Legislative Update

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TPS LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY AND OUTCOMES

Testimony   Senate Appropriations Committee
Testimony          House Appropriations Committee - Article 2
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SB 50 (Zaffirini): relating to the Children's Policy Council, including the composition of the council.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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SB 62 (Nelson)/HB 565 (Laubenberg): relating to the vaccination against bacterial meningitis of entering students at public and private or independent institutions of higher education.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 10/1/2013

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SB 63 (Nelson): elating to consent to the immunization of certain children
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 6/14/2013

 

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SB 64 (Nelson)/HB 1150 (Zerwas): relating to a policy on vaccine-preventable diseases for licensed child-care facilities.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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SB 65 (Nelson): relating to a program to recognize public schools with successful student health and fitness programs.
Status: Left pending in House Public Education

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SB 92 (Van de Putte)/HB 91 (Thompson): relating to the designation of a juvenile court and a program for certain juveniles who may be the victims of human trafficking.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

   

SB 329 (Huffman)/HB 598 (Zerwas): relating to a prohibition on the use of a tanning facility by a minor.
Status: Filed without signature, effective 9/1/2013

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SB 406 (Nelson)/HB 1055 (Kolkhorst): relating to the practice of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants and the delegation of prescriptive authority by physicians to and the supervision by physicians of certain advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 11/1/2013

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SB 644 (Huffman)/HB 1032 (Zerwas): relating to the creation of a standard request form for prior authorization of prescription drug benefits.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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SB 684 (Deuell)/ HB 2052 (Phillips):relating to a physical assessment of students by a public school.
Status: Left pending on House Calendar

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SB 1013 (Taylor)/HB 2938 (Laubenberg): relating to the administration of an immunization or vaccination by a pharmacist.
Status: Left pending in Senate Health and Human Services and House Public Health

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SB 1191 (Davis)/HB 2560 (Thompson): relating to the duties of health care facilities, health care providers, and the Department of State Health Services with respect to care provided to a sexual assault survivor in an emergency department of a health care facility.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 15 (Kolkhorst): relating to level of care designations for hospitals that provide neonatal and maternal services.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 46 (Flynn): relating to the regulation of raw milk and raw milk products.
Status: Left pending on House Calendar

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HB 63 (Craddick)/SB 28 (Zafirrini): relating to the creation of an offense for use of a handheld wireless communication device for text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle.
Status: Left pending in Senate Transportation

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HB 217 (Alvarado)/ SB 317 (Uresti): relating to the types of beverages that may be sold to students on public school campuses.
Status: Vetoed by Governor

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HB 347 (Pitts): relating to prohibiting using a wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle on school property.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 473 (Turner, Sylvester): relating to the provision under the medical assistance program of certain medications to children younger than five years of age.
Status: Left Pending on House Calendar

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HB 740 (Crownover): relating to newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease and other disorders.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 741 (Walle): relating to the right of a public employee to express breast milk in the workplace.
Status: Left pending in Senate Health and Human Services Committee

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HB 772 (Howard): relating to the immunization data included in and excluded from the immunization registry.
Status: Left pending in Senate Health and Human Services Committee

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HB 915 (Kolkhorst): relating to the administration and monitoring of health care provided to foster children.
Status: Signed by Governor as amended, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 1018 (Patrick, Diane): relating to the establishment of community partnerships and the development of policy recommendations for increasing physical activity and improving fitness among public school students.
Status: Signed by Governor as amended, effective 9/1/2013

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HB 1039 (Eiland)/SB 402 (Rodriguez): relating to the regulation of the practice of physical therapy.
Status: Left Pending on House Calendar

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HB 1156 (Bonnen): relating to eliminating the requirement that a school district assess the physical fitness of students.
Status: Left Pending in House Public Education

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HB 1310 (Button): relating to the exclusion from total revenue of the cost of certain vaccines for purposes of the franchise tax.
Status: Amended on to HB 500, signed by Governor, effective 1/1/2014

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HB 1319 (Turner, Sylvester): relating to cardiac assessments of participants in extracurricular athletic activities sponsored or sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League.
Status: Left Pending in House Public Education

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HB 2217 (Bonnen, Greg)/SB 1764 (Deuell): relating to the provision of a cranial molding orthosis under the medical assistance and child health plan programs.
Status: Left Pending in House Public Health

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HB 3276 (Simmons): relating to the coverage by certain health benefit plans for the screening and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.
Status: Signed by Governor, effective 9/1/2013

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