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#BornPerfect: Laws & Legislation by State

 

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NCLR has launched #BornPerfect: The Campaign to End Conversion Therapy in the next five years by passing laws across the country to protect LGBT kids from these dangerous practices, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness.

NCLR helped secure legislation protecting youth from these dangerous practices in California in 2012 and in New Jersey in 2013. It is now working with legislators and LGBT leaders to bring similar protections to states across the the country.

If you are considering legislation in your state, please contact #BornPerfect Campaign Coordinator & Staff Attorney Samantha Ames at SAmes@NCLRights.org and Senior Policy & Legislative Strategist Geoff Kors at GKors@NCLRights.org.

Active Laws & Legislation: The Details

  • California—SB 1172 introduced on February 22, 2012. Passed California Assembly on August 28, 2012 by a vote of 52-22. Passed California Senate on August 30, 2012 by a vote of 23-13. Signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 19, 2012. Held constitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on August 29, 2013.
  • Florida—HB 221 introduced on October 7, 2013. SB 240 introduced on October 25, 2013. HB 221 referred to House Committees on Health Policy; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs; Criminal Justice; and Judiciary on October 24, 2013. SB 240 referred to Senate Committees on Health Innovation; Health & Human Services; and Health Care Appropriations on November 22, 2013.
  • Hawaii—SB 2204 introduced on January 16, 2014. Referred to Senate Committees on Education, Commerce & Consumer Protection; and Judiciary & Labor on January 17, 2014.
  • Illinois—HB 5569 introduced on February 13, 2014. SB 3575 introduced on February 14, 2014. HB 5569 referred to House Committee on Rules on February 14, 2014. SB 3575 referred to Senate Committee on Assignments on February 14, 2014. HB 5569 referred to House Human Services Committee on March 3, 2014. SB 3575 referred to Senate Committee on Licensed Activities and Pensions on March 5, 2014. HB 5569 passed House Human Services Committee on March 26, 2014 by a vote of 9-6. SB 3575 re-referred to Senate Committee on Assignments on March 28, 2014. HB 5569 lost House vote on April 10, 2014 by a vote of 51-44.
  • Maryland—HB 91 introduced on September 24, 2013. Withdrawn on March 15, 2014. Sponsor pursuing regulatory route.
  • Massachusetts – S 3907 introduced on February 24, 2014. Referred to House Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities on February 24, 2014. Reported favorably and referred to House Committee on Health Care Financing on February 24, 2014. Recommended for passage by the House Committee on Health Care Financing and referred to the House Committee on Steering, Policy, and Scheduling on May 21, 2014. Discharged to the House Committee on Ways and Means on May 27, 2014.
  • Michigan—HB 5703 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health Policy on July 16, 2014.
  • Minnesota—HF 1906 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health and Human Services Policy on February 25, 2014. SF 1727 introduced on and referred to Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, and Housing on February 25, 2014.
  • New Jersey—A 3371 and S 2278 introduced on October 15, 2012. A 3371 passed New Jersey Assembly on June 24, 2013 by a vote of 56-14. S 2278 passed New Jersey Senate on June 27, 2013 by a vote of 28-9. Signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on August 19, 2013. Held constitutional by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on November 8, 2013.
  • New York—AB 6983 introduced on April 29, 2013. SB 4917 introduced on May 1, 2013. AB 6983 referred to Assembly Committee on Higher Education on January 8, 2014. SB 4917 referred to Senate Committee on Higher Education on January 8, 2014. AB 6983 reported out of Assembly Committee on Higher Education and referred to Assembly Committee on Codes on April 7, 2014. AB 6983 reported out of Assembly Committee on Codes and referred to Assembly Committee on Rules on June 3, 2014. AB 6983 reported out of Assembly Committee on Rules on June 9, 2014. AB 6983 passed the Assembly on June 16, 2014 by a vote of 86-28. SB 4917 died in Senate on June 20, 2014.
  • Ohio—SB 188 introduced on and referred to Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health & Human Services on September 9, 2013.
  • Pennsylvania—SB 872 introduced on and referred to Senate Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure on April 25, 2013. HB 1811 introduced on and referred to House Committee on Human Services on October 29, 2013.
  • Rhode Island—SB 2510 introduced on and referred to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on February 27, 2014. Senate Committee on Health and Human Services recommended SB 2510 be held for further study on March 18, 2014.
  • Vermont—HB 755 introduced and referred to House Committee on Human Services on January 30, 2014.
  • Virginia—HB 1135 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions on January 13, 2014. Died in committee.
  • Washington—HB 2451 introduced and referred to House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on January 17, 2014. SB 6649 introduced and referred to Senate Committee on Health Care on January 27, 2014. HB 2451 passed House Committee on Health Care and Wellness on February 13, 2014 by a vote of 94-4. Died in Senate Committee on Health Care.
  • Washington, D.C. —B 20-0501 introduced and referred to the Council Committee on Health on October 1, 2013. Public hearing scheduled for June 27, 2014.
  • Wisconsin—SB 481 introduced and referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on January 9, 2014. Died in committee.

 

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