The State of Legislation

In recent years, a growing number of states have enacted or have considered enacting laws targeting fertility fraud. We applaud these efforts and will highlight that legislation here. 

While fertility fraud legislation is necessary and long overdue, it is important to remember there are issues with donor conception that are not solved by fertility fraud legislation. To that end, DCC advocates for legislation that addresses the spectrum of lifelong issues donor conceived people face.

States in teal have already enacted at least some legislation aimed at donor conception. States in blue have enacted some legislation and have legislation proposed right now. States in pink have proposed legislation right now.

States With Pending Legislation

California

AB 1896 – Regulates Gamete Bank Practices
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California’s legislative session ends on August 21, 2022.

Iowa 

SF 2169 – “Fraud in Assisted Reproduction Act”
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Iowa’s legislative session ends on April 19, 2022.

Michigan

HB 5713 – Expands Statute of Limitations for Fertility Fraud
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Michigan’s legislative session ends on December 31, 2022.

Kentucky

HB 402 – Establishes Private Cause of Action for Fertility Fraud
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Kentucky’s legislative session ends on April 14, 2022.

New York 

S. 7588 – Establishes Private Cause of Action for Fertility Fraud
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A1091A – Establishes Private Cause of Action for Fertility Fraud
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A387 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud
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S. 4841 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud
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S. 5942 – Establishes Private Cause of Action for Fertility Fraud
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S. 7602 – Requires Verification of Donors’ Self-Reported Medical Information – “The Donor Conceived Person Protection Act”
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S. 7569 – Establishes Private Cause of Action for Fertility Fraud
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New York’s legislative session ends on June 2, 2022.
You can read more about DCC’s support for legislation in New York here.

Ohio

HB 64 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud; Establishes Private Cause of Action
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Ohio’s legislative session ends on December 31, 2022.

Oregon

HB 4038 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud
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Oregon’s legislative session ends on March 7, 2022.

Pennsylvania

HB 504 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud; Establishes Private Cause of Action
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Pennsylvania’s legislative session ends on November 30, 2022.

Washington

HB 1848 – Criminalizes Fertility Fraud
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Washington’s legislative session ends on March 10, 2022.

You Can Be an Advocate

Are you ready to support legislation but not sure what to do next? We can help. Here is an example of what to say to your state or federal representative in support of legislation:

Hello, my name is __[your name]__, and I am a constituent of Senator/Representative __[name]__. I am calling/writing to encourage his/her/their support of __[proposed bill or issue]__. This issue is important to me because __[provide supporting facts]__. Thank you for your time and attention.

When contacting your state or federal representative, remember to be concise and courteous.

State Elected Officials

State Legislatures
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State Governors 
Find contact information for your state’s governor.

Federal Elected Officials

Senate
Identify your senators and access their contact information.

House of Representatives
Identify your congressperson and access their contact information.

The White House
Contact the White House.


U.S. Donor Conceived Council strives to increase awareness of the needs, interests, and challenges of donor conceived people and advance change that promotes and protects their health, welfare, and human rights. Click here to make a donation. We appreciate your support. 

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