Bill Status of HB4149  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  PARENTAL MEDICAL CHOICE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. David A. Welter, Amy Grant, Andrew S. Chesney, Chris Miller and Brad Halbrook

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Parental Medical Choice Act. Provides that no State or local entity, agency, institution, official, or person shall require a minor to obtain a health care service or take a health-related precaution. Provides that no State or local entity, agency, institution, official, or person shall discriminate against a minor because the child has or has not obtained a health care service or has or has not taken any health-related precaution. Provides that no public institution of higher education shall require any health care service or health-related precaution to be taken as a condition on enrollment or in-person classroom attendance. Makes other requirements concerning the prohibition against compulsory health care service or health-related precautions for children. Provides that any person aggrieved by a violation of the Act shall have a right of action in a State circuit court against an offending State or local entity, agency, institution, official, or person. Provides that a prevailing party may recover liquidated damages in the amount of $1,000 per day for the duration of a violation of the Act. Provides findings and policy provisions. Defines terms.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  9/17/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. David A. Welter
  9/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Grant
  9/21/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  9/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Miller
  9/23/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brad Halbrook
  10/19/2021HouseFirst Reading
  10/19/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/9/2022HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  2/18/2022HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee