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Florida's 2019 Legislative Session

Your one stop source for updates and information on the reproductive health care fights happening in the state's capitol.

This Week @ The Capitol

This Week @ The Capitol

Committee Week 4, February 4th - 8th

This episode features reproductive health care news from the Florida capitol during the 4th committee week of the 2019 legislative session. This week Sen. Joe Gruters filed a 20-week abortion ban bill and state legislators joined us at the local Tallahassee health center for a pre-session legislative session.

Bills to Watch

HB 227 / SB 412

The Clinic Protection Act

Greater protections for reproductive health care patients and providers, including greater enforcement of existing legal protections and increased vigilance by law enforcement

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HB 576 / SB 410

The LARC Bill

This bill would launch countywide pilot programs in Duval, Hillsborough and Palm Beach to expand access to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

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HB 49 / SB 332

Dignity for Incarcerated Women

Provides incarcerated women with necessary feminine hygiene products and restricts male correctional facility employees  from conducting pat-downs, cavity searches and entering changing rooms or bathrooms.

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HB 235 / SB 792

6-Week Abortion Ban 

Six-week abortion bans are unconstitutional attempts by opponents of safe and legal abortion to impose restrictions on access to abortion

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SB 558

20-Week Abortion Ban

Leading medical groups oppose 20-week bans that interfere with the patient-provider relationship and allow politicians to impose arbitrary restrictions on access to abortion.

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