Prepared by: Mark Scherer
Report created on April 24, 2017
 
HB1065USE OF INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS, BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, AND DEVICES. (CULVER W) Provides that a manufacturer of an investigational drug, biological product, or device may make the drug, biological product, or device available to a patient who meets certain requirements. Adds to the requirements concerning experimental or nonconventional medical treatment and the authority to allow a patient to receive an experimental or nonconventional medical treatment if a physician determines that the patient: (1) has been diagnosed with a terminal disease or condition; and (2) does not have comparable or satisfactory treatment options. Specifies that a new cause of action is not created. Makes a technical correction.
 Current Status:   3/24/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   3/23/2015 - received by Governor
3/23/2015 - Signed by the President of the Senate
3/19/2015 - Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments: prevailed; adopted roll call Roll Call 303: yeas 92, nays 0
3/19/2015 - Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments: prevailed; adopted roll call
3/17/2015 - Senators Hershman and Steele added as cosponsor
3/17/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 299: yeas 50, nays 0
3/17/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/16/2015 - Senator Perfect added as cosponsor
3/16/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/16/2015 - Amendment #1 (Charbonneau) prevailed; voice vote
3/16/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/12/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/11/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 10; Nays: 0
3/11/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/9/2015 - Senator Grooms added as cosponsor
3/9/2015 - Grooms added as cosponsor
3/4/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/24/2015 - Referred to committee on Health and Provider Services
2/24/2015 - First Reading
2/10/2015 - Senator Breaux added as third sponsor
2/10/2015 - Senator Charbonneau added as sponsor
2/10/2015 - Senator Miller, Pat added as second sponsor
2/10/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 110: yeas 98, nays 0
2/10/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/9/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/5/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/4/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/28/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/13/2015 - Representative Clere added as coauthor
1/13/2015 - Clere added as coauthor
1/12/2015 - Representatives Davisson, and Brown, C. added as coauthor
1/12/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/6/2015 - Referred to House Public Health
1/6/2015 - First Reading
1/6/2015 - Authored By Wes Culver
 
HB1269HEALTH MATTERS. (CLERE E) Makes the department of correction (DOC) an inmate's authorized representative for applying for Medicaid for inmates who are potentially eligible for Medicaid and who incur medical care expenses that are not otherwise reimbursable. Requires the DOC and the office of the secretary of family and social services to enter into an agreement in which the DOC pays the state share of the Medicaid costs incurred for the inmate. Makes the sheriff the individual's authorized representative for applying for Medicaid for individuals subject to lawful detention who are potentially eligible for Medicaid. Requires a county executive to enter into an agreement with the office of the secretary of family and social services to pay the state share of the Medicaid costs incurred for the individuals. Specifies reimbursement for the services provided. Provides that the DOC or the sheriff shall assist a committed offender in applying for Medicaid and securing certain treatment upon discharge from the DOC or a county jail. Specifies providers that may be used to provide treatment for DOC inmates and county jail offenders. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning (office) to prepare an annual report concerning the use of qualified providers to provide presumptive eligibility services. Allows a community mental health center to use the center's provider identification number to file any Medicaid claim, including primary care health service, if certain conditions are met. Prohibits the office from limiting the filing by a community mental health center of primary care health services and mental health services for a recipient if the services are covered services and necessary to ensure coordinated care for the recipient. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to develop a mental health first aid training program. Includes a mental health first aid training program in the: (1) continuing education programs promoted by the emergency medical services commission; and (2) basic or inservice course of education and training for teaching professionals beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Establishes the mental health counselor licenses for school counselors grant. Authorizes a school corporation to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a mental health care provider or a community mental health center to establish conditions or terms for referring students of the school corporation for services. Requires the school corporation to obtain written parental consent before referring a student to mental health services and limits mental health information that may be included in the student's cumulative record. Prohibits a school counselor or other school corporation employee from diagnosing a student as having a mental health condition unless the diagnosis is within the individual's scope of practice. Extends the date: (1) by which a midwife is required to submit certain information to obtain an exemption from certain certification requirements; and (2) after which practicing midwifery without a certificate is a felony. Amends the midwife birth certification requirements. Provides for coverage of telemedicine services under a policy of accident and sickness insurance and a health maintenance contract. Prohibits a health care provider from being required to obtain a separate additional written health care consent for the provision of telemedicine services. Provides immunity for a physician who signs a collaborative agreement with a certified direct entry midwife except in cases of gross negligence or reckless conduct. Provides immunity for a health care provider that employs a physician who signs or has signed a collaborative agreement with a certified direct entry midwife for certain acts or omissions. Requires the department of insurance to report certain information before October 1, 2015, to the public health, behavioral health, and human services interim study committee concerning: (1) the department's accident and sickness insurance complaint process; (2) certain definitions in accident and sickness insurance policies; and (3) certain claims data and analysis concerning claim denials for procedures deemed investigatory or experimental.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/29/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (36-13)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (85-7)
4/29/2015 - Senate Rules & Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/29/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/29/2015 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/20/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Crider, Breaux and Alting
4/20/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Miller Patricia and Stoops
4/20/2015 - House Advisors appointed Steuerwald, Slager, Pierce and Shackleford
4/20/2015 - House Conferees appointed Clere and Brown C
4/16/2015 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/16/2015 - Motion to dissent in Senate amendments filed
4/16/2015 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/15/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 453: yeas 39, nays 11
4/15/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/14/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/14/2015 - Amendment #1 (Miller Patricia) prevailed; voice vote
4/14/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/13/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/9/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/8/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
4/8/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/7/2015 - Senator Alting added as cosponsor
4/2/2015 - Senator Becker added as cosponsor
4/1/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2015 - Referred to committee on Health and Provider Services
3/2/2015 - First Reading
2/24/2015 - Senator Stoops added as cosponsor
2/24/2015 - Senator Young, M. added as third sponsor
2/24/2015 - Senator Miller, Pat added as sponsor
2/24/2015 - Senator Crider added as second sponsor
2/24/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 240: yeas 95, nays 0
2/24/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/23/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/19/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/18/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/16/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/4/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/13/2015 - Referred to House Public Health
1/13/2015 - First Reading
1/13/2015 - Coauthored by Representatives Steuerwald, Brown C and Pierce
1/13/2015 - Authored By Clere, Edward
 
HB1303STATE REGISTRATION OF PRIVATELY CERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS. (MCMILLIN J) Establishes a pilot project under which individuals who practice a certain occupation that is not a regulated profession under Indiana law can become "state registered" and be listed as practitioners of their occupation on the electronic registry of professions. However, provides that an individual may not be state registered in connection with any health care occupation or any occupation for which a person is licensed, certified, or registered by the Indiana plumbing commission. Provides that an individual, to become state registered, must hold a certification or credential from a supporting organization (a national organization or Indiana chapter of a national organization that exists solely to serve practitioners of a particular occupation) that is approved by the executive director of the professional licensing agency (agency). Requires the jobs creation committee to evaluate an application for the approval of a supporting organization, hold a public hearing, and make a recommendation to the executive director of the agency. Requires the executive director, after receiving the recommendation, to decide whether to approve the supporting organization. Provides that the executive director can approve not more than five supporting organizations. Prohibits the executive director from approving a supporting organization if any action performed within the scope of practice of individuals who have earned a certification from the supporting organization is the same as or substantially similar to an action within the scope of practice of a profession licensed under Indiana law. Provides that an individual must meet certain additional requirements and conditions to be state registered, including not being delinquent in paying taxes or child support and not having committed a crime having a direct bearing on the individual's ability to practice competently and lawfully. Requires the agency to review changes in an approved supporting organization's credentialing requirements or in the scope of practice of the occupation supported by an approved supporting organization. Authorizes the agency to remove an individual from the electronic registry under certain circumstances. Provides that not being state registered does not prevent an individual from practicing the same occupation as individuals who are state registered. Requires the executive director to report to the legislative council on the pilot project not later than November 1, 2017. Provides for the pilot project to expire April 1, 2018.
 Current Status:   5/6/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (29-20)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (91-6)
4/29/2015 - Senator Breaux removed as conferee
4/29/2015 - Senator Miller Pete added as conferee
4/29/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/29/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/29/2015 - Senate Rules & Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/29/2015 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/20/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Ford and Randolph
4/20/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Miller Patricia and Breaux
4/20/2015 - House Advisors appointed Torr, Mahan, Moseley and Bartlett
4/20/2015 - House Conferees appointed McMillin and Niezgodski
4/16/2015 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/16/2015 - Motion to dissent in Senate amendments filed
4/16/2015 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/15/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 463: yeas 45, nays 5
4/15/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/14/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/14/2015 - Amendment #1 (Miller Patricia) prevailed; voice vote
4/14/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/13/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/9/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/9/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 6; Nays: 4
4/9/2015 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/2/2015 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/10/2015 - Senator Ford added as second sponsor
2/24/2015 - Referred to Senate Commerce & Technology
2/24/2015 - First Reading
2/17/2015 - Senator Miller, Pat added as sponsor
2/17/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 165: yeas 67, nays 26
2/17/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/16/2015 - Amendment #1 (Niezgodski) failed; Roll Call 145: yeas 27, nays 67
2/16/2015 - Amendment #5 (Bartlett) ruled out of order
2/16/2015 - Amendment #3 (McMillin) prevailed; voice vote
2/16/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/12/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/10/2015 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/10/2015 - House Employment, Labor and Pensions, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/15/2015 - Representative Burton added as coauthor
1/15/2015 - Representative Mahan added as coauthor
1/15/2015 - Burton added as coauthor
1/15/2015 - Mahan added as coauthor
1/13/2015 - Representative Torr added as coauthor
1/13/2015 - Torr added as coauthor
1/13/2015 - Referred to House Employment, Labor and Pensions
1/13/2015 - First Reading
1/13/2015 - Authored By Mcmillin, Jud
 
HB1401MEDICAID FRAUD. (WASHBURNE T) Expands the crime of Medicaid fraud to include knowingly or intentionally making, uttering, presenting, or causing to be presented to the Medicaid program a Medicaid claim that is materially false or misleading.
 Current Status:   4/23/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/21/2015 - received by Governor
4/14/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/9/2015 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
4/9/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 400: yeas 49, nays 0
4/9/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/7/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/7/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/2/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/31/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/26/2015 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/24/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/24/2015 - Senate Corrections & Criminal Law, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/24/2015 - Referred to Senate Corrections & Criminal Law
2/24/2015 - First Reading
2/17/2015 - Senator Young, M. added as sponsor
2/17/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 170: yeas 94, nays 0
2/17/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/12/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2015 - Committee Report Filed-amend, do pass
2/11/2015 - House Courts and Criminal Code, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/10/2015 - Representatives Bacon and Hale added as coauthor
1/14/2015 - Referred to House Courts and Criminal Code
1/14/2015 - First Reading
1/14/2015 - Authored By Thomas Washburne
 
HB1432REGULATION OF E-LIQUIDS. (MAHAN K) Defines "e-liquid" as a substance that is intended to be vaporized and inhaled using a vapor pen. Requires a manufacturer of e-liquid to obtain a permit from the alcohol and tobacco commission before bottling e-liquid or selling e-liquid to retailers or distributors. Provides that the initial application for a manufacturing permit must include: (1) plans for the applicant's manufacturing facility; (2) a service agreement between the applicant and a security firm requiring the security firm to certify that the manufacturer meets certain security requirements; and (3) an application fee of $1,000. Provides that a manufacturer's permit is valid for five years and establishes requirements for permit renewal, including a $500 permit renewal application fee. Establishes requirements for e-liquid retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Limits the ingredients that can be used in making e-liquids. Provides for the suspension or revocation of a manufacturer's permit and the assessment of a civil penalty against a manufacturer for a violation of the law. Provides that a retailer who knowingly: (1) sells e-liquid to a minor; (2) sells e-liquid purchased from a manufacturer that does not have a permit; or (3) sells e-liquid that has been altered or tampered with; commits a Class C infraction. Makes other unauthorized actions involving e-liquid a Class A infraction. Authorizes a permit holder to bring a civil action against an e-liquid producer that distributes e-liquid not approved for sale in Indiana.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   5/1/2015 - received by Governor
4/21/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/16/2015 - House Concurred with Senate Amendments (73-14)
4/16/2015 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/16/2015 - Motion to concur in Senate amendments filed
4/7/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 383: yeas 33, nays 15
4/7/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/2/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/31/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
3/31/2015 - Amendment #2 (Yoder) prevailed; voice vote
3/31/2015 - Reread second time
3/31/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/26/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/24/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
3/23/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
3/23/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/19/2015 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
3/19/2015 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
3/17/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS Yeas: 12; Nays: 0
3/17/2015 - Senate Tax & Fiscal Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/5/2015 - Committee Report do pass adopted; reassigned to committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy
3/4/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS Yeas: 9; Nays: 0
3/4/2015 - Senate Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2015 - Referred to Senate Public Policy
3/2/2015 - First Reading
2/24/2015 - Senator Yoder added as sponsor
2/24/2015 - Senator Arnold added as second sponsor
2/24/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 249: yeas 85, nays 9
2/24/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2015 - Amendment #1 (Mahan) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2015 - Representatives Schaibley and Zent added as coauthor
2/23/2015 - Representative Lawson added as coauthor
2/23/2015 - Representatives Leonard and Price added as coauthor
2/23/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/19/2015 - Representatives Truitt, Ziemke, Judy, Braun, Eberhart, McNamara, Kirchhofer, Heaton, Lucas, Carbaugh, Bacon, DeVon, Ubelhor, Speedy, Lehe, Smith, M., Cherry, Lehman, Miller, Negele, Klinker, Summers, Austin, Brown, C., Errington, Niezgodski, Hale, GiaQuinta, Pryor, Torr, Arnold, Fine, Olthoff, Wesco, Karickhoff, Cook, Beumer, Steuerwald, Baird, Davisson, Brown, T., Thompson, Borders and Richardson added as coauthor
2/19/2015 - Representative Gutwein added as coauthor
2/19/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/18/2015 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/17/2015 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/22/2015 - Representative Dermody added as coauthor
1/14/2015 - Coauthored by Representatives VanNatter, Morris and Wright
1/14/2015 - Referred to House Public Policy
1/14/2015 - First Reading
1/14/2015 - Authored By Kevin Mahan
 
HB1562PROFESSIONAL LICENSING MATTERS. (ZENT D) Requires an individual who holds a professional license or certificate and who is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony to provide written notice of the conviction to the appropriate professional licensing board not later than 90 days after entry of the order or judgment of conviction. Provides that if a professional license or certificate is initially issued to the holder less than 90 days before the date on which such licenses or certificates generally expire, the license or certificate does not expire on the general expiration date but instead expires at the conclusion of the next licensing period. Provides that a mandatory notice to a license holder of the upcoming expiration of the license holder's license must be sent at least 90 days (instead of 60 days) before the expiration date. Allows the professional licensing agency (agency) to delay issuing a license renewal for up to 120 days for purposes of investigation. (Current law allows a delay of up to 90 days.) Provides that, after December 31, 2017, athletic trainer licenses expire on a date established by the agency in odd-numbered years. Provides that the auctioneer commission is to elect officers at the first meeting held each year (instead of at the January meeting). Repeals the chapter of the professional licensing law concerning the revocation or suspension of a diabetes educator's license. Adds the failure to complete or timely transmit a pregnancy termination form to the list of violations subject to a civil penalty in the physicians licensing law. Provides that the members of the manufactured home installer licensing board, and the home inspectors licensing board serve at the will and pleasure of the governor.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (45-3)
4/29/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/29/2015 - Senate Rules & Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/28/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (95-0)
4/28/2015 - House Conference Committees Eligible for Action CCR #1
4/28/2015 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/23/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Buck, Broden, Walker and Houchin
4/21/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Brown L and Breaux
4/21/2015 - Concurrence withdrawn
4/21/2015 - House Advisors appointed Wesco, Bauer and Brown C
4/21/2015 - House Conferees appointed Zent and Shackleford
4/21/2015 - House dissented from Senate Amendments
4/20/2015 - Motion to dissent in Senate amendments filed
4/16/2015 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/15/2015 - Motion to concur in Senate amendments filed
4/14/2015 - Returned to the House with amendments
4/13/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 422: yeas 40, nays 10
4/13/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
4/9/2015 - Senator Randolph added as cosponsor
4/9/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/9/2015 - Amendment #2 (Brown L) prevailed; voice vote
4/9/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/7/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
4/2/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/31/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/30/2015 - Senator Houchin added as second sponsor
3/30/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
3/26/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
3/26/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
3/26/2015 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/2/2015 - Referred to Senate Commerce & Technology
3/2/2015 - First Reading
2/24/2015 - Senator Brown L added as sponsor
2/24/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 252: yeas 95, nays 0
2/24/2015 - House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/23/2015 - House Bills on Second Reading
2/19/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/18/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/2/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/20/2015 - Coauthored by Representatives Bacon and Davisson
1/20/2015 - Referred to House Public Health
1/20/2015 - First Reading
1/20/2015 - Authored By Dennis Zent
 
SB406OVERDOSE INTERVENTION DRUGS. (MERRITT J) Requires certain emergency personnel to report to the state department of health the number of times an overdose intervention medication is administered. Allows specified health care professionals with prescriptive authority to dispense, write a prescription, or prepare a standing order for an overdose intervention drug without examining the individual to whom it may be administered if specified conditions are met. Allows for an individual who is a person at risk, a family member, friend, or other individual or entity in a position to assist another individual who, there is reason to believe, is at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose, to obtain and administer an overdose intervention drug if certain conditions are met. Provides for civil immunity.
 Current Status:   4/17/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/16/2015 - received by Governor
4/16/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/15/2015 - Senate Concurred with House Amendments (50-0)
4/15/2015 - Concurrences Eligible for Action
4/14/2015 - Senator Alting added as coauthor
4/14/2015 - Motion to concur in House amendments filed
4/14/2015 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/14/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 420: yeas 95, nays 0
4/14/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/13/2015 - Amendment #2 (McMillin) prevailed; voice vote
4/13/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/13/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/9/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/7/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/2/2015 - Representative Shackleford added as cosponsor
4/2/2015 - Rule 105.1 suspended
4/2/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/1/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 8; Nays: 0
4/1/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/23/2015 - Representative Brown, C. added as cosponsor
3/23/2015 - Representative Macer added as cosponsor
3/23/2015 - Rule 105.1 suspended
3/18/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/17/2015 - Representative Clere added as cosponsor
3/17/2015 - Rule 105.1 suspended
3/10/2015 - Representative Davisson added as cosponsor
3/10/2015 - Davisson added as cosponsor
3/3/2015 - Referred to House Public Health
3/3/2015 - First Reading
2/16/2015 - Referred to House
2/10/2015 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/10/2015 - Representative Ziemke added as cosponsor
2/10/2015 - Representative McMillin added as sponsor
2/10/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 128: yeas 50, nays 0
2/10/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/9/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/9/2015 - Amendment #2 (Mrvan) prevailed; voice vote
2/9/2015 - Amendment #1 (Merritt) prevailed; voice vote
2/9/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/5/2015 - Senators Breaux, Mrvan, Charbonneau and Becker added as coauthor
2/5/2015 - Senator Crider added as third author
2/5/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/4/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2015 - Senator Leising added as coauthor
1/12/2015 - Senator Ford added as second author
1/12/2015 - Referred to Health and Provider Services
1/12/2015 - First Reading
1/12/2015 - Authored By James Merritt
 
SB463CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO SALES. (MILLER P) Prohibits the sale at retail of an electronic cigarette without a valid tobacco sales certificate issued by the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) and includes electronic cigarettes in the certification regulation statutes. Provides that the commission may not enforce an action regarding tobacco sales certificates and electronic cigarettes until after August 31, 2015. Permits smoking in certain cigar stores and bars. Removes the requirement that members of a club or fraternal club must vote to allow smoking on the premises. Provides that the club or fraternal club may allow guests in the designated smoking room or area only when accompanied by a bona fide member. Specifies that a condition in allowing smoking in a specialty cigar store is that the store does not sell any food or beverage that would require a certified food handler. Removes a requirement that a specialty cigar store not sell food and beverages in a manner that would require consumption on the premises and that there not be an area set aside for food consumption. Specifies that e-liquids must use tamper evident packaging. Sets time frames in which manufacturers and retailers must distribute or sell an e-liquid. Specifies that an e-liquid manufacturer must obtain a permit before July 1, 2016, in order to mix, bottle, package, or sell e-liquids after June 30, 2016. Amends the law on the qualified escrow fund for tobacco product manufacturers: (1) to exempt cigarettes sold on federal military installations and other state excise tax exempt cigarette sales from the definition of "units sold"; and (2) to require the department of state revenue (department) to adopt rules that are necessary to ascertain the number of units sold of a tobacco product manufacturer for each year regardless of whether the state excise tax was due or collected. Authorizes the department, the commission, and the attorney general to provide certain information to courts, arbitrators, and data clearinghouses for the purpose of making calculations under the tobacco master settlement agreement if a protective order is executed. Makes specified tobacco sales data that is provided by an outside party confidential. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of: (1) a liquid or gel substance containing nicotine; or (2) a nicotine liquid container; unless the product is contained in child resistant packaging. Authorizes the commission to seize and destroy products sold or distributed in violation of this prohibition and to impose a civil penalty on a person who sells or distributes a product in violation of the prohibition. Limits the civil penalty to the greater of: (1) 500% of the retail value of the product sold or distributed; or (2) $5,000. Urges the legislative council to assign certain tobacco related issues to the public policy interim study committee during the 2015 interim.
 Current Status:   5/7/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2015 - Signed by the Speaker
4/29/2015 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
4/29/2015 - Senator Alting added as third author
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (40-8)
4/29/2015 - Senate Conference Committees Eligible for Action
4/29/2015 - Senate Rules & Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/28/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (85-10)
4/28/2015 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/20/2015 - House Conferees appointed Brown T and Brown C
4/20/2015 - House Advisors appointed Clere, Dermody, Austin and GiaQuinta
4/20/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Miller Patricia and Randolph
4/20/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Merritt, Broden and Boots
4/20/2015 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/16/2015 - Motion to dissent in House amendments filed
4/15/2015 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/14/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 440: yeas 84, nays 11
4/14/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/13/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
4/13/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/9/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/9/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
4/9/2015 - House Public Policy, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/2/2015 - Representative Clere added as cosponsor
3/3/2015 - Referred to House Public Policy
3/3/2015 - First Reading
2/23/2015 - Representative Brown, C. added as cosponsor
2/23/2015 - Representative Brown, T. added as sponsor
2/23/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 213: yeas 42, nays 7
2/23/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/19/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/19/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/17/2015 - Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/17/2015 - Pursuant to Senate Rule 68(b) reassigned to committee on Rules and Legislative Procedure
2/16/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass adopted; reassigned to committee on Appropriations
2/12/2015 - Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/12/2015 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/10/2015 - Senator Merritt added as second author
1/29/2015 - Senate Commerce & Technology, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2015 - Referred to Senate Commerce & Technology
1/14/2015 - First Reading
1/14/2015 - Authored By Patricia Miller
 
SB465HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH MATTERS. (MILLER P) Amends the definition of "autism". Makes multiple changes to the administration of the office of the secretary of family and social services. Moves the authority to operate a disability determination bureau from the division of disability and rehabilitative services (division) to the office of the secretary. Expires the health facility preadmission screening assessment process statute June 30, 2016. Requires the division of aging to: (1) meet with stakeholders to collaborate on changes in the health facility preadmission screening assessment process; and (2) submit a written report to the general assembly before November 1, 2015, concerning any recommendations for statutory changes to the process. Repeals the law that requires the division to operate a disability determination bureau that adjudicates whether a state employee is entitled to long term disability benefits. Repeals the step ahead comprehensive early childhood grant program. Repeals Medicaid eligibility parameters concerning patients in an institution for the mentally diseased. Removes language that prohibited certain Medicaid copayment for services. Makes changes in the manner that voter registration applications and declinations can be transferred. Removes language that provided an incentive payment to the offices of prosecuting attorneys for the investigation or prosecution of food stamp fraud. Repeals language concerning public records reports of Medicaid recipients. Makes changes to the community and home options to institutional care for the elderly and disabled board (board). Provides for four year terms on the board and staggers the terms of the members. Repeals the law that requires the director of the division of family resources to appoint the director of each county office of family resources. Provides that the director of the division of family resources appoints the assistants with the county. (Currently the appointments are made by the county director.) Urges the legislative council to assign to an interim study committee the topic of drug testing for individuals receiving public assistance. Makes technical and conforming changes.
 Current Status:   5/5/2015 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR
 All Bill Status:   4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted CCR #1 (72-26)
4/29/2015 - Conference Committee Report Adopted (48-0)
4/29/2015 - Senate Rules & Legislative Procedure, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/29/2015 - House Rules and Legislative Procedures, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/21/2015 - , (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
4/20/2015 - House Advisors appointed McMillin, Kirchhofer, Shackleford and Goodin
4/20/2015 - House Conferees appointed Clere and Brown C
4/16/2015 - Senate Conferees appointed Miller Patricia and Breaux
4/16/2015 - Senate Advisors appointed Grooms, Lanane and Kenley
4/16/2015 - Senate dissented from House Amendments
4/16/2015 - Motion to dissent in House amendments filed
4/16/2015 - Returned to the Senate with amendments
4/15/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 453: yeas 84, nays 13
4/15/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
4/14/2015 - Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
4/14/2015 - Amendment #2 (DeLaney) ruled out of order voice vote
4/14/2015 - Amendment #1 (Goodin) prevailed; Roll Call 428: yeas 80, nays 15
4/14/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/13/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
4/9/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
4/8/2015 - COMMITTEE STATUS: DO PASS AMEND Yeas: 13; Nays: 0
4/8/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/16/2015 - House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
3/3/2015 - Referred to House Public Health
3/3/2015 - First Reading
2/19/2015 - Referred to House
2/17/2015 - Representatives Brown, T. and Brown, C. added as cosponsor
2/17/2015 - Representative Clere added as sponsor
2/17/2015 - Third reading passed; Roll Call 177: yeas 50, nays 0
2/17/2015 - Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2015 - Senator Kenley added as second author
2/16/2015 - Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2015 - Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/12/2015 - Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2015 - Committee Report Filed-amend, do pass
2/11/2015 - Senate Health & Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2015 - Referred to Health and Provider Services
1/14/2015 - First Reading
1/14/2015 - Authored By Patricia Miller
 
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