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CS/CS/SB 1494: Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency

GENERAL BILL by Banking and Insurance ; Health Policy ; Montford ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Grimsley ; Powell

Prescription Drug Pricing Transparency; Requiring pharmacists to inform customers of less expensive, generically equivalent drugs for their prescriptions and as to whether customers’ cost-sharing obligations exceed the retail price of their prescriptions; requiring a pharmacy benefit manager to register with the Office of Insurance Regulation beginning on a specified date, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 2/22/2018 Senate - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/3/2018 Senate • Filed
1/12/2018 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations -SJ 171
1/17/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 171
2/1/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Health Policy, 02/06/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building
2/6/2018 Senate • CS by Health Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 297
2/7/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Health Policy read 1st time -SJ 305
2/8/2018 Senate • Now in Banking and Insurance -SJ 297
2/15/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 02/20/18, 1:30 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/20/2018 Senate • CS/CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 10 NAYS 0
2/21/2018 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/22/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations
• On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 02/27/18, 11:00 am, 412 Knott Building