West Virginia Legislative Update

West Virginia's state legislative session began on February 13th.  Please stay tuned to this page for updates on legislation to watch in West Virginia during the session.  If you have questions about WV legislation or our advocacy efforts in the state, please contact our State Director of Public Affairs:  Kira Miskimmin at kira.miskimmin@pphs.org

 

 

 

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Bill Number

 Description

 Status

 Support

 SB 22

 Requires maternity and contraceptive coverage for all health insurance plan dependents

Passed the House and Senate and on its way to the Governor's Desk!

 Support

 SB 40

 Allows for expedited partner therapy

Dead 

 Oppose

 SB 43

 Requires a health care provider to refuse to provide an abortion, under criminal penalty, if they think that their patient is making a decision based on the gender of the fetus.

Dead

 Oppose

 SB 64

 Prohibits abortion care at state college or university medical facilities unless it is to save the mother's life.

Dead 

 Oppose

 SB 93

 Requires certification of parental consent for a minor's abortion.

Dead

Support

SB 193

This bill repeals an old law allowing for involuntary sterilization of a person with mental illness.

Dead

 Support

SB 201

 Allows for expedited partner therapy.

Dead 

Oppose

SB 405

Bans all insurance coverage of abortion.

Dead

Oppose

SB 487

Bans abortion after 20 weeks.

Dead

Oppose

SB  660

Bans all insurance coverage of abortion.

Dead

 Support

 HB 2185

 Requires insurers to cover spouses and dependent minors for pregnancy and contraceptive care.

Dead 

 Support

 HB 2187

 Prohibits gender discrimination in health care insurance plans.

Dead 

 Oppose

 HB 2243

 Requires that abortions be performed in a hospital or by a physican with local admitting privileges.

Dead 

 Oppose

 HB 2364

 Bans abortion after 20 weeks and requires fetal anesthesia.

Dead 

 Oppose

 HB 2371

 This bill requires a health care provider to refuse to provide an abortion, under criminal penalty, if they think that their patient is making a decision based on the gender of the fetus.

Dead 

 Oppose

 HB 2375

 Prohibits the state and counties from reimbursing a woman for travel to obtain an abortion.

Dead 

 Support

 HB 2383

 Requires insurance plans that cover maternity care to provide maternity coverage all dependents on the policy. 

See SB 22 above!

 Oppose

 HB 2482

 Makes it a crime for a public school teacher to advise, counsel or refer a student for abortion counseling or care.

Dead 

 Oppose

 HB 2485

Requires physicians to violate their minor patient's confidentiality by forcing doctor's to hand over medical records without permission.

Dead 

Support

HB 2463

Repeals an old law allowing for involuntary sterilization of a person with mental illness.

Passed House and Senate and awaiting the Governor's signature!

 Support

 HB 2523

 This bill allows for expedited partner therapy.

Dead 

Oppose

HB 3081

Bans all insurance coverage of abortion.

Dead

Oppose

HB  3103

Makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to transport a minor across state lines for an abortion without written consent by both parents.

Dead

Oppose

HB 3136

Bans all insurance coverage of abortion.

Dead


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