SB 353: Health and Safety Law Changes

Summary: Requires the state board of health to choose which of the licensing requirements for ambulatory surgical centers should also apply to abortion providers. Currently, only one of 16 providers in NC would meet these new standards and therfore face possible closure. Click here for official bill history, bill text, and vote records.

Status: Introduced in the Senate originally entitled "Motorcycle Safety Act," heard in Senate Committee on Transportation, House Committee on Rules, Calender, and Operations of the House, House Committee Judiciary Subcommittee B, and Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate. Passed 7/26/2013. Signed by Gov. McCrory into law 7/29/2013.

WNC Legislators sponsoring the bill: 

  • Sponsors: Warren Daniel (SD46), Jim Davis (SD50), Dan Soucek (SD45)

Voting for SB 353
Rep. Roger West (R)
Rep. Michelle Presnell (R)
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R)
Rep. Tim Moffitt (R)
Rep. Nathan Ramsey (R)
Rep. Chris Whitmire (R)
Rep. Mike Hager (R)
Rep. Hugh Blackwell (R)
Rep. Josh Dobson (R)
Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R)

Sen. Jim Davis (R)
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R)
Sen. Ralph Hise (R)
Sen. Warren Daniel (R)
Sen. Dan Soucek (R)
Voting Against SB 353
Rep. Joe Sam Queen (D)
Rep. Susan Fisher (D)

Sen. Martin Nesbitt (D)
Not Voting