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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would require a licensed ambulatory surgical center that performs more than 50 abortions in a 12-month period or a licensed abortion facility to display required information in both English and Spanish regarding abortion consent, abuse, and human trafficking. The bill would require a facility that is located in a political subdivision that is required to provide election materials in a language other than English or Spanish to display the information in the other language as well. The bill requires the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) executive commissioner to adopt rules as necessary to implement and enforce the bill. HHSC and the Department of State Health Services have indicated that the provisions of the bill can be implemented within existing resources.
The fiscal note above sufficiently explains what this bill would do.
We refrain from commenting on social issues. For this reason, we stand neutral on HB 3446.