The Assembly is planning to take up three abortion-related bills when it convenes next week, according to a proposed calendar from Majority Leader Jim Steineke.
Members are also scheduled to vote on two crime-related bills as well as Marsy’s Law, a proposed constitutional amendment aiming to bolster crime victims’ rights. The provision, which cleared both houses of the Legislature last session, would need to pass through both chambers again before appearing on ballots in April 2020.
The three abortion-related bills on the calendar deal with proposals to: ban abortions on the basis of a fetus’ race, gender and other qualifiers; require physicians to tell women considering taking an abortion-inducing drug the process could be reversed; and outline care requirements for children born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.
But it doesn’t include legislation that would bar Planned Parenthood from getting money under the Medical Assistance program. There are two similar bills on that topic: one from Sen. Andre Jacque and Rep. Janel Brandtjen; the other is from Sen. Duey Stroebel and Rep. Barbara Dittrich.
All five of those bills got a public hearing yesterday.
Assembly Rules will meet Thursday to finalize the calendar.
Platinum subscribers can read more on the abortion-related bills in Tuesday’s PM Update.