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File #: 19-0589    Version: 1 Name: CD2 - Travel Ban
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/10/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 6/18/2019
Title: Recommendation to support the denouncement of HB 481, Georgia's Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which bans abortions if a doctor can detect a heartbeat and denounce HB 314, Alabama's Human Life Protection Act that bans abortions at any stage of pregnancy; authorize City Manager to suspend all travel, contracts, etc. from the states of Georgia and Alabama, so long as the bills become law. 1. Request City Attorney to prepare a resolution for adoption denouncing Georgia's Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) act (HB 481) and Alabama's HB 314, immediately suspending official travel to Georgia, Alabama and any other state which adopts similar heartbeat legislation and imposing financial sanctions until such time as the new law is revoked, amended, or struck down. 2. Direct staff to send signed copies of the adopted resolution to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, California Governor Gavin Newsom, California State Senator Ben Allen, California State As...
Sponsors: COUNCILMEMBER JEANNINE PEARCE, SECOND DISTRICT, COUNCILWOMAN SUZIE A. PRICE, THIRD DISTRICT, COUNCILMAN AL AUSTIN, EIGHTH DISTRICT, COUNCILMEMBER REX RICHARDSON, NINTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 061819-R-24sr.pdf
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Recommendation to support the denouncement of HB 481, Georgia's Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act, which bans abortions if a doctor can detect a heartbeat and denounce HB 314, Alabama's Human Life Protection Act that bans abortions at any stage of pregnancy; authorize City Manager to suspend all travel, contracts, etc. from the states of Georgia and Alabama, so long as the bills become law.

1. Request City Attorney to prepare a resolution for adoption
denouncing Georgia's Living Infants Fairness and Equality
(LIFE) act (HB 481) and Alabama's HB 314, immediately
suspending official travel to Georgia, Alabama and any other
state which adopts similar heartbeat legislation and imposing
financial sanctions until such time as the new law is revoked,
amended, or struck down.

2. Direct staff to send signed copies of the adopted resolution to
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, California Governor Gavin
Newsom, California State Senator Ben Allen, California State
Assembly Member Richard Bloom, and others as deemed
appropriate.

3. Authorize City Manager to suspend official travel to the State of
Georgia and any other state identified by the City's Government
Affairs Office as having adopted heartbeat legislation substantially
similar to Georgia's HB 481 and HB 314, until such time the law is
revoked, amended, or struck down by the courts, or unless
determined by the City Manager that a critical City need would be
impacted and could not otherwise be accomplished.

4. Direct City Manager to maintain and update the list of states to
which the City has suspended official travel due to similar
heartbeat laws and make this list available on the City's website.

5. Direct City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk to review all
current and likely future contracts with Georgia-based businesses
in order to examine the feasibility of procuring such products and
services elsewhere until such time as Georgia's HB 481 and
...

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