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Bill Detail: HB24-1459

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Title Birth Equity
Status Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments (05/07/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
L. Garcia (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 04/15/2024

Current law prohibits the use of restraints on a pregnant person in
custody with certain exceptions. The bill prohibits the use of restraints on
an inmate during labor, delivery of the child, postpartum recovery while
in a medical facility, or transport to or from a medical facility for
childbirth, without any exceptions.
The bill also requires a correctional facility or private contract
prison to develop administrative policies, including a system for milk
storage, to ensure a newborn can receive the milk that the newborn's
postpartum parent has pumped for the newborn's nourishment.
The bill requires each health-care facility that provides labor and
delivery services to establish a policy creating a process for the facility to
receive individuals who are pregnant, undergoing physiologic birth, or in
the physiologic postpartum process from locations other than licensed

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