H. R. 219
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 3, 2019
Mr. Smith of Missouri (for himself, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Mr. Fleischmann, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Bost, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Palazzo, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Biggs, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Norman, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Ratcliffe, and Mr. Long) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose Federal taxes on bonds used to provide facilities owned by abortion providers.
This Act may be cited as the
No Abortion Bonds Act.
Interest on state and local bonds used for facilities owned by abortion providers
Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—
in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Bonds for facilities owned by abortion providers
Any bond issued as part of an issue any of the net proceeds of which are to be used to provide a facility owned by an abortion provider or used (for any purpose) by an abortion provider for more than 30 days during any calendar year during which interest is paid on such bond.
in subsection (c), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
For purposes of this section, the term
abortion provider means, with respect to an issue of bonds—
an entity that, as of the date of such issue, performs abortions, and
an entity if any affiliate of such entity is an entity described in clause (i).
For purposes of this paragraph, an entity shall not be considered an abortion provider solely as a result of performing abortions—
if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest, or
in the case where a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.
Exemption for hospitals
The Secretary may deem that the term
abortion provider does not include a subsection (d) hospital (as such term is defined in section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act) by making the name of such hospital available on the public internet website of the Treasury.
The amendment made by this section shall apply with respect to bonds issued after the date of enactment of this Act.