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SB313 text
reforming New Hampshire's Medicaid and Premium Assistance Program.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb Bradley; Chuck Morse, Frank Kotowski, Karen Umberger, Stephen Schmidt, David Danielsonroll call
Healthcare
The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0984s. On 3/8, the Senate PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-0984s, and 2018-1022s on a roll call vote of 17-7. See Senate Journal 6. The bill crossed over to the HOUSE. There was a public hearing at the State House Reps Hall on 3/21. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1282h for the 04/05 House session. The vote was 21-0. See House Calendar 13 P. 7. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1282h on a 222-125 Roll Call vote on 4/5. The bill was referred to the Finance Committee. There was a Div III Work session on 4/11, and there was another Work session on 4/16. There were additional Work Sessions on 4/19, 4/20, 4/23 and 4/24. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1769h at the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 24-2. See HC 17 P. 20. At the House Session on 5/3, Amendment #2018-1769h Passed on a 303-29 Roll Call vote. Floor Amendment #2018-1854h (regarding allowing carrying a loaded firearm on off road vehicles) Failed on a 92-236 Roll Call vote. The House then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1769h on a Voice Vote. The Senate Voted to Concur with House Amendment 1769h on a 16-6 Roll CAll vote on 5/10. audioSee the link below for details on the bill passed by the Senate. The change would impose new work requirements on enrollees and use 5 percent of liquor revenues to cover the state’s cost as federal funding decreases. (the amendment concerning this is in column N) The program currently relies on voluntarily contributions from insurance companies and hospitals, a funding mechanism the federal government has rejected. https://apnews.com/dc8b0708896b4eb3b43d82f37f90ed34Amendment #2018-0984shttp://nhfpi.org/research/health-policy/medicaid-expansion-in-new-hampshire-and-the-state-senates-proposed-changes.html
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HB1816 text
This bill requires the commissioner of the DHHS to adjust the Medicaid managed care program by requesting a certain waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, implementing enhanced eligibility screening, and requiring managed care organizations to meet the federal medical loss ratio provision with any surplus to be deposited into the general fund. This bill also eliminates certain provisons under step 2 of the program.Sponsors: (Prime) Neal Kurk
Healthcare
OThe 2/28 Majority Committee Report: was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendement 0864h for the 3/6 House session. There was a 13-9 vote. See HC 9 P 69. On 3/21, the House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0864h on a Voice Vote. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a Public Hearing on 4/17; see SC 17. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1770s, 05/02/2018; SC 19. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1770s on a 24-0 Roll Call vote on 5/3. see SJ 16 audio
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HB1565 text
relative to requiring the secure psychiatric unit to be accredited as a psychiatric hospital.Sponsors: (Prime) Robert Renny Cushing , Martha Fuller Clark, John Fothergill, Jerry Knirk, Linda Tanner, Pamela Gordon, Joseph Guthrie, Martin Bove, Philip Bean, Mindi Messmer, Martha Hennesseyroll call
Healthcare
SThe Committee voted 20-0 that the bill Ought to Pass. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1636s. At the Senate Session on 4/26, Floor Amendment #2018-1804s Failed on a 10-14 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1636s on a Voice Vote. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. See SJ 14. At the Senate Session on 5/3, Floor Amendment #2018-1874s Failed on a 10-14 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote; see SJ 16. A motion at the 5/10 House session to Concur with Senate Amendment 1636s Failed on a 158-183 Roll Call vote. The House then Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1636s and to Request a Committee of Conference. The Conference Committee meeting was held on 5/15, and the Committee Report, #2018-1981c was filed on 5/16.
AFSC: HB 1565 has been gutted by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The amended version (with amendment #2018-1636s) requires the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections to have the SPU accredited as a “behavioral health facility,” rather than as a hospital. “This amendment will make the situation even worse” says Rep Renny Cushing, the bill’s sponsor. “It signals the further normalization of treating people with mental illnesses as worthy of treatment in a prison setting, and strengthens the institutionalization of prison standards for treatment of people with mental illness who have never been convicted of a crime.” audioCommittee amendment 2018-1636sFloor Amendment #2018-1804sFloor Amendment #2018-1874s
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HB1811 text
relative to the New Hampshire health protection program.Sponsors: (Prime) Cindy Rosenwald , Martha Fuller Clark, James MacKay, Peter Leishman, Herbert Richardson, Edward Butler, Lucy Weber, Robert Elliott, Donna Soucy, Mary Jane Wallner, John Fothergill, Dan Feltes, Jerry Knirkroll call
Healthcare
SISMajority Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 12-8. After lengthy debate, the House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on 2/8, on a roll call vote.
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1HB1793 textestablishing a New Hampshire single payor health care system.Sponsors: (Prime) Peter Schmidt , David Doherty, Jerry Knirk, David Lisle
Healthcare
SITL Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 10-8; see HC 5 P. 20. The House Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/8. https://www.conwaydailysun.com/opinion/columns/jerry-knirk-health-care-reform-in-n-h/article_83241db0-fd6c-11e7-9ba9-330d78d01cc6.html
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1HB1813 textrelative to the law regarding Medicaid expansion. This bill requires the commissioner of DHHS to seek a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reduce eligibility for benefits under the New Hampshire health protection program from 138 percent of the poverty level to 100 percent. This bill also requires the commissioner to develop and implement enhanced eligibility screening procedures .Sponsors: (Prime) Neal Kurk
Healthcare
OITL The Committee report on 2/28 was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 20-0. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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2SB383 textestablishing a commission to assess benefits and costs of a "health care for all" program for New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) Martha Hennesseyroll call
Healthcare
The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment for the 3/21 Senate session. The vote was 5-0. See Senate Calendar 13. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1097s on a 23-0 roll call vote on 03/22; see SJ 10. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/11. There was a subcommittee Work Session as well as an Executive Session on the bill on 4/17. There was a subcommittee Work session on 4/24. Majority Committee Report is that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 11-7; see HC 17 P. 10. The House Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 170-164 Roll Call vote on 5/2. audio
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HB1809 text
This bill prohibits balance billing under the managed care law.Neal Kurk; David Luneau; Harold French; Frank Byronroll call
Healthcare
The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment - for the 3/6 House Session. The vote was 18-2. See HC 9 P. 37. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a roll call vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a Public Hearing on 4/17; see SC 17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1638s at the 5/2 Senate session; see SC 19 . The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1638s on a 24-0 Roll Call vote; see SJ 16. The House Voted to Concur with Senate Amendment 1638s on a Voice Vote on 5/10.
audio"When a commercially insured patient is covered by a managed care plan as defined under RSA 420-J:3, XXV, a health care provider performing anesthesiology, radiology, emergency medicine, or pathology services shall not balance bill the patient for fees or amounts other than copayments, deductibles, or coinsurance, if the service is performed in a hospital or ambulatory surgical center that is in-network under the patient’s health insurance plan. This prohibition shall apply whether or not the health care provider is contracted with the patient’s insurance carrier." audio on NHPR
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2HB1446 textrelative to childhood cancer awareness month.Sponsors: (Prime) Mindi Messmer , Robert Renny Cushing, James McConnell, Michael Edgar, Tamara Le, Jeb Bradley, David Watters, Skip Berrien
Healthcare
SThe Committee voted unanimously that the bill Ought to Pass. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/21. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass for the 4/5 Senate Session. The vote was 5-0. See Senate Calendar 15. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. See SJ 11 audioFrom HC 7: "NH must face the sad reality of the newly identified NH seacoast double pediatric cancer cluster. While NH’s governors have previously recognized a pediatric cancer awareness month, which highlighted the environmental public health risks unique to our seacoast, we need to make sure that this recognition continues. For the sake of public health awareness, this bill ought to pass."
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2HB1241 textestablishing a commission to assess benefits and costs of a "health care for all" program for New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) Richard McNamara , Suzanne Smith, Jerry Knirkroll call
Healthcare
SITLThe Majority Committee report on 2/14 was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate, on a 11-8 vote. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 3/6.
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HB1806 text
relative to notification procedures of the New Hampshire health protection program.Sponsors: (Prime) J.R. Hoell , Daniel Itse
Healthcare
ITLThe Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House session. The vote was Vote 18-2. See HC 9 P. 26 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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HB1771 text
relative to hiring a state toxicologist and making an appropriation therefor.Sponsors: (Prime) Mindi Messmer , Martha Fuller Clark, Jeb Bradley, Laura Pantelakos, James McConnell, Pamela Gordon, Rebecca McBeath, Michael Edgar, Tamara Le, Henry Marsh, Robert Renny Cushing, Philip Bean
Healthcare
SITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 11-8; see HC 5 P. 22 The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8
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2HB1787 textrelative to the rights of conscience for medical professionals.Sponsors: (Prime) Kathleen Souza , Daniel Itse, Jeanine Notter, Linda Gould, James Spillane, Kurt Wuelper, Carl Seidel, Jess Edwards, Mark Pearson, Alfred Baldasaroroll call
Healthcare
OITLThe Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee referred bill to the Judiciary Committee and hearing was held on 2/20. The Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House Session. The vote was 14-1. See HC 9 P. 59. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 218-109 roll call vote on 03/15.
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2HB1516 textestablishing a commission to examine the feasibility of the New England states entering into a compact for a single payor health care program.Sponsors: (Prime) Peter Schmidt , Jerry Knirk
Healthcare
SITLThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill is Inexpedient to Legislate for the 3/6 House session. The vote 1was 11-9. See HC 9 P. 49 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.AFSC
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2HB1574 textrequiring health care providers to provide an opioid disclosure form to patients for whom an opioid is prescribed.Sponsors: (Prime) John Janigian , Martha Fuller Clark, William Marsh, Betty Gay
Healthcare
ITL Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 18-0; see HC 5 P 9. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8 on a Voice vote.
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2HB1362 textauthorizing individuals and certain businesses to purchase health insurance from out-of-state companies.Sponsors: (Prime) Glenn Cordelli , Richard Hinch, Regina Birdsell, Jess Edwards, Jeb Bradley, Elizabeth Ferreira, Victoria Sullivan, James Spillane, Kevin Avard, William Marsh, Jim Fedolfi, Harold Frenchroll call
Healthcare
OISThe Majority Committee Report was to refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. See HC 9 P. 49. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a roll call vote on 3/6.
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CACR21 text
relative to alcohol and drug abuse prevention. Providing that a portion of liquor commission revenue shall be used for alcohol and drug abuse prevention.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeff Woodburnroll call
Healthcare
SITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7 The Senate Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a 14-10 roll call vote on 2/15.audio
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3HB1468 textestablishing a commission to study legislative oversight activities related to the department of health and human services.Sponsors: (Prime) Frank Kotowski , Sharon Carson, Charles McMahon, Frank Byron, David Danielson, Carl Seidel, Jeb Bradley, Herbert Richardson, Karen Umberger, Donald LeBrun, Mariellen MacKay, Mark Pearson
Healthcare
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0208h for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 21-0; see HC 7 P. 10. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/3. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1366s, for the 04/12 Senate session; see SC 16. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1366s on a Voice vote on 4/12; the bill was Referred to the Finance Committee; see SJ 12 . There was a Public Hearing on 4/24, on proposed amendment #2018-1476s see SC 18. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1782s . See SC 19. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment #2018-1782s on a Voice Vote on 5/3. The House Voted to Concur with Senate Amendment 1366s and 1782s on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audioFrom HC 7: "The committee feels that due to the number of oversight commissions, committees, boards, and councils that oversee the Department of Health and Human Services, we need to comprehensively review all such legislatively required groups to determine their effectiveness and make recommendations as appropriate."
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3HB1791 textallowing pharmacists to disclose information relative to lower cost drugs under the managed care law.Sponsors: (Prime) Edward Butler , Kermit Williams, John Fothergill, Jerry Knirk, Cindy RosenwaldHealthcareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 7 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1637s at the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19. At the Senate Session on 5/3, Floor Amendment #2018-1875s PASSED on a 24-0 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-1637s and 2018-1875s on a Voice Vote; see SJ 16 audio
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3SB487This bill establishes a state substance use disorder treatment services program in the department of health and human services, adds a certified recovery support worker on the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals, and modifies the requirements for licensure as a clinical social worker, clinical mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist.
Sponsors: (Prime) Dan Feltes, Martha Fuller Clark, Jeb Bradley, Martha Hennessey, Bette Lasky, David Watters, Kevin Cavanaugh, Sharon Carson, Mariellen MacKay roll callHealth CareThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment for the 3/21 Senate session. See Senate Calendar 13. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1098s on a 22-0 roll call vote on 3/21. See Senate Journal 9. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 4/11. There was a subcommittee Work Session on 4/17 and 4/24. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1750h at the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 19-0; see HC 17 P. 6. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 1750h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. On 5/10, the Senate Voted to Nonconcur with House Amendment 1750h and to Request a Committee of Conference, on a Voice Vote. The Committee of Conference was held on 5/14, and the Conference Committee Report #2018-1978c was filed on 5/17.audio
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SB310 text
establishing a pilot program for community-based diversion servicesSponsors: Chuck Morse; Sharon Carson; Kevin Avard; Martha Fuller Clark; Jeb Bradley; James Gray
Healthcare
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0504s at the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 2/15. See Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 house session; the vote was 13-0; see HC 15 P. 3. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/19.LWV supports, will sign onaudio
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3SB334 textrelative to temporary licensure of allied health professionals from nearby states.Sponsors: (Prime) Jay Kahnroll call
Healthcare
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0610s for the 02/22 Senate session; see SC 8. The Senate PASSED the bill on a 14-8 roll call vote on 2/22. See Senate Journal 5. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/27. There was a Subcommittee Work session on 4/10. There was another Work Session: 04/17/, and there was an Executive Session on the bill on 4/24. Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1607h for the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 11-8; see HC 17 P. 16. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1607h on a Voice Vote on 5/2. On 5/10, the Senate Voted to .Concur with the House Amendment on a 12-10 Roll Call vote.audio
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SB549 text
Making an appropriation to the department of health and human services for the Sununu health services center and relative to infants born with substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal drug exposure or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.James Gray
Healthcare
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0310s for the 02/01 House session; SC 5. The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on 2/1, on a Voice Vote. See Senate Journal 3. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1339h at the 04/12 House session. The vote was 13-0. See HC 14 P. 5 The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1339h on a Voice vote on 4/12. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. There were Division III Work sessions on 4/18, 4/19. and 4/20. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1688h at the 5/2 House Session. The vote was 22-4; see HC 17 P. 21. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1688h on a Voice Vote on 5/3.audio
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3HB1418 textrelative to transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices.Sponsors: (Prime) Edward Butler , Neal Kurk, Cindy Rosenwaldroll callHealth CareThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 18-1. See HC 9 P. 37 . The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a 312-17 roll call vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20. Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1599s for the 4/26 Senate session; SC 18. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1599s on a Voice Vote on 4/26; see SJ 14. The House Voted to Concur with Senate Amendment 1599s on a Voice Vote on 5/10.audio
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3HB1626 textrequiring the governor's commission on alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery to report on the cost effectiveness of funded programs.Sponsors: (Prime) Neal Kurk , Daniel Itse, Claire Rouillard
Healthcare
The Majority Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with an mendment - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 14-10. See HC 9 P. 54. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 3/7. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. There was a public hearing on proposed amendment #2018-1417s on 4/17; see SC 17. The Committee Report: is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1779s at the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19 . At the Senate Session on 5/3, Floor Amendment # 2018-1912s Failed on an 11-13 vote. The Committee Amendment 2018-1779s also Failed on a Voice Vote. Two more Floor Amendments were proposed. The final Senate vote was to PASS the bill with Amendments 2018-1920s and 2018-1928s on a Voice Vote; See SJ 16. The House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendments 1920s and 1928s and to Request a Committee of Conference on a Voice Vote on 5/10. Conference Committee Report #2018-2053c was filed on 5/17.
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HB1784 text
relative to cost comparison for certain health care procedures.Sponsors: (Prime) Neal Kurk
Healthcare
ISThe Committee Report was to refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 17-0. See HC 9 P. 11. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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HB1751 text
relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders.Sponsors: (Prime) Mindi Messmer , Sharon Carson, William Marsh, Polly Campion, Martha Hennessey, Martha Fuller Clark, Valerie Fraser, James McConnell, John Fothergill, Jerry Knirk
Healthcare
ISThe Committee Report was to refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 20-0. See HC 9 P. 11. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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HB1780 text
prohibiting price gouging by certain prescription drug companies.Sponsors: (Prime) Rebecca McBeath , Polly Campion
Healthcare
ITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 20-0; see HC 7 P. 5. The House voted the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/22.
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3HB1457 textrelative to drug take-back programs.Sponsors: (Prime) Victoria Sullivan , Lynne Ober, Richard Hinch, Werner Horn, Sean Morrison
Healthcare
ITLThe Committee Report was that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate. On a Voice vote, the House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/22.From HC 7: The Committee said the existing drug take back program has been remarkably successful; mixing illicit drugs into this program would preclude current disposal methods; would likely force hospitals and law enforcement to cease participation in the program.
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HB1790 text
This bill establishes a New Hampshire health access corporation and health access fund.Sponsors: Peter Schmidt; Jerry Knirk
Healthcare
ITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/22 House session. The vote was 11-9; see HC 7 P. 14. The House Voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/22.
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HB1707 text
relative to information regarding abortionSponsors:
(Prime) Jeanine Notter; Kevin Verville; Kathleen Souza; Victoria Sullivan
Healthcare
ISThe Majority Committee Report was that the bill shuould be referred for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 11-9. See HC 9 P. 69. The House Referred the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 3/21.LWV: specified information must be provided to women in advance of procedure, including options to abortion, creating a 24 hours waiting period.
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SB545 text
increasing the age (to 21) for sales and possession of tobacco productsSponsors: David Watters; Donald LeBrun; Rebecca McBeath; Carolyn Gargasz; John Fothergill; Jeb Bradley; Cindy Rosenwald
Healthcare
TThe Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass. The Senate voted to TABLE the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15audio
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HB1735 text
relative to the use of funds in the drug forfeiture fundSponsors: Brandon Phinney; James McConnell
Healthcare
ITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 14-1; see HC 5 P. 10. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2/8.LWV: requires a portion of the monies from the drug forfeiture fund to be credited to the alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment fund.
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4HB1471This bill clarifies the law relating to telemedicine services. Vincent Paul Migliore, Martha Fuller Clark Health CareMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0016h for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 17-4; see HC 5 P. 23. The House PASSED the bill on 2/8 on a Voice vote and it was referred to the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1122h for the 03/21 House session. The vote was 6-0. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/21. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/3. Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/12; see SC 16 The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/12; see SJ 12audio
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4HB1506 textrelative to regulation of assistant physicians.Sponsors: (Prime) William Marsh , Jess Edwards, Jeb Bradley, Karel Crawford, James GrayHealth CareThe Majority Committee Report: was that the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment- for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 12-7. See HC 9 P. 55. The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a 215-108 Division vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/28. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1275s, for the 4/19 Senate session. See SC 17. At the Senate Session on 4/19, Floor Amendment #2018-1504s Failed on an 8-14 Roll Call vote. The Senate then PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1275s on a Voice Vote. See SJ 13. The House Voted to Concur with Senate Amendment 1275s on a Voice Vote on 5/10. audioThe bill establishes the regulation and licensure of assistant physicians by the board of medicine; regulates their practice through assistant physician collaborative practice arrangements; and establishes a grant program in the department of health and human services to provide matching funds for primary care clinics in medically underserved areas utilizing assistant physicians.
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4HB1476 textpermitting qualifying patients and designated caregivers to cultivate cannabis for therapeutic use.Sponsors: (Prime) Robert Renny Cushing , Martha Fuller Clark, John Reagan, Elizabeth Edwards, Pamela Gordon, Skip Cleaver, Harold French, Jeff Woodburn, Michael O'Brien, Ivy Vann, Philip Bean, Mark King, Ellen Read, Steven Rand, Martha Hennesseyroll call (not available yet)Health CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06/2018 (Vote 13-8; RC) HC 9 P. 42 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/12. The Committee Report was to Refer the bill to Interim Study at the 5/2 Senate Session; see SC 19. The Senate Voted to Refer the bill to Interim Study on a 14-10 Roll Call vote on 5/3. A motion to Reconsider this Vote Passed on a Voice Vote. The Senate then Voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a 16-8 Roll Call vote. See SJ 16.
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4HB1102 textenabling the department of health and human services to enter into a contract with an Academy Society of Addiction Medicine certified physician.Sponsors: (Prime) Richard Hinch , Jeb Bradley, John Sytek, Lynne Ober, Mariellen MacKay, Sharon Carson, Frank Kotowski, Donald LeBrun, Mark Proulx, Daniel InnisHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0741h (NT) for 03/06 House session (Vote 18-1; CC) HC 9 P. 25. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0741h on a Voice vote on 03/06. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/27. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/19 Senate Session. The vote was 5-0; see SC 17 The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 4/19. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee and there was a Public Hearing on 4/24 on proposed amendment #2018-1682s; see SC 18A . The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass; see SC 19A. After numerous motions, the Senate PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-1906s and 2018-1933s on a Voice Vote on 5/3. See SJ 16. On 5/10, the House Voted to Non-Concur with Senate Amendment 1906s and 1933s and to Request a Committee of Conference on a Voice Vote. Conference Committee Report #2018-2008c was filed on 5/16. audio
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4HB1537 textrelative to a second opinion on health care matters for state or county prisoners.Sponsors: (Prime) Amanda Bouldin , John Reagan, Susan Almy, Jordan Ulery, Delmar Burridge, Paul Berch, J. Tracy Emerick, Dave Testerman, John Burt, Janice Schmidt, Kate Murray, Martha HennesseyHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/07 House session. The vote was 19-0; see HC 5 P. 6. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 02/08. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 4/9; see SC 16. The Committee Report is to Refer the bill to Interim Study at the 5/2 Senate Session. The Vote was 5-0; see SC 19. The Senate Voted to Refer the bill to Interim Study on a Voice Vote on 5/2; see SJ 15 audio
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4HB1606 textrelative to naturopathic health care practice.Sponsors: (Prime) Jacalyn CilleyHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0847h for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-1; CC) HC 9 P. 21 . The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 03/29. Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for 04/05 Senate session; see SC 15 . The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5; see SJ 11 audio
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4HB1741 textrelative to payments for covered prescription medications under the managed care law.Sponsors: (Prime) Edward Butler , Kermit Williams, John Fothergill, Jerry Knirk, Cindy RosenwaldHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0719h (NT) for 03/06 House session (Vote 17-0; CC) HC 9 P. 10 . The House PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 3/6. The bill crossed over to the Senate. Public Hearing: 03/29; Committee Report: Ought to Pass, for 04/05 Senate session; see SC 15 . A motion to TABLE the bill Passed pm a Voice vote on 4/5. See SJ 11audio
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4SB332 textrelative to medication synchronization.Sponsors: (Prime) James GrayHealth CareThe Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 2/15; see Senate Journal 4. The bill crossed over to the House. Public Hearing: 03/27. Subcommittee Work Session: 04/04. Executive Session: 04/11. Committee Report: Ought to Pass at the 4/19 House session. The vote was 19-0; see HC 15 P. 4. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 4/19. audio
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4SB553This bill establishes workers' compensation claims for police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical providers for post-traumatic stress disorders and certain mental health conditions. The amended title of the bill is: establishing a commission to study the incidence of post traumatic stress disorder in first responders and whether such disorder should be covered under workers' compensation.
Martha Hennessey, Sharon Carson, Stephen Shurtleff, Kevin Cavanaugh, Jeb Bradley, Robert Elliott, Lou D'Allesandro, Jeff Woodburn, Michael McCarthy, Martha Fuller Clark, David Watters, Mark Proulx, Bette Lasky, Donna Soucy roll callHealth CareCommittee Report: is to Refer the bill to Interim Study - for the 3/14 Senate session; see SC 11. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendment 2018-1116s on a Voice vote on 3/15. Public Hearing: 03/28. Executive Session: 04/04. Majority Committee Report: The bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1347h at the 4/19 House session; the vote was 11-9. See HC 15 P. 13. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1347h on a 214-125 Roll Call vote on 4/19. On 4/26 the Senate Voted to Nonconcur with the House Amendment, and requested a Committee of Conference. see SJ 14. On 5/2, the Senate Voted to Concur with the House Amendment on a Voice Vote. See SJ 15. audio
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4SB374 textrelative to adoption of emergency medical and trauma services protocols.Sponsors: (Prime) Jay KahnHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/15/2018; Vote 5-0; CC SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/15; see SJ 4 The bill crossed over to the House. Public Hearing: 03/28. Subcommittee Work Session: 04/03. Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1331h at the 4/19 House session; the Vote was 18-0 . See HC 15 P. 5. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1331h on a Voice Vote on 4/19.audio
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4 HB1822This bill allows pharmacists to dispense hormonal contraceptives pursuant to a standing order entered into by health care providers. Mariellen MacKay. Donna Soucy, Lynne Ober, William Marsh, James MacKay, Richard Hinch, Jerry Knirk, Peter Schmidt, Donald LeBrun, John Reagan (R) roll callHealth CareMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 13-8; see HC 5 P. 24. The House overturned the Committee recommendation of Inexpedient to Legislate, on a roll call vote, and then PASSED the bill on a Voice vote. The bill was then referred to the Commerce and Consumer Affairs committee. Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1118h for the 03/21 House session, The vote was 10-6. See HC 11 P. 18. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1118h on a Voice vote on 3/22. The bill crossed over to the Senate. Committee Report: Ought to Pass. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 5/3.

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HB1571This bill authorizes the board of nursing to operate or contract for an alternative recovery monitoring program for nurses impaired by substance use disorders or mental or physical illness.Howard Moffett, Martha Hennessey, Carol McGuire, Polly Campion, John Reagan, Karen Umberger, Bob Giuda, Lucy Weber Health CareCommittee Report: the bill Ought to Pass with an amendment for the 03/06 House session. The vote was 18-0; see HC 9 P. 21. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 0269h on a Voice vote on 03/06. The bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a Public Hearing on 03/28. The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 4/12. See SJ 12 /audio
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4SB573relative to the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb BradleyHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0426s, for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 2/15 and referred it to the Finance Committee; Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/15 Senate session; see SC 12A. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/15. see Senate Journal 8 The bill crossed over to the House. Public Hearing: 03/28. Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5. The bill was Referred to the Finance Committee. There were Division III Work Sessions on 4/9 and 4/10, and 4/17. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/26 House Session. The vote was 26-0; see HC 16 P. 12. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 4/26.

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4SB388 textrelative to satellite dispensaries for therapeutic cannabis.Sponsors: (Prime) John Reagan , Brian StoneHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0952s for the 03/14 Senate session; see SC 11. The Senate PASSED the bill with Amendments 2018-0952s, and 2018-1086s on a Voice vote on 3/15, and referred it to the Finance Committee. See Senate Journal 8. The Finance Committee Report was Ought to Pass for the 03/22 Senate session; see SC 13A . The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 3/22. See Senate Journal 10. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a Public Hearing on 4/11. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/26 House Session. The vote was 23-0; see HC 16 P. 6. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice Vote on 4/26. audio
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4SB384 textrelative to written certification under the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.Sponsors: (Prime) John ReaganHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 01/18 Senate session; see SC 3. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 1/18. See SJ 2 The bill crossed over to the House. Public Hearing: 03/27. Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05. The House PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 4/5.audio
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4SB488 textrelative to licensure of health care professionals employed at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeb BradleyHealth CareCommittee Report: Ought to Pass, for the 02/01 Senate session; see SC 5. The Senate PASSED the bill on a Voice vote on 2/1; see SJ 3 . The bill crossed over to the House. The public hearing was on 4/4. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1665h at the 5/2 House Session. The Vote was 14-4; see HC 17 P. 17. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1665h on a Voice Vote on 5/2.audio
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4SB590making a supplemental appropriation to the state loan repayment program and relative to emergency involuntary admissions, the child protection act, and the developmental disabilities wait list and making appropriations therefor.Jeb Bradley, Mariellen MacKay, James Gray, David Watters, Dan Feltes, Martha Fuller Clark, Cindy Rosenwald, Kevin Avard, Sharon Carson, David Danielson roll callHealthcareThe Senate PASSED the bill on a 23-0 Roll Call vote on 3/22; see SJ 10 . The bill crossed over to the House. The Committee Report is that the bill Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-1705h at the 5/2/2018 House Session. The vote was 22-0; see HC 17 P. 22. The House PASSED the bill with Amendment 1705h on a 315-14 Roll Call vote on 5/3.audio
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4HB1217This bill modifies the certification requirements for school nurses.Gregory Hill, Sean Morrison, Carol McGuire, Brian Seaworth, Daniel Itse, Steven Smith, Yvonne Dean-Bailey, Rick Ladd, Victoria Sullivan Timothy Lang roll callHealth CareMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 02/22 House session. The vote was 13-7; see HC 7 P. 16. The House PASSED the bill on a 233-107 Division vote on 2/22. the bill crossed over to the Senate. There was a public hearing on 3/20.The Committee Report was that the bill Ought to Pass at the 4/12 Senate session. see SC 16. At the 4/12 Session, a motion to Pass the bill FAILED on an 8-14 Roll call vote. The Senate then PASSED a motion that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate, on a Voice vote. See SJ 12. audioThis bill modifies the certification requirements to only be that a school nurse will be a registered [professional] nurse currently licensed in New Hampshire. House Calendar 7 says the majority of the House Committee said the bill simply reverts the requirements for school nurses back to the standards required prior to the passing of more restrictive requirements last session. It said the changes implemented last year placed unforeseen financial and other burdens on school districts and would have resulted in a shortage of qualified school nurses. The minority of the committee had concerns that nursing in the school environment requires specialized skills and professional development, and recommended an interim study that could look at more effective and workable certification for school nursing.T
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4HB1707 textrelative to information regarding abortion.Sponsors: (Prime) Jeanine Notter , Victoria Sullivan, Kevin Verville, Kathleen SouzaHealth CareISThe Majority Committee Report was to refer the bill for Interim Study - for the 3/6 House session. The vote was 11-9. See HC 9 P. 69 . On 3/21, the House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a Voice Vote.
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4HB1531 textestablishing a commission to study the performance of the Medicaid managed care program and making an appropriation therefor.Sponsors: (Prime) Jerry Knirk , Cindy Rosenwald, Mary Freitas, Edward Butler, Kermit Williams, John Fothergill, Jeffrey SallowayHealth CareITLMajority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 12-9; see HC 5 P. 23. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 2/8.
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4HB1680 textrelative to abortions after viability.Sponsors: (Prime) Keith Murphy , Jeanine Notter, Victoria Sullivan, Mark Pearsonroll callHealth CareTMajority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/06 House session (Vote 10-8; RC) HC 9 P. 71 . The House voted to TABLE the bill on a 170-163 roll call vote on 3/21. A motion to remove the bill from the Table FAILED on a 149-177 roll call vote.
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4HB1235 textrepealing the prospective repeal of the rebuttable presumption of harm due to opioid drug abuse under the Child Protection Act.Sponsors: (Prime) Sean MorrisonHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session (Vote 12-0; CC) HC 9 P. 3. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1792 textreducing the criminal penalty for certain controlled drugs.Sponsors: (Prime) Caleb Dyer , Brandon Phinney, Joseph Stallcop, Elizabeth Edwards, Dan HynesHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session (Vote 14-3; CC) HC 9 P. 12. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1305 textrequiring a performance audit of the department of health and human services, bureau of elderly and adult services.Sponsors: (Prime) Ed Comeau , Frank McCarthy, Thomas Buco, John Burt, Stephen Schmidt, Glenn Cordelli, Lino AvellaniHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06/2018 (Vote 15-0; CC) HC 9 P. 19 . The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4HB1503 textauthorizing minors 16 years of age or older to independently consent to medical procedures.Sponsors: (Prime) Caleb DyerHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for the 02/07 House session. The vote was 18-0; see HC 5 P. 9. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 02/08
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4HB1529 textrelative to prescription drug rebate amounts.Sponsors: (Prime) Edward Butler , Kermit Williams, John Fothergill, Jerry Knirk, Cindy RosenwaldHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 9 P. 7. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 3/6.
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4SB325 textestablishing a committee to study the consolidation of the board of mental health practice and the board of licensing for alcohol and other drug use professionals.Sponsors: (Prime) John ReaganHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate; Vote 5-0; CC; 01/18/2018; SC 3 . The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a Voice vote on 01/18; see SJ 2 audio
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4HB1783This bill requires newborns to be screened for Krabbe Leukodystrophy.Mary Beth Walz, Daniel Eaton, Marjorie Smith, Sharon Carson, Robert Renny Cushing, Daniel Itse Health CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/07/2018 (Vote 15-6; RC) HC 5 P. 24. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate after lengthy debate on 2/8. The vote was 179-157 on a Division vote
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4HB1668 textrelative to children's meals served by food service establishments.Sponsors: (Prime) Rebecca McBeath , Timothy Horrigan, Paula Francese, Kate Murrayroll callHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/06 House session (Vote 14-4; RC) HC 9 P. 37. The House voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 3/6.
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4SB524relative to head injury policies for the community college system of New Hampshire and the university system of New Hampshire.Sponsors: (Prime) David WattersHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2018-0592s for the 02/22 Senate session. The vote was 5-0. see SC 8. The Senate PASSED the bill with an amendment on a Voice vote on 02/22/2018; See SJ 5. The bill crossed over to the House. There was a Public Hearing on 3/20. The Committee Report was to Refer the bill for Interim Study for the 4/12 House Session. The vote was 20-0. See HC 14 P. 4. The House voted to Refer the bill for Interim Study on a Voice vote on 4/12. audio
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4SB542This bill permits the state to use funds in the revenue stabilization reserve account to address a public health emergency declared by the governor or general court. Jeff Woodburn, Cindy Rosenwald, Kevin Cavanaugh, David Watters, Stephen Shurtleff, Martha Fuller Clark, Donna Soucy, Dan Feltes, Bette Lasky, Mary Jane Wallner, Martha Hennessey roll callHealth CareITLCommittee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate, for the 02/15 Senate session; see SC 7. The Senate voted that the bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on a roll call vote on 2/15; see SJ 4. audioThe bill would have allowed the governor or Legislature to declare a public health emergency and tap into 10 percent of the state’s Rainy Day Fund, which currently stands at $100 million.The Senate voted this bill was Inexpedient to Legislate on 2-15, on a roll call vote
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