State: District of Columbia Bill Number: B21-0016 Bill Name: “Collaborative Reproduction Amendment Act of 2016”
Updated: January 5, 2017
- Description of Bill: This bill legalizes compensated gestational carrier arrangements in the District of Columbia and clarifies parentage for intended children from gestational surrogacy and from donor egg, sperm, and embryo.
- Does RESOLVE support or oppose this Bill: RESOLVE supports this Bill.
- Current status of the Bill in the legislative process: The bill was introduced on January 6, 2015 and assigned to the Judiciary Committee. A Committee meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2016; if the bill passes out of Committee, the full City Council will have a first vote on December 6 and a second vote on December 20, 2016. The bill passed out of committee on November 30, 2016 and will be voted on by the full City Council on December 6, 2016. The bill was approved on first vote on December 6, 2016 and will be voted on for the second time on December 20, 2016. The Council voted in favor of the bill on December 20, 2016, and it now goes to the Mayor for her signature.
- Link to Bill: B21-0016;
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