The following actions were taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB2495 ("reproductive health act"): "House Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee", "House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee" and "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee".
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy (D-14) on Feb. 13, "creates the Reproductive Health Act" and "provides that every individual has a fundamental right to make autonomous decisions about one's own reproductive health," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: Carol Ammons (D-103), Jaime M. Andrade, Jr. (D-40), Luis Arroyo (D-3), Kambium Buckner (D-26), Jonathan Carroll (D-57), John Connor (D-85), Deb Conroy (D-46), William Davis (D-30), Daniel Didech (D-59), Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D-33), Sara Feigenholtz (D-12), Robyn Gabel (D-18), Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17), Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-92), LaToya Greenwood (D-114), Will Guzzardi (D-39), Sonya M. Harper (D-6), Gregory Harris (D-13), Elizabeth Hernandez (D-24), Thaddeus Jones (D-29), Theresa Mah (D-2), Robert Martwick (D-19), Anna Moeller (D-43), Bob Morgan (D-58), Michelle Mussman (D-56), Aaron M. Ortiz (D-1), Delia C. Ramirez (D-4), Lamont J. Robinson, Jr. (D-5), Justin Slaughter (D-27), Anne Stava-Murray (D-81), Katie Stuart (D-112), Curtis J. Tarver, II (D-25), Karina Villa (D-49), Celina Villanueva (D-21), Mark L. Walker (D-53), Emanuel Chris Welch (D-7), Ann M. Williams (D-11), Kathleen Willis (D-77) and Michael J. Zalewski (D-23).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Human Services Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 2 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
To Informed Consent Subcommittee
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Removed Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin
Assigned to Human Services Committee
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Karina Villa
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Camille Y. Lilly
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert Martwick
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lamont J. Robinson, Jr.
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Theresa Mah
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Justin Slaughter
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Delia C. Ramirez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Celina Villanueva
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Gregory Harris
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Martin J. Moylan
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Thaddeus Jones
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Carol Ammons
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Referred to Rules Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy