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CS/SB 7018: State Ombudsman Program

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

State Ombudsman Program; Revising legislative intent with respect to citizen ombudsmen; deleting references to ombudsman councils and transferring their responsibilities to representatives of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program; revising the duties and authority of the state ombudsman; requiring the state ombudsman to designate and direct program districts; providing conditions under which a representative of the program could be found to have a conflict of interest, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/15/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-31, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1001 (Ch. 2015-126)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services (AHS)
  2. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/26/2015 Senate • Submitted for consideration by Children, Families, and Elder Affairs
• On Committee agenda-- Children, Families, and Elder Affairs, 02/05/15, 9:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building -- Submitted as Committee Bill; YEAS 5 NAYS 0
2/9/2015 Senate • Filed
2/13/2015 Senate • Referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; Appropriations -SJ 146
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 146
3/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 03/11/15, 9:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building
3/11/2015 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 194
3/13/2015 Senate • Now in Appropriations -SJ 194
4/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/09/15, 1:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
4/9/2015 Senate • CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -SJ 377
4/10/2015 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 377
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/15
4/13/2015 Senate • CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 386
4/14/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 417
• Amendment(s) adopted (253522) -SJ 417
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 417
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 487
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 487
4/22/2015 House • In Messages
• Referred to Calendar -HJ 678
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/23/15
• Received -HJ 678
4/23/2015 House • Substituted for CS/CS/HB 293 -HJ 742
• Read 2nd time -HJ 742
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/24/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 789
• CS passed; YEAS 117 NAYS 0 -HJ 790
4/24/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 657
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/14/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/15/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-31, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 1001 (Ch. 2015-126)