Dose of Democracy: Weekly Legislative Update

HB 274 passes the House Health Services Committee unanimously
Representative Danny Bentley (R-Russell) and KPhA President Brooke Hudspeth testified yesterday during the House Standing Committee on Health Services discussion of HB 274.

The Committee voted unanimously in support of the bill to, after being amended in the Committee meeting, allow pharmacists to immunize patients ages 5 and older under protocol. The bill proceeded to the House floor for its first reading yesterday afternoon and will receive a vote upon its third reading in the Chamber. 

Click here to read HB 274 and its Committee Substitute language 
Click here to ask your Representative to vote in support of HB 274 
Click here to watch Representative Bentley and President Hudspeth's testimony in the KET Archives 


HB 386 to remove some pseudoephedrine sales limits 
Last week, Representative Robert Duvall (R-Bowling Green) filed HB 386, which would eliminate the per transaction and annual limits on pseudoephedrine products. HB 386 does not otherwise modify pharmacy sales operations or logging requirements. The bill has been referred to the House Standing Committee on Small Business & Information Technology but has not been scheduled for discussion. 
Click here to read HB 386 

HB 220 to receive a Friday morning floor vote 
Representative Amy Neighbors (R-Edmonton) has presented HB 220 to the Banking and Insurance Committee. The bill passed the Committee and has received its first and second readings on the House floor. The next time HB 220 is mentioned on the House floor, likely this morning, it will be up for a vote in the Chamber.  
Click here to read HB 220 
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HB 31 passes the House 93-0 
This bill, introduced by Representative Deanna Frazier Gordon (R-Richmond), passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support. HB 31 has yet to be assigned to a Committee in the Senate.  
Click here to read HB 31 

SB 27 will appear on a second Committee meeting agenda 
This week's Senate Standing Committee on Health Services meeting was dedicated entirely to education on Chairman Meredith's (R-Leitchfield) SB 27 prohibiting price discrimination against 340B contract pharmacies. The Committee did not take a vote on the legislation during this meeting but heard testimony both in support and in opposition of the bill. 
Click here to read SB 27 
Click here to review the testimony provided in the KET Archives 
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