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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/18/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 177, 1 Present (Roll no. 506).(text: CR H6143-6144)
09/15/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/22/2015SenateRead the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 236.
09/21/2015SenateReceived in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
09/18/2015-12:55pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/18/2015-12:55pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 177, 1 Present (Roll no. 506). (text: CR H6143-6144)
09/18/2015-12:49pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6167)
09/18/2015-10:35amHousePOSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H.R. 3504, the Chair put the question on passage of the bill and by voice vote announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Chu demanded the yeas and nays, and the Chair postponed further proceedings on passage of the bill until later in the legislative day.
09/18/2015-10:35amHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6152)
09/18/2015-9:16amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 3504.
09/18/2015-9:16amHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3504.
09/18/2015-9:16amHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 421. (consideration: CR H6143-6152)
09/17/2015-5:29pmHouseRule H. Res. 421 passed House.
09/16/2015-10:18pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 421 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 3134 and H.R. 3504.
09/15/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
09/15/2015HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/15/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (98)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Fincher, Stephen Lee [R-TN-8]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 09/15/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Fleming, John [R-LA-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36]* 09/15/2015
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Gowdy, Trey [R-SC-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5]* 09/15/2015
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 09/16/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 09/16/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 09/16/2015
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 09/16/2015
Rep. Mulvaney, Mick [R-SC-5] 09/16/2015
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 09/16/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 09/16/2015
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 09/16/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 09/17/2015
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 09/17/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 09/17/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 09/17/2015

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary09/15/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice09/15/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (09/18/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

(Sec. 3) This bill amends the federal criminal code to require any health care practitioner who is present when a child is born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion to: (1) exercise the same degree of care as reasonably provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and (2) ensure that such child is immediately admitted to a hospital. The term "born alive" means the complete expulsion or extraction from his or her mother, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut.

Also, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with these requirements must immediately report such failure to an appropriate law enforcement agency.

An individual who violates the provisions of this Act is subject to a criminal fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

An individual who commits an overt act that kills a child born alive is subject to criminal prosecution for murder.

The legislation bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive for conspiracy to violate the provisions of this Act, for being an accessory after the fact, or for concealment of felony.

A woman who undergoes an abortion or attempted abortion may file a civil action for damages against an individual who violates this Act.