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  • Introduced
    Dec 01, 2023
  • Passed House
  • Passed Senate
  • Signed into Law
HB 1520
Missouri House Bill
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Modifies provisions relating to gender transition procedures
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House • Feb 05, 2024: Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 7 NOES: 2 PRESENT: 0
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Comments on HB 1520

Michael Walk wrote 1 month ago

Rep. Hudson has introduced this to worsen the cruel bill passed last year. Transgender people need the ability to appropriately access medical care, not senseless prohibitions on receiving it.
Michael Dreyer wrote 1 month ago

This bill removes the few exceptions from last year’s so-called “SAFE Act”, which banned life-saving, medically necessary, gender-affirming health care for transgender youth and incarcerated individuals. The SAFE Act included a sunset clause so it would expire in 2027 and also included an exemption for individuals who began treatment prior to August 28, 2023. This bills aims to remove the sunset clause, making the act permanent and also removes the protections for those who have already begun treatment and force them to dangerously detransition. This bill is an extreme attacks on health care access. It not only displays a fundamental lack of understanding of who transgender children are, but also undermine medical care best practices for transgender youth backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and other leading medical authorities. All children deserve access to health care, and deserve the best chances at opportunities to thrive. That includes transgender youth. Decisions about health care should be made by doctors with patients and their families, not with our government. It's been well documented that when we do not give transgender youth access to gender affirming health care, it contributes to feelings of depression, social isolation, internalized transphobia or self hatred, and risk of self harm and suicidal behaviors. Missourians deserve the chance at health care that will allow them to thrive, living as their most authentic selves! Please oppose these bills.
Sue Gibson wrote 1 month ago

The treatments described are standard of care, not experimental. This bill is written out of ignorance.
Victoria wrote 1 month ago

"Missouri Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act" should be repealed not strengthened. The government should not be deciding medical treatment.
Donna Meinershagen wrote 3 weeks ago

The government is overstepping lines here. Medical decisions made by parents and trained medical professionals should not be limited by the government. YOU are not trained medical professionals and you do NOT know what is the best medical decision for any individual. It makes me sick that this Bill is called SAFE! You are ignoring the facts about gender affirming care and playing God. This is not keeping our children SAFE, it’s keeping them hiding in a closet, ashamed of who they are. Just stop and give American people some credit to be able to make their own decisions and (with the help of trained medical professionals) make decisions for the well being of their children. This is overreach of the American government to say what medical procedure is allowed to someone. It’s not SAFE, it’s scary!

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  • Feb 05, 2024 | House
    • Executive Session Completed (H)
    • Voted Do Pass (H)
    • Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 7 NOES: 2 PRESENT: 0
  • Feb 01, 2024 | House
    • Referred: Rules - Legislative Oversight(H)
  • Jan 31, 2024 | House
    • HCS Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 10 NOES: 4 PRESENT: 0
  • Jan 24, 2024 | House
    • Executive Session Completed (H)
    • HCS Voted Do Pass (H)
  • Jan 17, 2024 | House
    • Public Hearing Completed (H)
  • Jan 05, 2024 | House
    • Referred: Emerging Issues(H)
  • Jan 04, 2024 | House
    • Read Second Time (H)
  • Jan 03, 2024 | House
    • Read First Time (H)
  • Dec 01, 2023 | House
    • Prefiled (H)