May 31, 2015
Vol. 4, No. 38
your colleagues and meet new friends
an evening of camaraderie,
and music featuring:
84th Legislative Session to adjourn sine die on June
Several medicine bills on
governor's desk for signature
Governmental and Community Relations Officer
At the time of this writing, there
were only three days left in the 84th Legislative Session, and the
House and Senate chambers were still hard at work voting on bills
returning from conference committee action. As the Legislature
adjourns sine die
on June 1, the following items have successfully passed the House and
Senate and are on Gov. Greg Abbott's desk awaiting his signature to
sign them into law; three bills already have been signed by the
into law by the governor:
Senate Bill 66 -- on the
use of epinephrine auto-injectors in public schools; Senate Bill 97
-- on restricting a minor's access to e-cigarettes; and House Bill 1945
-- on removing restrictions on direct contracting for primary care.
Bills on the
governor's desk or on the way to the governor:
Senate Bill 18 -- on GME
Bill 195 -- on the controlled substances
Bill 359 -- on allowing a four-hour emergency
department hold for mentally ill patients; Senate Bill 481
-- on consumer information and notice and availability of mediation
for balance billing; House
Bill 225 -- on the prescription, administration and
possession of certain opioids; House
Bill 1514 -- on health insurance ID cards
issued by qualified health plan issuers; House Bill 2171
-- on information maintained in the immunization registry after an
individual becomes an adult; and House Bill 3074 -- on
artificially administered nutrition and hydration and life-sustaining
Please stay tuned to this column
for more updates as we wait to hear on bills that are signed into law
or vetoed. Updates will be provided as information becomes available.
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