Nevada is now one of 12 States with active Personhood Legislation efforts underway.
Proposed initiative filed with the Nevada Secretary of State's Office, October 21, 2009
Alabama - Personhood Bill
California - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Colorado - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Florida - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Georgia - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Maryland - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Michigan - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Mississippi - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Missouri - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Montana - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Nevada - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
South Carolina - Personhood Bills (2)
Twelve States have active Personhood Legislation efforts underway:
1) Two States have active Personhood Bills filed in their Legislatures (AL and SC).
[ Virginia also has a principled "right to life" bill filed ]
2) Three States have active Personhood Constitutional Amendments filed in their Legislatures (GA, MD, MI)
3) Seven States have active Personhood Constitutional Amendments ballot initiatives / petition drives underway (CA, CO, FL, MS, MO, MT, NV)
In addition, two States, North Dakota and Montana, made history earlier in the 2009 legislative session by becoming the first States to pass intact Personhood legislation in one of the chambers of their Legislatures, before failing in the other chamber. The North Dakota House passed a Personhood Bill on February 17, 2009, and the Montana Senate passed a Personhood Constitutional Amendment on February 26, 2009. (Personhood legislation (Bill) passed in the South Carolina House in 2005 was fatally flawed when a rape exception amendment was added on the SC House floor):
North Dakota Personhood Bill Passes, First In US History - Press Release
February 17, 2009
Montana Personhood Constitutional Amendment Passes Senate, First In US History - Press Release (E-mail)
February 26, 2009
North Dakota Senate defeats 'personhood' bill
North Dakota Roman Catholic Bishops help defeat bill
April 3, 2009
'South Carolina House Passes Personhood Bill' (with fatal flaw) - April 14, 2005
Personhood Bill Passes in South Carolina House
April 14, 2005
Columbia Christians for Life
October 22, 2009
Nevada Coalition Introduces Historic Campaign To Affirm All Humans Are Persons
[excerpts, emphasis added]
Carson City NV. October 22/ Personhood Nevada is pleased to announce yesterday's filing of a citizen-led initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada, the proposed Amendment reading as follows:
“In the great state of Nevada, the term 'person' applies to every human being.
Article I Section 8 of the Nevada constitution states, ‘No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.’”
The amendment applies the term “person” to every human being in a straightforward manner understandable by all, including children. Scientifically, the term 'human being' includes everyone possessing a human genome specific for an individual member of the human species, from the beginning of his or her biological development, without discrimination as to age, health, reproduction method, function, physical or mental dependency, or cognitive ability.
As a citizen-led initiative, approximately 97,000 signatures are necessary for the proposed amendment to be placed on the 2010 statewide ballot.
For Interviews Contact: Richard Ziser 702-221-1613 firstname.lastname@example.org
San Jose Mercury News, California
Group proposes abortion ban amendment in NV
The Associated Press
Posted: 10/21/2009 05:40:17 PM PDT
Updated: 10/21/2009 05:40:18 PM PDT
CARSON CITY, Nev. A proposed initiative that seeks to ban abortions in Nevada has been filed with the secretary of state's office.
A group called Personhood Nevada, led by Richard Ziser, filed the initiative paperwork on Wednesday.
The initiative would amend Nevada's constitution to extend due process rights to "everyone possessing a human genome."
Ziser, who led the successful gay marriage ban in Nevada earlier this decade, could not be reached for immediate comment.
Backers would need to gather 97,002 signatures to qualify for the 2010 general election ballot.
Similar petition drives are being organized in other states around the country.
Copyright © 2009 - San Jose Mercury News
STATE-LEVEL PERSONHOOD BILLS and CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:
2009-2010 State-Level Personhood (and other selected) Legislation:
- Including State-Level Personhood Bills and Constitutional Amendments
- ALA, GA, MD, MISS, MONT, ND, SC, VA
May 25, 2009
CALIFORNIA HUMAN RIGHTS AMENDMENT
2010 COLORADO PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
FLORIDA LAUNCHES PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
September 11, 2009
GEORGIA HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT
Maryland Delegate proposes Personhood Amendment for state Constitution
Cumberland Times-News, January 30, 2009, " Lawmaker wants to open public debate on 'the glory of life' "
MARYLAND PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT (2009)
Democrat-Led Personhood Constitutional Amendment Introduced In Michigan Legislature
October 14, 2009
2011 MISSISSIPPI PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
PERSONHOOD MISSOURI CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
MONTANA PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
SOUTH CAROLINA (House)
RIGHT TO LIFE ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA PERSONHOOD BILL INTRODUCED - Press Release
FILED WITH TOTAL 45 SC HOUSE SPONSORS
February 12, 2009
SOUTH CAROLINA (Senate)
SOUTH CAROLINA "PERSONHOOD" COMPANION BILL INTRODUCED IN SC SENATE - Press Release
FILED WITH TOTAL 10 SC SENATE SPONSORS
February 18, 2009
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ)
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
Columbia, SC 29250
http://www.christianlifeandliberty.net/ , Home page, and "RTL Act of SC" page
October 22, 2009