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Second Substitute H.B. 354

This document includes Senate 2nd Reading Floor Amendments incorporated into the bill on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:27 PM by rday. --> PLEASE NOTE:
THIS DOCUMENT INCLUDES BOTH THE BILL AND ALSO A TRANSMITTAL LETTER THAT CONTAINS PASSED AMENDMENTS BUT NOT INCORPORATED INTO THE BILL.


March 10, 2011



Madam Speaker:

    The Senate passed 2nd Sub. H.B. 354, INSURANCE AMENDMENTS RELATING TO ABORTION, by Representative C. Wimmer, with the following amendments:


1.    Page 1, Lines 20 through 21 :    

             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21             None     This bill takes effect on January 1, 2012.  

2.    Page 2, Line 48 :    

             48      Act, 111 P.L. 148, unless the coverage is a type of permitted abortion coverage.
  Section. 2 Effective Date.
This bill takes effect on January 1, 2012.  


and it is transmitted to the House for consideration.

        Respectfully,



        Annette B. Moore
        Secretary of the Senate

16 hb0354s02.wpd 10:23 pm TRV/rday


Representative David Clark proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
INSURANCE AMENDMENTS RELATING TO ABORTION

             2     
2011 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Carl Wimmer

             5     
Senate Sponsor: ____________

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions of the Insurance Code by limiting the type of abortion
             10      coverage that may be offered in a health benefit plan, on the state health insurance
             11      exchange, or on a federally mandated health insurance exchange.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    defines the term, "permitted abortion coverage"; and
             15          .    limits the type of abortion coverage that may be offered in a health benefit plan, on
             16      the state health insurance exchange, or on a federally mandated health insurance
             17      exchange.
             18      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      ENACTS:
             24          31A-22-726, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             25     


             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 31A-22-726 is enacted to read:
             28          31A-22-726. Abortion coverage restriction in health benefit plan and on health
             29      insurance exchange.
             30          (1) As used in this section, "permitted abortion coverage" means coverage for abortion:
             31          (a) that is necessary to avert:
             32          (i) the death of the woman on whom the abortion is performed; or
             33          (ii) a serious risk of substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function
             34      of the woman on whom the abortion is performed;
             35          (b) of a fetus that has a defect that is documented by a physician or physicians to be
             36          uniformly diagnosable and uniformly lethal; or
             37          (c) where the woman is pregnant as a result of:
             38          (i) rape, as described in Section 76-5-402 ;
             39          (ii) rape of a child, as described in Section 76-5-402.1 ; or
             40          (iii) incest, as described in Subsection 76-5-406 (10) or Section 76-7-102 .
             41          (2) A person may not offer coverage for an abortion in a health benefit plan, unless the
             42      coverage is a type of permitted abortion coverage.
             43          (3) A person may not offer a health benefit plan that provides coverage for an abortion
             44      in a health insurance exchange created under Title 63M, Chapter 1, Part 25, Health System
             45      Reform Act, unless the coverage is a type of permitted abortion coverage.
             46          (4) A person may not offer a health benefit plan that provides coverage for an abortion
             47      in a health insurance exchange created under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care
             48      Act, 111 P.L. 148, unless the coverage is a type of permitted abortion coverage.


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