IDPH Legislative Update - March 3, 2014

03 Mar 2014 3:58 PM | Lara Marsh (Administrator)

In this issue:

·        Funnel Recap

 

The Seventh Week

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

 

What is the First Funnel Deadline?

The Session Timeline is a helpful resource to know when the funnel deadlines are (there are two) and what bills are considered funnel-proof or to have “survived” first and second funnel. Their purpose is to assist the General Assembly in focusing on the legislative proposals that have a good chance of passage compared to those that need more work or a different political landscape. In reality, however, there is no such thing as dead legislation. The rest of session will see bills that died in funnel resurrected as amendments to live bills. Funnel deadlines provide interested parties with an idea of how high of a priority their bill is compared to the other approximately 2,000 that are introduced annually.

 

Bills that Survived Funnel

  • ·        IDPH Legislative Package:
  • o   SF 2083/HF 2276 Board of Dietetics Bills. Formerly SSB 3013/HSB 538. The bills have met the requirements for both funnel deadlines. SF 2083 was passed out of the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. The next step is to debate the bill on the House floor since the companion bill (HF 2276) has already passed out of the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   HF 2187 Iowa Health Information Network Bill. Formerly HSB 526. Eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor.
  • o   SF 2196 Department Omnibus Bill. Formerly SSB 3014. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 50-0 and was referred to the House Human Resources Committee.

 

  • ·        Anti-Bullying and Youth Suicide Prevention Bills:
  • o   HF 2409 Governor’s Bill. Formerly HSB 525. This bill was amended in the House Education Committee. The amendment has been incorporated into HF 2409 and the bill is eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor.
  • o   SF 2318 Senate Bill. Formerly SSB 3149. This bill was amended and passed by the Senate Education Committee and was then referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Education Committee’s amendment has been incorporated into SF 2318.
  • 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. It is likely that an amendment will 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. 

 

  • ·        All Executive Branch Agencies:
  • o   HF 2274 Agency Fees Internet Site. Formerly HF 2058. This bill passed the House Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 98-0. To view the published Fiscal Note, please click here.
  • o   HF 2385 State Agency Administrative Rule-Making. Formerly HF 2157. Eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor.
  • 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. It has been assigned to the House State Government Committee. To view the published Fiscal Note on the bill please click here.
  • o   SF 2244 Confidential Employees. Formerly SF 2054. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 27-22. It has been assigned to the House State Government Committee.

 

  • ·        E-Cigarettes:
  • o   HF 2109 Vapor Products/Alternative Nicotine Products. Formerly HSB 566. This bill passed the House Chamber on February 11 by a vote of 76-22. It has been referred to the Senate Human Resources Committee.
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  • ·        Emergency Medical Services (EMS):
  • o   HF 2076 EMS Tax Credit Increase. This bill is in the House Ways & Means Committee. Bills in this committee are exempt from funnel requirements. 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 with an amendment to increase the tax credit from $50 to $100. 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. Bills in this committee are exempt from funnel requirements.
  • o   SF 2279 Employment Protections for EMS Volunteers. Formerly SSB 3103. This bill is eligible for debate on the Senate Chamber floor.

 

  • ·        Health Reform:
  • o   SF 2238 Health Enterprise Zones. This bill was introduced on February 19 and was referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee. SF 2253 Health Insurance Marketplace. Formerly SF 2112. This bill is eligible for debate on the Senate Chamber floor.
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  • ·        Professional Licensure:
  • o   SF 2234/HF 2358 Licensure of Polysomnographic Technologists. Formerly SSB 3057/HSB 574. The bills have met the requirements for both funnel deadlines and each study bill was amended in committee. IDPH estimates a one-time cost of approximately $29,000 to implement this legislation should it become law.
  • o   HF 2319 Licensure of Veterans/Spouses. Formerly HSB 616. This is one of several bills related to Governor Branstad’s Home Base Iowa Initiative that will assist veterans in obtaining employment in Iowa. For more information about this goal of this bill, please click here. IDPH is also monitoring HF 2316 (formerly HSB 613) that contains the funding to implement HF 2319.
  • o   HF 2364 Professional Licensure Legislative Review Committee.  Formerly HF 2015 and was amended in committee to narrow the focus of the review to the nineteen boards under the purview of IDPH’s Bureau of Professional Licensure.
  • o   HF 2370 Supervision of Orthotist or Prosthetists Assistants. Formerly HSB 552. Eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor.
  • o   SF 2293 Relates to Physician Assistants and the Seriously Mentally Impaired. Formerly SSB 3053. Eligible for debate on the Senate Chamber floor.
  • o   HF 2378 Psychology Post-Doctorate Provisional License. Formerly HF 2182. Eligible for debate on the House Chamber floor. IDPH estimates a one-time cost of approximately $7,900 to implement this legislation should it become law.
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  • ·        Radon:
  • o   SF 2262 Testing/Mitigation in Public Schools. Formerly SF 2127. This bill passed the Senate Education Committee without an amendment. An amendment for floor debate is in the process of being developed. To view the published Fiscal Note for the current version of the bill please click here.
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  • ·        Tanning Restrictions:
  • o   SF 2275 Tanning Restrictions for Minors. Formerly SF 2174. Eligible for debate on the Senate Chamber floor.
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  • ·        Task Forces:
  • o   SF 2252 Breast Density Task Force. Formerly SF 2002. This bill passed the Senate Chamber by a vote of 49-0 on February 26. It has been referred to House Human Resources. IDPH has estimated a cost of $25,000 to administer the task force.
  • o   SF 2090 Lyme Disease Task Force. Formerly SF 2009. This bill passed the Senate Chamber by a vote of 49-0 on February 26. It has been referred to House Human Resources. IDPH has estimated a cost of $25,000 to administer the task force.
  • o   SF 2285 Iowa Healthiest Children Initiative. Formerly SF 2144. This bill is eligible for debate on the Senate Chamber floor. IDPH can absorb the work of the task force into current efforts required and funded by the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.
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  • ·        Other Bills of Interest:
  • o   SF 2148/HF 2383 Fantasy Sports Contests. Formerly SSB 3108/HF 2128. The bills have met the requirements for both funnel deadlines. The next step for the bill is debate on the floor in both Chambers.
  • o   SF 2297 Criminal Transmission. Formerly SSB 3196. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 27 by a vote of 48-0. It has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
  • 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.
  • o   SF 2080 Prescription Monitoring Programs Information Exchange. Board of Pharmacy bill. Formerly SSB 3007. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. It has been assigned to the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2121 Controlled Substances Designations. Board of Pharmacy bill. Formerly SSB 3008. This bill was passed by the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. It has been assigned to the House Public Safety Committee.
  • o   SF 2156 Pharmacy Licenses. Board of Pharmacy bill. Formerly SSB 3012. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. It has been referred to the House State Government Committee.
  • o   SF 2147 Dental Board Executive Director Position. Iowa Dental Board bill. Formerly SSB 3010. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 25 by a vote of 49-0. It has been assigned to the House Human Resources Committee.
  • o   SF 2120 ARNP, Use of Title. Board of Nursing bill. Formerly SSB 3006. This bill passed the Senate Chamber on February 24 by a vote of 49-0. It has been assigned to the House Human Resources Committee.

 

Notable Bills that Died in Funnel

·        SSB 1194/HSB 165 Shared Use of Schools

·        SSB 1162/HSB 149 Psychologists Prescribing Authorization

·        SSB 3139/HSB 577 Licensure of Naturopathic Physicians

·        HSB 131/HSB 634 Relating to the Legalization of the Sale of Raw Milk

·        SF 2116 Licensure of Music Therapists

·        SF 2001 Disclosure of Meth Labs in Homes

·        HF 2135 Elimination of Braiding Licensure Requirement

 

Other Information

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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