CS/HB 651: Medically Essential Electric Utility Service
GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Smith, D.
Medically Essential Electric Utility Service; Specifies that certain utilities are not exempt from providing medically essential electric service; provides notification requirements for electric utilities relating to certification process for obtaining medically essential electric service & service disconnection; specifies duties of electric utilities; revises penalties for falsification of such certification; requires certain health care practitioners to inform certain patients of such certification process; requires such practitioners to provide patients with completed medical certifications & document certification.
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Bill Text: PDF
• Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Health and Human Services Committee; Commerce Committee -HJ 72
• On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 02/20/19, 4:00 pm, Webster Hall
• Favorable by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 301
• Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 301
• Introduced -HJ 72
• On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/14/19, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
• Favorable by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 442
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 442
• On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 03/21/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
• CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 0 -HJ 490
• Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 485
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 496
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
• Read 2nd time -HJ 609
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Read 3rd time -HJ 648
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 648
• In Messages
• Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Health Policy; Rules -SJ 396
• Received -SJ 396
• Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
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