H.R.2149 - Late Term Abortion Restriction Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] (Introduced 06/10/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/24/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (06/10/1999)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 2149 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2149 To prohibit certain abortions. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 10, 1999 Mr. Hoyer (for himself, Mr. Greenwood, Mrs. Tauscher, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Kind, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Vento, Mr. Baldacci, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Luther, Ms. Sanchez, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Mr. Maloney of Connecticut, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Kolbe, Mr. Boehlert, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Ms. Kilpatrick, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Bentsen, and Mr. Menendez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To prohibit certain abortions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Late Term Abortion Restriction Act''. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN ABORTIONS. (a) In General.--It shall be unlawful, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly to perform an abortion after the fetus has become viable. (b) Exception.--This section does not prohibit any abortion if, in the medical judgment of the attending physician, the abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the woman or to avert serious adverse health consequences to the woman. (c) Civil Penalty.--A physician who violates this section shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000. The civil penalty provided by this subsection is the exclusive remedy for a violation of this section. <all>