HB 3446

84(R) - 2015
House State Affairs
House State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jodie Laubenberg

Bill Caption

Relating to signs required to be displayed at certain facilities that perform abortions.

Fiscal Notes

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.

Bill Analysis

The fiscal note above sufficiently explains what this bill would do. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

We refrain from commenting on social issues. For this reason, we stand neutral on HB 3446. 

Organizations Supporting

Concerned Women for America of Texas
North Texas Citizens Lobby
Texas Alliance for Life
Texas Home School Coalition 
Texas Right to Life
Texas Values Action
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Organizations Opposed

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
League of Women Voters of Texas
National association of social workers 
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health