Requiring college health plans to cover abortions

This is the Daily Legislative Report for Tue., April 6, 2021

Requiring certain college student health plans to cover voluntary abortions
Troy Kirby for The JOLT

The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature.

  • Senate lawmakers debated House Bill 1009, which requires certain student health plans to provide coverage for the voluntary abortion of a pregnancy.
  • The bill passed the House 57-40 on February 23rd, passing the Senate 29-19 on April 6. The bill now goes to the Governor’s office for the opportunity to be signed into law.

For more complete information on any legislation, including sponsors, a synopsis, and fiscal note, visit the Washington State Legislature’s bill information webpage.


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