Georgia Rural Health Association Legislative CROSSOVER Report (Active Bills)
Georgia General Assembly 2013
March 15, 2013
Bill # Title Sponsor Last Action Status House Committee Senate Committee
HOUSE BILLS
HB 0003 Evidence; professional forestry; Department of Public Health; AIDS; provisions Willard, Wendell 51st 3/13/2013 10:41 Senate Read Second Time Judy JUDY
HB 0050 Nurses; mandatory reporting; require Cooper, Sharon 43rd 2/14/2013 9:43 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
HB 0068 Physicians; continuing education requirements licensed to practice orthotics or prosthetics; revise provisions Kidd, E. Culver "Rusty" 145th 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported H&HS H&HS
HB 0078 Crimes and offenses; protection of disabled adults and elder persons; change provisions Willard, Wendell 51st 3/11/2013 10:12 Senate Read and Referred Judy JUDYNC
HB 0105 Supplemental appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 Ralston, David 7th 3/5/2013 19:10 House Conference Committee Report Adopted App APPROP
HB 0106 General appropriations; State Fiscal Year July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Ralston, David 7th 3/13/2013 10:05 Senate Read and Referred App APPROP
HB 0132 Georgia Board of Pharmacy and Georgia Board of Dentistry; administratively attached to Department of Community Health; provide Hawkins, Lee 27th 3/11/2013 10:12 Senate Read and Referred RegI RI&Util
HB 0142 Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission; change certain provisions Ralston, David 7th 2/26/2013 10:15 Senate Read and Referred Rules RULES
HB 0143 Campaign contributions; disclosure reports; change certain provisions Ralston, David 7th 2/26/2013 10:15 Senate Read and Referred Rules RULES
HB 0178 Georgia Pain Management Clinic Act; enact Weldon, Tom 3rd 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported H&HS H&HS
HB 0179 Pharmacies; The Pharmacy Audit Bill of Rights; change certain provisions Welch, Andrew 110th 2/25/2013 10:14 Senate Read and Referred Ins I&L
HB 0187 Controlled substances; date of incorporation of local ordinances by reference; change Dickerson, Pam 113th 2/28/2013 10:14 Senate Read and Referred JudyNC JUDYNC
HB 0188 Professions and businesses; certain military certifications entitle persons to obtain certain professional licenses in this state; provide Coomer, Christian 14th 3/13/2013 10:41 Senate Read Second Time D&VA RI&Util
HB 0192 Podiatry; podiatric medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of cosmetic conditions regarding the human foot and leg; provide Kidd, E. Culver "Rusty" 145th 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported H&HS H&HS
HB 0193 Sales and use tax; tangible personal property to certain nonprofit health centers; provide exemption only for a limited period of time Stephens, Ron 164th 3/7/2013 10:19 Senate Read and Referred W&M FIN
HB 0198 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; licensing of health insurance navigators; provide Smith, Richard 134th 3/14/2013 11:51 House Agree Senate Amend or Sub Ins I&L
HB 0208 Nursing homes; annually offer influenza vaccinations to health care workers and other employees; require Watson, Ben 166th 2/21/2013 10:20 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
HB 0209 Pharmacists and pharmacies; revise definition of "security paper"; revise requirements Watson, Ben 166th 2/21/2013 10:20 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
HB 0235 Optometrists; revise definition of optometry; remove certain exemption Ehrhart, Earl 36th 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Ins H&HS
HB 0240 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids; certain speech-language pathology; require reimbursement Carson, John 46th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred H&HS I&L
HB 0284 Return to Play Act of 2013; enact Pruett, Jimmy 149th 3/14/2013 11:02 Senate Read Second Time Ed ED&Y
HB 0302 Controlled substances; substances included under Schedule I and III; add Broadrick, Bruce 4th 2/28/2013 10:14 Senate Read and Referred JudyNC H&HS
HB 0315 Nurses; continuing competency requirements as requirement for license renewal; provide Cooper, Sharon 43rd 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute H&HS H&HS
HB 0317 Medical Practice Act of the State of Georgia; administrative medicine licenses; provide Medical Practice Act of the State of Georgia; administrative medicine licenses; provide Cooper, Sharon 43rd 3/14/2013 10:45 Senate Committee Favorably Reported H&HS H&HS
HB 0332 Georgia Board of Nursing; reconstitute; provisions Williamson, Bruce 115th 3/5/2013 10:20 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
HB 0337 Elementary and secondary education; public and private schools to stock supply of auto-injectable epinephrine; authorize Fleming, Barry 121st 3/5/2013 10:20 Senate Read and Referred Ed ED&Y
HB 0350 Group-care facility operators; persons otherwise issued licenses as provided by law; provide exceptions Peake, Allen 141st 3/14/2013 11:02 Senate Read Second Time JudyNC ED&Y
HB 0365 Safety belts; definition of the term "passenger vehicle" which the safety belt law applies; modify Hitchens, Bill 161st 3/5/2013 10:20 Senate Read and Referred MotV PUB SAF
HB 0389 Insurance; provide conversion and enhanced conversion rights and coverage; sunset requirements Taylor, Darlene 173rd 3/7/2013 10:19 Senate Read and Referred Ins I&L
HB 0487 Public health and morals; Georgia Lottery; correct a cross reference Ramsey, Matt 72nd 3/14/2013 13:48 Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute RegI RI&Util
HB 0499 Torts; payor guidelines and criteria under federal law shall not establish legal basis for negligence or standard of care for medical malpractice; provide Sheldon, Donna 104th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred Judy JUDY
HB 0511 State employees' health insurance plan; pilot program to provide coverage for bariatric surgical procedures for treatment and management of obesity; provide Dempsey, Katie 13th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
HB 0512 Safe Carry Protection Act; enact Jasperse, Rick 11th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred PS&HS JUDYNC
HB 0538 County boards of health; population relative to superintendent of largest municipal school system in certain counties serving on board of health ex officio; repeal provision Sims, Chuck 169th 3/14/2013 11:22 Senate Withdrawn & Recommitted IGC SLGO
HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
HR 0049 Congress; pass legislation restoring the deep cuts to mental health services; request Waites, Keisha 60th 1/29/2013 10:09 House Second Readers H&HS  
HR 0074 Health; development of minority owned plasma centers; encourage Bruce, Roger 61st 1/30/2013 10:36 House Second Readers H&HS  
HR 0107 Joint Study Committee on Medicaid Reform; create Sheldon, Donna 104th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred App RULES
HR 0228 Congress of the United States; pass legislation restoring deep cuts to mental health services, research, special education, and supportative housing for children and adults living with mental health; request Waites, Keisha 60th 2/11/2013 13:21 House Second Readers H&HS  
HR 0280 Governor; expand Medicaid coverage under Affordable Care Act; urge Jones, Sheila 53rd 2/13/2013 9:38 House Second Readers H&HS  
HR 0389 Affordable Care Act; $100 billion federal sales tax on health insurance; request repeal Atwood, Alex 179th 3/5/2013 15:05 House Passed/ Adopted Ins  
HR 0502 Joint Study Committee on Mental Health and School Violence; create Tanner, Kevin 9th 3/14/2013 10:46 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute H&HS RULES
HR 0527 Governor; refuse to implement state health care exchange and request continued action for protection from Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; commend Caldwell, Michael 20th 3/1/2013 9:10 House Second Readers Judy  
HR 0549 House Study Committee on Professional Licensing Boards; create Rynders, Ed 152nd 3/7/2013 14:23 House Passed/ Adopted App  
HR 0603 Community Health, Department of; collect and report certain data relating to bariatric surgical procedures; direct Dempsey, Katie 13th 3/11/2013 10:13 Senate Read and Referred H&HS H&HS
SENATE BILLS
SB 0010 Registered Professional Nurses; provide continuing competency requirements as a requirement for license renewal Carter, Buddy 1st 3/4/2013 10:24 House Second Readers H&HS H&HS
SB 0013 Nurses; require mandatory reporting Carter, Buddy 1st 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers H&HS H&HS
SB 0014 Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementias State Plan Task Force; create Unterman, Renee 45th 3/14/2013 9:24 House Committee Favorably Reported HumR H&HS
SB 0023 "Stacey Nicole English Act"; aid in the location of missing persons; incapacitated due to medical conditions; establish Davenport, Gail 44th 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers PS&HS PUB SAF
SB 0062 Federal and State Funded Health Care Financing Program Overview Committee; establish Hill, Judson 32nd 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers HumR H&HS
SB 0065 Mental Health; authorize licensed professional counselor to perform certain acts; secure certification Unterman, Renee 45th 3/14/2013 10:53 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute H&HS H&HS
SB 0085 Physicians; authorize the administration of vaccines by pharmacists or nurses; vaccine protocol agreements Bethel, Charlie 54th 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers H&HS H&HS
SB 0094 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; delegation of authority to order radiographic imaging tests; revise prov. Millar, Fran 40th 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers H&HS H&HS
SB 0101 Firearms; regulate the sale, use and possession in this state Ginn, Frank 47th 3/7/2013 10:14 House Second Readers PS&HS JUDYNC
SB 0128 Professional Counselors; revise definitions relating to marriage and family therapy Millar, Fran 40th 3/14/2013 9:24 House Committee Favorably Reported RegI H&HS
SB 0134 Controlled Substances; revise the definition of "prescriber" Carter, Buddy 1st 3/14/2013 9:24 House Committee Favorably Reported JudyNC JUDYNC
SB 0158 Temporary Medical Consent Guardianship; Physician Order for Life-sustaining Treatment; change certain signatures Orrock, Nan 36th 3/14/2013 15:49 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Judy H&HS
SB 0163 Community Health Dept.; required to study and identify options for Medicaid reform Ligon, Jr., William 3rd 3/11/2013 10:20 House Second Readers H&HS H&HS
SB 0170 Forgery and Fraudulent Practices; identity fraud; add medical identity fraud Hill, Judson 32nd 3/14/2013 9:24 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute JudyNC JUDYNC
SB 0195 Education; authorize public/private schools to stock a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine Hufstetler, Chuck 52nd 3/7/2013 10:14 House Second Readers Ed H&HS
SB 0207 Probation of First Offenders; person disqualified from employment when discharged as felony offender; add private home care providers to list Albers, John 56th 3/11/2013 10:20 House Second Readers JudyNC PUB SAF
SB 0212 Education; require schools to provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation Mullis, Jeff 53rd 3/13/2013 9:34 House Committee Favorably Reported Ed ED&Y
SB 0216 Pharmacies; provide that medical director of an emergency service provider may contract with more than one pharmacy Carter, Buddy 1st 3/11/2013 10:20 House Second Readers H&HS PUB SAF
SB 0236 Insurance; require insurers; indicate amount of the premium increase; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Jones, Burt 25th 3/13/2013 9:34 House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute Ins I&L
SENATE RESOLUTIONS
SR 0012 Governor; urge to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act Henson, Steve 41st 1/15/2013 10:25 Senate Read and Referred   H&HS
SR 0020 Autism Spectrum Disorders; request screening James, Donzella 35th 1/16/2013 10:28 Senate Read and Referred   H&HS
SR 0228 Health Insurance; requesting the repeal of the $100 billion federal sales tax imposed by Affordable Care Act Shafer, David 48th 2/25/2013 10:36 Senate Read Second Time   RULES
SR 0340 Independent Physician Practices in Georgia; create senate study committee Unterman, Renee 45th 3/14/2013 10:46 Senate Committee Favorably Reported   RULES
SR 0345 Senate Select Alternative Funding for Medicaid and Other Health Care Federal Funding Committee; create McKoon, Joshua 29th 3/14/2013 10:46 Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute   RULES
SR 0348 Georgia Program Integrity Joint Study Committee; create Hill, Judson 32nd 3/12/2013 13:14 House Second Readers GAff RULES
SR 0378 General Assembly; provide by law; dedication of revenues collected; sale of fireworks; funding of trauma care/firefighter services in state of Georgia-CA Mullis, Jeff 53rd 3/11/2013 10:20 House Second Readers App I&L
SR 0413 Advance Directive for Health Care; urge adult citizens; appoint health care agent; treatment preferences Orrock, Nan 36th 3/4/2013 10:24 House Second Readers H&HS  
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