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Third Substitute S.B. 68

Representative J. Morgan Philpot proposes the following substitute bill:





Sponsor: Curtis S. Bramble

             6      Gregory S. Bell
             7      Leonard M. Blackham
             8      Curtis S. Bramble
             9      D. Chris Buttars
             10      Dan R. Eastman
             11      Beverly Ann Evans
             12      James M. Evans
             13      David L. GladwellThomas V. Hatch
Parley G. Hellewell
John W. Hickman
Lyle W. Hillyard
Scott K. Jenkins
Sheldon L. Killpack
Peter C. KnudsonL. Alma Mansell
Howard A. Stephenson
David L. Thomas
John L. Valentine
Michael G. Waddoups
Carlene M. Walker
Bill Wright              14     
             15      LONG TITLE
             16      General Description:
             17          This bill modifies the offenses against the family section of the Utah Criminal Code.
             18      Highlighted Provisions:
             19          This bill:
             20          .    prohibits the state and political subdivisions from using public funds for the
             21      performance of an abortion; and
             22          .    provides a penalty for anyone who knowingly authorizes the use of public funds for
             23      an abortion.
             24      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             25          None
             26      Other Special Clauses:
             27          None

             28      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             29      AMENDS:
             30          76-7-324, as last amended by Chapter 50, Laws of Utah 1988
             31      ENACTS:
             32          76-7-326, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             34      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             35          Section 1. Section 76-7-324 is amended to read:
             36           76-7-324. Violation of restrictions on public funds for contraceptive or abortion
             37      services as misdemeanor.
             38          Any agent of a state agency or political subdivision, acting alone or in concert with
             39      others, who violates Section 76-7-322 [or], 76-7-323 , or 76-7-326 is guilty of a class B
             40      misdemeanor.
             41          Section 2. Section 76-7-326 is enacted to read:
             42          76-7-326. Public funding of abortion forbidden.
             43          (1) As used in this section, "damage to a major bodily function" refers only to injury or
             44      impairment of a physical nature and may not be interpreted to mean mental, psychological, or
             45      emotional harm, illness, or distress.
             46          (2) Public funds of the state, its institutions, or its political subdivisions may not be
             47      used to pay or otherwise reimburse, either directly or indirectly, any person, agency, or facility
             48      for the performance of any induced abortion services unless:
             49          (a) in the professional judgment of the pregnant woman's attending physician, the
             50      abortion is necessary to save the pregnant woman's life;
             51          (b) the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest reported to law enforcement agencies,
             52      unless the woman was unable to report the crime for physical reasons or fear of retaliation; or
             53          (c) in the professional judgment of the pregnant woman's attending physician, the
             54      abortion is necessary to prevent permanent, irreparable, and grave damage to a major bodily
             55      function of the pregnant woman provided that a caesarian procedure or other medical
             56      procedure that could also save the life of the child is not a viable option.
             57          (3) Any officer or employee of the state who knowingly authorizes the use of funds
             58      prohibited by this section shall be dismissed from that person's office or position and the

             59      person's employment shall be immediately terminated.

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