IDPH Legislative Update - March 2, 2016

05 Mar 2016 2:06 PM | Lara Marsh (Administrator)

This week’s newsletter showcases snapshots from weeks 6 and 7 of the 2016 Legislative Session

In this issue:

First Funnel Week

February 19 was the first funnel of the 2016 Legislative Session. The second funnel deadline is on March 11. The Session Timeline is a helpful resource to know when the funnel deadlines are and what bills are considered funnel-proof. The 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 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.

NOTE: All bills that have passed out of one standing committee may now be taken up by the full chamber. When a bill passes out of committee it receives a new bill number. If a bill is amended in committee the changes are incorporated into the updated version of the legislation that receives a new bill number.

IDPH Policy Bill

HSB 591 Public Health Flexibility. This is the department’s bill. It was passed with no amendments by the full House Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 16. It may now be considered by the full chamber. The new bill number is HF 2389. The companion bill, SF 2159, also survived the first funnel deadline. SF 2159 passed the Senate Chamber on February 23 by a vote of 49 to 0.

Select List of Funnel Survivors

The following bills have survived the first funnel deadline. This list is prepared based on the information that was available at the time of this publication.

Behavioral Health

SF 2258 Child Welfare/Sex Trafficking (formerly SSB 3114). This bill passed the full Senate with an amendment on Monday, February 29 by a unanimous vote. It was then sent to the House.

SF 2195 Dating Violence Instruction (formerly SF 2077). This bill passed the full Senate on Wednesday, February 23 by a unanimous vote. It was then sent to the House and referred to the House Education Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Sandy Salmon, Tedd Gassman and Mary Mascher has been assigned.

SF 2217 Mandatory Reporting for Human Trafficking (formerly SF 2095). This bill passed the full Senate by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, February 23. It was then sent to the Senate and assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

HF 2146 Self-Dispensing Lottery Tickets (formerly HSB 540). This bill passed the full Senate on Tuesday, February 22 by a vote of 87 to 10. It was then sent over to the Senate and referred to the Senate State Government committee. A subcommittee of Senators Matt McCoy, Tod Bowman and Jake Chapman has been assigned.

Chronic and Infectious Disease

SF 2146 Alzheimer’s Awareness (formerly SSB 3066). This bill passed out of the Senate Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 9 by a vote of 9 to 3. UPDATE: This bill was then referred to the committee on Appropriations. A subcommittee of Senators Robert E. Dvorsky, Julian B. Garrett and Amanda Ragan has been assigned. 

SF 2136 Meningococcal Disease Immunizations (formerly SSB 3073). This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 22 by a vote of 45 to 4. It was then sent to the House and referred to the House Human Resources Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Rob Taylor, Timi Brown-Powers and Tom Moore has been assigned.

HF 2384 Medical Cannabidiol Act Modifications (formerly HSB 607). A subcommittee of Representatives Guy Vander Linden, John Forbes and Zach Nunn met on Wednesday, February 17. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill also passed the full House Commerce Committee on Wednesday, February 17 with amendments by a vote of 17 to 6. The new bill, HF 2384, was introduced and referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

SF 2198 Right to Try (formerly SSB 1264). This bill passed the full Senate on Tuesday, February 23 unanimously. It was then sent to the House and referred to the Human Resources Committee.

Healthy Homes

SF 2219 Carbon Monoxide Alarms (formerly SSB 3017). This bill passed the full Senate State Government Committee on Monday, February 15. The bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 29 by a vote of 37 to 11. Its companion bill, HF 2310 (formerly HSB 539), passed the full House State Government Committee on Thursday, February 11, by a vote of 19 to 2. An amendment was filed on Thursday, February 25. It may now be considered by the full House.

Medicaid Modernization

SF 2213 Medicaid Program Improvement (formerly SF 2107). This bill passed out of the full Senate Human Resources Committee on Monday, February 15 by a unanimous vote.  It may now be considered by the full Senate. Its companion bill, HF 2199 did not advance the funnel deadline.

Professional Licensure

HF 2334 Rx Authority for Psychologists (formerly HSB 503). This bill passed out of the full House Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 9 by a vote of 14 to 6.  It may now be considered by the full House.

SF 2275 Natural Hair Braiding (formerly SF 2013). This bill passed out of the full Senate State Government Committee on Thursday, February 18 by a unanimous vote. This bill passed the full Senate by a unanimous vote on Monday, February 29. It was then sent to the House.

HSB 550 Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice. This bill passed the full House State Government Committee by a unanimous vote on Tuesday, February 16. The new bill number is HF 2388. It may now be considered by the full House.

SF 2102 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program/Board of Pharmacy Bill (formerly SSB 3003). This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 22 by a unanimous vote. It was then sent to the House and assigned to the House Human Resources Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Tom Moore, Linda Miller and Cindy Winckler has been assigned.

HF 2387 Dental Board Exams (formerly HSB 532). This bill passed the full House Human Resources Committee on Wednesday, February 17 by unanimous vote. It may now be considered by the full House.

SF 2116 Controlled Substances Scheduling. This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 22 by a unanimous vote. It was then sent to the House and referred to the House Public Safety Committee.

Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

HF 2380 Naloxone/Narcan Overdose Emergency Drug (formerly HF 2132). This bill was voted out of the full House Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, February 16 by a unanimous vote. It may now be considered by the full House. Its companion bill, SF 2218 (formerly SF 2008), had an amendment filed on Wednesday, February 23, 2016.

SF 2190 Chemical Substance Abuse Monitoring (formerly SSB 3008). This bill passed out of the full Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, February 11 by a vote of 10 to 2. It may now be considered by the full Senate.

SF 410 Drug Overdose Prevention. This bill passed out of the full House Human Resources Committee by a unanimous vote on Thursday, February 4 with an amendment. It may now be considered by the full House.

Other bills of interest

SF 2009 Preschool Expansion. This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 2. It was sent to the House and referred to the House Education Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Jake Highfill, Greg Forristall and Patti Ruff was assigned.

SF 2225 Reporting of Concussions or Brain Injuries (formerly SSB 3044). This bill passed the full Senate Education Committee on Monday, February 15 by a vote of 8 to 6. It may now be considered by the full Senate.

SF 2144 Behavioral Health Information Disclosure (formerly SF 2032). This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 22 by a vote of 47 to 1. The bill was then sent to the House and referred to the House Human Resources Committee. A subcommittee of Representatives Joel Fry, Marti Anderson and David Sieck was assigned.

SF 2161 Children’s Mental Health and Well-being (formerly SSB 3109). This bill passed the full Senate Human Resources Committee on Wednesday, February 10 by a unanimous vote. It was then referred to the Appropriations Committee. A subcommittee of Senators Robert Dvorsky, Amanda Ragan and Mark Segebart was assigned. A subcommittee meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 2.

SF 2113 Firework Provisions (formerly SF 508). This bill passed out of the full Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday, February 3 by a vote of 9 to 5. It may now be considered by the full Senate.

HF 2243 Healthy Foods at Farmer’s Markets. This bill was referred to the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, February 11. Appropriations bills are funnel-proof.

SF 2287 Emergency Response Districts (formerly SSB 3158). A subcommittee of Senators Jeff Danielson, Jake Chapman and Robert Dvorsky met on Wednesday, February 17. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill then passed the full Senate State Government Committee by a unanimous vote on Thursday, February 18. The bill may now be considered by the full Senate.

SSB 3165 Local Food Inspections. A subcommittee of Senators Dotzler, Quirmbach, Shultz will meet on Thursday, March 3.

SF 2222 Self-administered Oral Hormonal Contraceptives (formerly SSB 3082). This bill passed the full Senate on Monday, February 29 by a vote of 26 to 22. It was then sent to the House.

SF 2235 Children’s Centers Licensure (formerly SSB 3154). This bill passed the full Education Committee on Thursday, February 17. It may now be considered by the full Senate.

SF 232 Tanning Facilities Regulation. This bill did not advance last session and was referred back to the House Human Resources Committee. It passed the House Human Resources this session on February 16 with an amendment to decrease the ban on tanning to age 17. It is now eligible for debate in the full House.

Notable Bills that Did Not Become Funnel-Proof

SF 2004 Electronic Device Ban While Driving.

SF 2016 Tobacco Age Limit.

SF 2025 Marijuana Reclassification.

SF 2057 Iowa CMV Bill.

SSB 3152 ARNP Interstate Compact.

HF 2095 Casino Loophole Bill.

HSB 556/SSB 3112 Dementia-related Training.

HSB 564 AARP Family Caregivers Bill.

HF 2205/SF2130Safe Routes to School.

HF 2230 Suicide Prevention.

HF 584 Radon Testing.