Six Republicans joined all Democrats in the Senate to pass SB151, which would require all health insurance plans in the state to include coverage for birth control / contraceptives. The bill includes the federal exception for religious employers. The bill moves onto the House, where it likewise is expected to pass.
SB151 – Requiring Insurance Coverage of Birth Control
STATUS – Onto the House
HISTORY – Passed the Senate 17-4
SPONSORS – Henry, Townsend, Heffernan, Cloutier, Hansen, Poore, Sokola, Baumbach, Bentz, Bolden, J.Johnson, Keeley, Kowalko, Lynn, Paradee, Viola
YES – Bonini, Bushweller, Cloutier, Delcollo, Ennis, Hansen, Henry, Lavelle, Lopez, Marshall, McBride, McDowell, Poore, Simpson, Sokola, Townsend, Walsh
NO – Hocker, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Richardson
NOT VOTING –