Text: H.R.2943 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/01/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2943

To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary or secondary schools that provide access to emergency postcoital contraception.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 1, 2013

Mr. Lamborn (for himself, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Cole, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Jones, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mrs. Bachmann, and Mr. Roe of Tennessee) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the General Education Provisions Act to prohibit Federal education funding for elementary or secondary schools that provide access to emergency postcoital contraception.

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 “Schoolchildren’s Health Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Schoolchildren’s health protection.

The General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1221 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new part:

“PART ESchoolchildren’s health protection

“SEC. 461. Limitations on funding.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law, no funds may be made available from any applicable program to a State educational agency or local educational agency that—

“(1) distributes or provides, or permits the distribution or provision of, postcoital emergency contraception (such as the so-called ‘morning-after pill’), or a prescription for such contraception, on the premises, or in the facilities, of an elementary school or secondary school; or

“(2) enters into a contract or other agreement relating to the provision of health services to students under the jurisdiction of the agency with a school-based health center unless such center agrees that it will not provide postcoital emergency contraception, or a prescription for such contraception, to any such student pursuant to the contract or agreement.

“SEC. 462. Definitions.

“In this part:

“(1) The term ‘postcoital emergency contraception’ means—

“(A) any of the regimens described in the notice entitled ‘Prescription Drug Products; Certain Combined Oral Contraceptives for Use as Postcoital Emergency Contraception’, published in the Federal Register on February 25, 1997 (62 Fed. Reg. 8610), or any subsequent corresponding notice; or

“(B) any other drug or device to be used after fertilization may have occurred and for the same purposes as the regimes in subparagraph (A).

“(2) The term ‘school-based health center’ has the meaning given such term in section 2110(c)(9) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397jj(c)(9)).”.