Family planning services; restrictions on funding. (HB1151)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restrictions on funding of family planning services. Prohibits the Departments of Health, Medical Assistance Services, and Social Services from making any payment, grant, or expenditure of any state funds used for family planning services, pregnancy testing, and follow-up services to subsidize directly or indirectly abortion services or administrative expenses or to any organization or affiliate of any organization that provides abortion services. "Family planning services" is defined as preconception services that limit or enhance fertility, including contraception methods, the management of infertility, preconception counseling, education, and general reproductive health care. No referrals for abortion services may be made by organizations receiving state funds. Organizations receiving state family planning funds must be independently incorporated from any organization that provides abortion services, must not share the same or similar name, facilities, expenses, employee wages or salaries, equipment, or supplies, and must maintain financial records demonstrating strict compliance with the funding prohibition. An audit must be performed at least every three years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063880380
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1151)
02/15/2006Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions