound procedure of her right to view the ultrasound image at her request during or after the ultrasound procedure.
(2) The woman must be presented by the physician who is to perform the abortion or by an allied health professional working in conjunction with the physician a written form containing the following statement: 'You have the right to review printed materials prepared by the State of South Carolina which describe fetal development, list agencies which offer alternatives to abortion, and describe medical assistance benefits which may be available for prenatal care, childbirth, and neonatal care. You have the right to view your ultrasound image.' This form must be signed and dated by both the physician who is to perform the procedure and the pregnant woman upon whom the procedure is to be performed."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Ratified the 8th day of May, 2008.
Approved the 14th day of May, 2008.
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