Thank you for your calls to legislators, attendance at rallies and testimony to committees. Because of your support, HB2 – the bill that raises standards for abortion clinics and limits abortion after 20 weeks – is now passed out of Senate Health and Human Services and scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor tomorrow afternoon. Once it passes the Senate, it will go to the Governor’s desk!
We expect a favorable vote tomorrow in the Senate but as we learned during the first Special Session, the crowd in the gallery can affect passage. If you are able, please join us and other HB2 supporters in the Senate gallery tomorrow. And be sure to wear blue to identify yourself as a supporter of the bill.
To learn more about the bill and the progress made this week, please click here.
In other special session news, transportation funding has passed the Senate in a version that differs from legislation passed out of the House Appropriations committee this morning. Criminal Justice reform also passed the Senate this morning on a 30-1 vote and as of 5 pm today, the bill was being debated on the House floor.
So it looks like as of Day 11 of the Special Session, the items on the Governor’s call are all making progress. We’ll continue to keep you posted as the Senate meets tomorrow with hopefully a favorable vote of HB2.