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SB 193: Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program; program mission and practice; revise

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

Senate Bill 193 relates to the Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to develop a statewide effort that promotes healthy pregnancies and child birth by awarding grants to non-profit organization thats provide pregnancy support services.

The bill also includes the language that allows expeditied partner therapy for patients with chlamydia or gonorrhea. "Expedited partner therapy" means the practice of prescribing patients with antibiotic drugs to the sexual partner or partners of a patient clinically diagnosed with chlamydia or gonorrhea without physical examination of the partner or partners.

I voted NO on the measure because I do not believe the state should be providing grants to non-profit organizations, regardless of cause.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 107 59.4% Majority Vote
Nay 61 33.9%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 6 3.3%