SB 1128

84(R) - 2015
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Companion Bill

HB 2906

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to certain diagnostic testing during pregnancy.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Current law requires physicians to conduct a test for syphilis at the time of a woman's delivery.

The legislation would shift the required syphilis testing to be performed during a woman's third trimester of pregnancy. The bill would also remove the requirement for the test at the time of labor and delivery if records indicate that the test was performed during the third trimester.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Changing the timeline of conducting a required syphilis test neither abridges nor advances our liberty principles. We remain neutral on SB 1128.