IDPH Legislative Update – March 16, 2016

16 Mar 2016 2:30 PM | Lara Marsh (Administrator)
This week’s newsletter showcases snapshots from weeks 8 and 9 of the 2016 Legislative Session.

In this issue:

Second Funnel Week

March 11 was the second funnel of the 2016 Legislative Session. This is the second of the two major deadlines during session. To continue to advance, bills must have reached a certain points otherwise they are considered dead in their current format. Please see the IDPH Legislative Update March 2, 2016 for additional details on funnel deadlines.

For the week of March 14-18, the Senate can only consider House bills and bills on the Unfinished Business Calendar. The House can only consider Senate bills and bills on the Unfinished Business Calendar.

IDPH Policy Bill

HF 2389 Public Health Flexibility (formerly HSB 591). This is the department’s bill. It was passed without amendments by the full House Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, February 16. The bill passed the full House on Tuesday, March 8 by a unanimous vote and was substituted for SF 2159 that passed the full Senate on February 23 by a unanimous vote. The bill is now on its way to the Governor!

Select Bills That Have Advanced

The following bills have continued to advance. This list is prepared based on the information that was available at the time of this publication.

Behavioral Health

SF 166 Fantasy Sports. This bill was introduced in the 2015 Legislative Session and was reassigned to the House State Government Committee when it was not taken up by the full House Chamber. On March 2it was reassigned to a subcommittee. The subcommittee of Representatives Jake Highfill, Dennis Cohoon and Quentin Stanerson met on Tuesday, March 8. The bill passed out of subcommittee. It passed out of the full House State Government Committee by a vote of 15 to 7 on Wednesday, March 9. It was then referred to the House Ways and Means Committee due to the fines and fees included in the language. IDPH provided preliminary information in draft form (attached to this publication) from the department’s Gambling Attitudes and Behaviors: A 2015 Survey of Adult Iowans that relates to Fantasy Sports in Iowa. The results of the study are scheduled to be published in May.

SF 2258 Child Welfare/Human Trafficking/Department of Human Services Bill (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 and referred to the House Human Resources Committee. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Representatives Joel Fry, Dave Dawson and Stan Gustafson met on Tuesday, March 8. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill passed the full House Human Resources Committee with an amendment on Tuesday, March 8 by a unanimous vote.

HF 2146 Self-Dispensing Lottery Tickets (formerly HSB 540). This bill passed the full House 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 met on Thursday, February 24. The bill passed subcommittee. UPDATE: The bill passed the full Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday, March 9 by a vote of 13 to 1. 

HF 2366 Mental Health Advocate Duties (formerly HF 2040). This bill passed the full House with an amendment on Thursday, March 3 by a unanimous vote. It was then sent to the Senate and referred to the Senate Human Resources Committee. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Senators Pam Jochum, Amanda Ragan and Mark Segebart recommended passage and the bill passed out of Senate State Government on March 9.

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. 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. UPDATE: Bills in the Appropriations standings committees are exempted from the funnel deadlines.

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. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Representatives Rob Taylor, Timi Brown-Powers and Tom Moore met on Wednesday, March 9. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill then passed the full House Human Resources Committee by a vote of 18 to 3 on March 9. 

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. UPDATE: Bills in the Ways and Means standings committees are exempted from the funnel deadlines.

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. UPDATE: Both bills were placed on the calendar as unfinished business and are exempted from funnel deadlines.

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.  UPDATE: Its companion bill, SF 2188 (formerly SF 2075), did not pass the full Senate after being amended by a vote of 24 to 25. However, a motion was filed to reconsider the vote on the bill. Both bills were placed on the calendar as unfinished business and are exempted from funnel deadlines.

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 and referred to the House State Government Committee. UPDATE: A subcommittee of representatives Dawn Pettengill, Deborah Berry and Jake Highfill passed the bill. The bill passed the full House State Government Committee on Wednesday, March 9 by a vote of 18 to 3. A strike-after amendment replaced the bill’s language with a slightly amended version of HF 2094 that did not advance the first funnel. Click here to view the amendment.  

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. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Representatives Tom Moore, Linda Miller and Cindy Winckler met on Thursday, March 3. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill passed the full Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, March 3 by a unanimous vote.

HF 2387 Dental Board Exams (formerly HSB 532). This bill passed the full House Human Resources Committee on Wednesday, February 17 by unanimous vote. UPDATE: It passed the full House on Tuesday, March 1 by a vote of 97 to 1. It was then sent to the Senate and referred to the Senate Human Resources Committee. A subcommittee Senators Joe Bolkcom, Mark Costello and Liz Mathis passed the bill. It passed the full Senate Human Resources Committee on Wednesday, March 9 by a unanimous vote.

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. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Representatives Jarad Klein, Ako Abdul-Samad and Joel Fry passed the bill on Wednesday, March 9. The bill also passed the full House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, March 9.

Opioid Antagonist Bills – Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

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. UPDATE: Its companion bill, SF 2218 (formerly SF 2008) passed the Senate on Tuesday, March 8 by a unanimous vote with an amendment. It was then sent to the House and placed on the debate calendar with its companion, HF 2380. Both bills have been placed under unfinished business in the House and are eligible for consideration by the full House.

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 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. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Representatives Joel Fry, Marti Anderson and David Sieck met on Wednesday, March 2. The bill passed subcommittee with no amendments. It passed the full House Human Resources Committee on Thursday, March 3. It is now eligible for consideration by the full House.

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. UPDATE: A subcommittee of Senators Robert Dvorsky, Amanda Ragan and Mark Segebart met on Wednesday, March 2. The bill passed subcommittee. The bill also passed the full Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, March 2 by a unanimous vote. It has been placed on the Senate Unfinished Business Calendar.

SF 2113 Firework Provisions (formerly SF 508). This bill passed out of the full Senate State Government Committee with an amendment on Wednesday, February 3 by a vote of 9 to 5. UPDATE: The bill was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee for review of the penalties and fees included in the language.

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.

SSB 3165 Local Food Inspections. This bill was introduced on February 16 and was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. A subcommittee of Senators Bill Dotzler, Herman Quirmbach and Jason Shultz met on Thursday, March 3 and passed the bill out. It is now eligible for consideration by the full Ways and Means Committee. Bills in this committee are funnel-proof.

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 Survive the Second Funnel

SF 2195 Dating Violence Instruction(formerly SF 2077)

SF 2217 Mandatory Reporting for Human Trafficking (formerly SF 2095)

SF 2198 Right to Try (formerly SSB 1264)

SF 2213 Medicaid Program Improvement (formerly SF 2107)

HF 2388 Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice (formerly HSB 550)

SF 2190 Chemical Substance Abuse Monitoring (formerly SSB 3008)

SF 2009 Preschool Expansion

SF 2225 Reporting of Concussions or Brain Injuries (formerly SSB 3044)

SF 2287 Emergency Response Districts(formerly SSB 3158)

SF 2222 Self-administered Oral Hormonal Contraceptives (formerly SSB 3082)

SF 2235 Children’s Centers Licensure (formerly SSB 3154)

HF 2329 Ban on the Use of Fetal Body Parts (formerly HSB 621)

SF 2269 Community Violence Task Force (formerly SF 2230)

SF 2252 Employer Pregnancy Accommodations (formerly SF 313)

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