H.R. 940 (113th): Health Care Conscience Rights Act


Mar 4, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Diane Black

Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 4, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/4/2013--Introduced.Health Care Conscience Rights Act - Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to declare that nothing in such title shall require an individual to purchase ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 4, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 940”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


195 cosponsors (191R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 940 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2015

S. 1204 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 20, 2013

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