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233Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19990112Primary Sponsor: FairAll Sponsors: Fair, Hayes, GroomsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\psd\7087ac99.docCompanion Bill Number: 3133Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Medical Affairs Committee 13 SMASubject: Abortion, state funding prohibited to organizations which perform; Medical, Appropriation Acts, General AssemblyHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19990112 Introduced, read first time, 13 SMA referred to Committee Senate 19981216 Prefiled, referred to Committee 13 SMA Versions of This Bill
TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-41-90 SO AS TO PROHIBIT STATE FUNDING TO INSTITUTIONS, AGENCIES, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT PERFORM ABORTIONS IN THIS STATE AND TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 44-41-90. (A) No institution, agency, or organization, public or private, that promotes, provides, or refers for abortion shall receive state funding.
(B) This section does not apply to an institution, agency, or organization if the only abortions performed are necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, a physical illness, or a physical injury if no other medical procedure would suffice for that purpose."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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