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Senate Bill 598 (2012)

Note: The following extract is the protection of conscience provision included in a bill concerning contraception. [Complete text of bill] [Administrator]

By Senator Detert



A bill to be entitled

An act relating to contraception; creating ss. 627.64194, 627.6614, and 641.3112, F.S. . . .

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. 

Section 627.64194, Florida Statutes, is created to read:

627.64194 Coverage for certain contraceptives.-

(3) A religious employer may request, and a group, blanket, or franchise, accident, or health insurance policy subject to this section must grant, an exclusion from coverage under the policy for the coverage required under subsection (2) if the required coverage conflicts with the religious organization's bona fide religious beliefs and practices. A religious employer that obtains an exclusion under this subsection shall provide its employees reasonable and timely notice of the exclusion.



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