Mom, dad, and baby boy

Mandates Contraception Coverage for Insurance Policies (SB 1142 / HB 721)

BRequires that every group health insurance policy, to the extent not preempted by federal law, have coverage for ALL contraceptive drugs and devices approved by the FDA.

Bill Analysis

This is very similar to the Obamacare mandate on contraception, which resulted in a lawsuit from the Little Sisters of the Poor. The bill does offer a mild religious liberty exception but requires an organization to file for a religious exemption (subject to approval) and offer written notice to prospective enrollees.

Bill Sponsors

Kyle in the Senate
Powell in the House

Bill Status

No action taken in the House or Senate.

Full Text: Senate Bill / House Bill