SB 415

85(R) - 2017
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Charles Perry


Paul Bettencourt
Donna Campbell
Brandon Creighton
Don Huffines
Bryan Hughes
Lois Kolkhorst
Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Relating to a prohibition on the performance of dismemberment abortions; providing penalties; creating a criminal offense.

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 415 would amend the Health and Safety Code to add that a person may not perform a dismemberment abortion unless necessary in a medical emergency. An offense committed by a physician would be a state jail felony. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation deals with what we view as primarily a social issue. Texas Action does not make vote recommendations on social issues. For this reason we remain neutral on SB 415.