Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1690

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 16-34-1-0.5.

Synopsis: Presumption of fetal viability. Provides that a fetus that is at least 20 weeks of age is presumed to have attained viability.

Effective: July 1, 2005.





Turner, Harris T, Thompson, Welch




    January 25, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy and Veterans Affairs.







Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1690



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning health.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 16-34-1-0.5; (05)IN1690.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 16-34-1-0.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005]: Sec. 0.5. (a) For purposes of this article, a fetus that is at least twenty (20) weeks of age (from the first day of the mother's most recent menstrual cycle) is presumed to have attained viability.
    (b) If a fetus is presumed to have attained viability under subsection (a), no additional medical evaluation is required to establish the fetus's viability.

SOURCE: ; (05)IN1690.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2005] IC 16-34-1-0.5, as added by this act, applies only to offenses committed after June 30, 2005.