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HB 605: Transmission of Disease Through Bodily Fluids

GENERAL BILL by Jones ; Diaz, M.

Transmission of Disease Through Bodily Fluids; Reclassifies criminal offense relating to donation of human tissue; deems certain actions unlawful if person acts with intent to transmit specified disease; requires person who commits offense involving transmission of specified bodily fluids to undergo HIV testing; permits, rather than requires, infected arrestee to request treatment for sexually transmissible disease; requires DOH to pay costs for screening; eliminates certain crimes related to prostitution; revises focus of section from testing of alleged perpetrators to medical treatment & care of victims who are at risk of HIV infection resulting from sexual assault.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/1/2017 House • Filed
2/9/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Appropriations Committee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 76
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 76
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee