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IDPH Legislative Update - March 24, 2014

25 Mar 2014 10:59 AM | Lara Marsh (Administrator)

In this issue:

·        Second Funnel Survivors

·        Bills One Their Way to the Governor’s Desk

 

The Tenth Week

This legislative update provides a recap of select legislative bills that IDPH is monitoring that survived the second funnel deadline. A list of notable bills that died in funnel is also provided.

 

What is the Second Funnel Deadline?

The second funnel deadline was Friday, March 14. Bills that die in the second funnel have passed at least one standing committee in either the Senate or House chambers. However, they have failed to pass out of one chamber and out of one of the second chamber’s committees. The Session Timeline is a helpful resource to understand how bills are considered funnel-proof or how they have “survived” first and second funnel.

 

You may notice references to Unfinished Business Calendars in this update. Bills on these lists have reached a certain point in the process and it is the intent of the chamber to debate them to keep them moving.

 

Bills that Survived Funnel

  • ·        IDPH Legislative Package:
  • o   SF 2083 Board of Dietetics Bill. Governor Branstad signed this bill into law on March 14, 2014. A special thanks to Sharon Dozier in the IDPH Bureau of Professional Licensure for her help with this legislation and to our partners at the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition for their assistance along the way, too. 
  • o   SF 2196 Department Omnibus Bill. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 50-0 and was referred to the House Human Resources Committee. The subcommittee of Representatives Mark Costello (chair), Greg Forristall, and Beth Wessel-Kroeschell recommended passage of the bill to the full committee on Wednesday, March 5, and it passed unanimously. It is eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor.

 

  • ·        Anti-Bullying and Youth Suicide Prevention Bills:
  • o   HF 2409 Governor’s Anti-Bullying Bill. This bill is eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor. The Legislative Services Agency published a Fiscal Note on the bill on March 4. To view it click here. Update: It has been placed on the House Unfinished Business Calendar.
  • o   SF 2318 Senate Anti-Bullying Bill. Update: This bill passed the Senate Chamber on March 18 by a vote of 26-19. Two amendments were adopted, S-5060 and S-5073. It has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee.
  • o   SF 2261 Center for Youth Suicide Prevention. Formerly SF 2173. This bill passed the Senate Education Committee on February 26 and was then referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. There was expressed interest by at least one Senator on the subcommittee to draft an amendment that would move the Center from the Department of Education to IDPH. The department has received a Garrett Lee Smith State Youth Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  The name of IDPH’s project is Youth and Young Adult Suicide Prevention Program (Y-YASP).  Y-YASP is a $1.32 million, three-year project. 
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  • ·        All Executive Branch Agencies:
  • o   HF 2274 Agency Fees Internet Site. This bill passed the House Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 98-0. To view the published Fiscal Note, please click here. Update: It passed the Senate State Government Committeeon March 6 and has been placed on the Senate Unfinished Business Calendar.
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  • ·        E-Cigarettes:
  • o   HF 2109 Vapor Products/Alternative Nicotine Products. This bill passed the House Chamber on February 11 by a vote of 76-22. Update: It passed the Senate Human Resources Committeeon March 13. One committee amendment was adopted, S-5061. It is a strike-after amendment replaces the entirety of the current bill’s language. The bill has been placed on the Senate’s Unfinished Business Calendar.
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  • ·        Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
  • o   HF 2076 EMS Tax Credit Increase. This bill is in the House Ways & Means Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Quentin Stanerson (chair), Brian Moore, and Roger Thomas held a meeting on Thursday, February 27. The current version of the bill increases the tax credit from $50 to $500. The subcommittee members will recommend passage to the full committee and expressed interest in drafting an amendment to increase the tax credit from $50 to $100 instead of the proposed $500. To view the published Fiscal Note for the $500 tax credit please click here.
  • o   SF 2071 EMS Tax Credit Increase. This bill increases the EMS tax credit from $50 to $100. To view the published Fiscal Note please click here. This bill is in the Senate Ways & Means Committee.

 

  • ·        Health Reform:
  • o   SF 2238 Health Enterprise Zones. This bill was introduced on February 19 and was referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee. Update: This bill has been assigned to a subcommittee of Senators Bill Dotzler, Rick Bertrand, and Matt McCoy. A meeting has not been scheduled as of this writing.
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  • ·        Radon:
  • o   SF 2262 Testing/Mitigation in Public Schools. This bill passed the Senate Education Committee without an amendment. Update: This bill passed the Senate on March 4 by a vote of 35-14. However, it died in the House Education Committee. Instead, the House decided to move SF 366 that had already advanced to the House Local Government Committee last session. SF 366 was amended on the House floor (March 18) with a strike-after amendment (S-5084) that became the new bill language. It passed the House by a vote of 99-1. It is now in the Senate for their consideration of the amendment and it is eligible for floor debate.

 

  • ·        Other Bills of Interest:
  • o   SF 2148/HF 2383 Fantasy Sports Contests. The next step for the bill is debate on the floor in both chambers. Update: Each of these bills were placed on their respective chamber’s Unfinished Business Calendars on March 13 and 14.
  • o   SF 2297 Criminal Transmission. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 27 by a vote of 48-0. Update: It was passed by the House Judiciary Committeeon March 13 with a strike-after amendment (H-8118) that will become the new bill language. It has been placed on the House Unfinished Business Calendar.
  • o   HF 2266 increases the amount of the portion of the fee for a marriage license retained by the county from $4 to $14. It does not increase the cost of a license. Update: This bill was passed by a House Ways and Means subcommittee of Representatives Quentin Stanerson, Dan Kelley, and Matt Windschitl and will now be eligible for consideration by the full committee. 
  • o   SF 2097 Safe Route to Schools. Update: This bill was introduced on February 3 and referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. It has been assigned to a subcommittee of Senators Bob Dvorsky and Jake Chapman.
  • o   HSB 672 Sale of Fireworks. Update: This bill was introduced on March 12 and was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • o   SF 2334 Tax Credits for Disability Services. Update: This bill was introduced on March 11 and was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. It was assigned to a subcommittee of Senators Herman Quirmbach, Joe Bolkcom, and Jake Chapman. A meeting has not been scheduled as of this writing.
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Sent to the Governor

  • o   HF 2370 Supervision of Orthotist or Prosthetists Assistants. Update: This bill passed the House Chamber on March 4 by a vote of 98-0 and the Senate Chamber of March 18 by a vote of 45-0. It has now gone to the Governor for his consideration.
  • o   HF 2378 Psychology Post-Doctorate Provisional License. IDPH estimates a one-time cost of approximately $7,900 to implement this legislation should it become law. Update: This bill passed the House Chamber on March 5 by a vote of 99-0 and the Senate Chamber of March 18 by a vote of 45-0. It has now gone to the Governor for his consideration.
  • o   SF 2080 Prescription Monitoring Programs Information Exchange. Board of Pharmacy bill. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. Update: It passed the House Chamber on March 18 by a vote of 100-0. It will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.
  • o   SF 2121 Controlled Substances Designations. Board of Pharmacy bill. This bill was passed by the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. Update: It passed the House Chamber on March 18 by a vote of 99-0. It will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.
  • o   SF 2120 ARNP, Use of Title. Board of Nursing bill. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. Update: It passed the House Chamber on March 18 by a vote of 100-0. It will now be sent to the Governor for his consideration.

 

Notable Bills that Died in Funnel

The following bills did not meet the requirements to pass the second funnel deadline. They are considered dead as stand-alone bills for the session however, they could be added as amendments to other bills still moving through the process or be included in appropriations bills or the standings bill that is introduced near the end of session:

  • o   HF 2385 State Agency Administrative Rule-Making. Update: This bill passed the House Chamber on March 12 by a vote of 77-23 however it did not pass the Senate State Government Committee.
  • o   SF 2280 Database for Eligibility for Public Benefits Programs. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 27 by a vote of 48-0. To view the published Fiscal Note on the bill please click here. Update: It did not pass the House State Government Committee.
  • o   SF 2244 Confidential Employees. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 27-22. Update: It did not pass the House State Government Committee.
  • o   SF 2279 Employment Protections for EMS Volunteers. Update: This bill did not pass its chamber of origin (Senate).
  • o   SF 2253 Health Insurance Marketplace. Update: This bill did not pass its chamber of origin (Senate).
  • o   SF 2234/HF 2358 Licensure of Polysomnographic Technologists. IDPH estimates a one-time cost of approximately $29,000 to implement this legislation should it become law. Update: Neither bill passed out of a chamber although advancing the committee level in both.
  • o   HF 2364 Professional Licensure Legislative Review Committee. Update: This bill did not pass its chamber of origin (House).
  • o   SF 2293 Relates to Physician Assistants and the Seriously Mentally Impaired. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on March 11 by a vote of 48-0. Update: This bill did not pass the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2275 Tanning Restrictions for Minors. Update: This bill did not pass its chamber of origin (Senate).
  • o   SF 2252 Breast Density Task Force. This bill passed the Senate Chamber by a vote of 49-0 on February 26. Update: It did not pass the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2090 Lyme Disease Task Force. This bill passed the Senate Chamber by a vote of 49-0 on February 26. Update: It did not pass the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2285 Iowa Healthiest Children Initiative. Update: This bill passed the Senate by a vote of 48-0 on March 3. It did not pass the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2156 Pharmacy Licenses. Board of Pharmacy bill. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. Update: It does not appear that this bill will be taken up by the House Chamber although it was passed out of the House State Government Committee. On March 21 it was referred back to the Committee instead of being placed on the House Unfinished Business Calendar.
  • o   SF 2147 Dental Board Executive Director Position. Iowa Dental Board bill. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 49-0. Update: It did not pass the House Human Resources Committee.

 

Other Information

The Legislative Update is also posted on the IDPH website at http://www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/legislative_updates.asp  . To subscribe to the IDPH Legislative Update, please send a blank email to join-IDPHLEGUPDATE@lists.ia.gov.

Deborah H. Thompson, MPA
Policy Advisor & Healthiest State Initiative Coordinator  | Iowa Department of Public Health
321 E. 12th St | Des Moines, IA 50319 | Office: 515-281-8960 Mobile: 515-240-0530| deborah.thompson@idph.iowa.gov


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