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2015 House Bill 4787: Authorize enhanced penalties for abortion coercion

Public Act 149 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on July 14, 2015
To authorize enhanced penalties for threatening or committing a “stalking” or assaultive crime with the intent to coerce a pregnant female to have an abortion, or taking other coercive actions with that goal. The bill authorizes additional fines of $5,000 to $10,000 on top of penalties imposed for the underlying crimes.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Criminal Justice Committee on July 14, 2015
Reported in the House on September 29, 2015
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Amanda Price (R) on March 24, 2016
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on March 24, 2016
To expand the scope of the proposed sanctions to coercion related to any "reproductive health decision," not just abortion.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Vanessa Guerra (D) on March 24, 2016
To expand the scope of the proposed sanctions to coercion related to coercing a woman to not have an abortion, not just coercing a woman to have one.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright (D) on March 24, 2016
To remove proposed statutory definition of "unborn child" that reads, "a live human being in utero regardless of his or her gestational stage of development".
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Henry Yanez (D) on March 24, 2016
To exempt a doctor's recommendation that a woman should get an abortion for health reasons.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 24, 2016
Received in the Senate on April 12, 2016
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 12, 2016
Reported in the Senate on May 5, 2016
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr. (D) on May 25, 2016
To clarify that the bill does not apply to a doctor who recommends an abortion for health-of-the-mother reasons.
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on May 25, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on May 25, 2016
To reduce the proposed penalties to $500.
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on May 25, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on May 25, 2016
To expand the bill to include using "knowledge of the pregnancy to interfere with the pregnant female's decisions about her future health care related to the pregnancy".
The amendment failed 11 to 26 in the Senate on May 25, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 8, 2016

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