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2001 House Bill 4655

Public Act 360 of 2002

  1. Introduced by Rep. Mark Jansen (R) on April 24, 2001, to require that agencies and organizations that do not perform abortions, make abortion referrals, or advocate for continued legal abortion be given priority in the allocation of state funds for family planning programs.
    • Referred to the House Families and Childrens Services Committee on April 24, 2001.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 12, 2001, to replace the previous version of the bill with a version recommended by the committee which reported it. The substitute incorporates changes resulting from committee testimony and deliberation. These changes do not affect the substance of the bill as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 12, 2001.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Patricia Lockwood (D) on December 12, 2001, to make technical changes which would exempt from the provisions of the bill certain clinics which perform abortions or make abortion referrals. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 12, 2001.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Gilda Jacobs (D) on December 12, 2001, to replace the previous version of the bill with a version which does not give preference in the awarding of state family planning contracts or grants to clinics which do not perform abortions or make abortion referrals. The substitute failed 31 to 65 in the House on December 12, 2001.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Rep. A.T. Frank (D) on December 12, 2001, to exempt from the provisions of the bill clinics which perform abortions or make abortion referrals if the infant mortality rate in the area they serve is more than five-percent. The amendment failed 39 to 62 in the House on December 12, 2001.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 67 to 36 in the House on December 13, 2001, to require that agencies and organizations that do not perform abortions, make abortion referrals, have a written policy that considers elective abortion part of a continuum of family planning services, or advocate for continued legal abortion be given priority in the allocation of state funds for family planning programs. The bill would not apply in an area in which there are no service providers applying for government funding which fit the description.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2001, to require that agencies and organizations that do not perform abortions, make abortion referrals, have a written policy that considers elective abortion part of a continuum of family planning services, or advocate for continued legal abortion be given priority in the allocation of state funds for family planning programs. The bill would not apply in an area in which there are no service providers applying for government funding which fit the description.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 1, 2002, to replace the previous version of the bill with one which removes the provision making the bill apply to organizations that advocate for continued legal abortion. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 1, 2002.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Alma Smith (D) on May 2, 2002, to require that if a clinic serving a certain geographic area does not meet the requirements of the bill, it may only be replaced as the recipient of government grants by a single clinic serving the same geographic area. For example, a clinic serving seven counties could only be replaced by a single clinic also serving all seven counties, rather than by more than two or more clinics. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 2, 2002.
  4. Passed 23 to 14 in the Senate on May 2, 2002, to require that agencies and organizations that do not perform abortions, make abortion referrals, or have a written policy that considers elective abortion part of a continuum of family planning services, be given priority in the allocation of state funds for family planning programs. The bill would not apply in an area in which there are no service providers applying for government funding which fit the description.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on May 2, 2002, to require that agencies and organizations that do not perform abortions, make abortion referrals, or have a written policy that considers elective abortion part of a continuum of family planning services, be given priority in the allocation of state funds for family planning programs. The bill would not apply in an area in which there are no service providers applying for government funding which fit the description.
  6. Passed 67 to 38 in the House on May 7, 2002, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. John Engler on May 23, 2002.

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