Bill Summary for H 695 (2013-2014)

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Apr 10 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 695 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROTECT RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES GRANTED UNDER THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTIONS IN THE APPLICATION OF FOREIGN LAW, TO MODIFY CERTAIN LAWS PERTAINING TO ABORTION, TO LIMIT ABORTION COVERAGE UNDER HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS OFFERED UNDER A HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE OPERATING IN NORTH CAROLINA OR OFFERED BY A COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY, TO PROHIBIT A PERSON FROM PERFORMING OR ATTEMPTING TO PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN THE SEX OF THE UNBORN CHILD IS A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SEEKING THE ABORTION, TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO AMEND RULES PERTAINING TO CLINICS CERTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO BE SUITABLE FACILITIES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF ABORTIONS, AND TO AMEND THE WOMEN'S RIGHT TO KNOW ACT.
Intro. by Whitmire, Cleveland, Schaffer, Pittman.

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Enacts new Article 7A of GS Chapter 1 to declare that no court, administrative agency, arbitrator, mediator, or other entity or person acting under authority of state law may apply or enforce a law of another country if it would violate a legal or constitutional right of one or more natural persons who are parties to the proceeding. Requires strict construction and modification of contracts involving choice of a forum venue or forum to protect constitutional rights. Provides for when a motion to transfer proceedings to a foreign venue or forum is to be denied. Makes null and void any contract provision or agreement that is incapable of being modified or amended under this Article in order to preserve the legal and constitutional rights of the natural persons who are parties to the contract or agreement. Provides for the strict construction of waivers.

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