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
Date Chamber Action 2/5/2019 House • Filed
2/13/2019 House • 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
2/20/2019 House • Favorable by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 301
2/21/2019 House • Now in Health and Human Services Committee -HJ 301
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 72
3/12/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health and Human Services Committee, 03/14/19, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
3/14/2019 House • Favorable by Health and Human Services Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 442
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 442
3/19/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 03/21/19, 12:00 pm, Webster Hall
3/21/2019 House • CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 23 NAYS 0 -HJ 490
3/22/2019 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
3/25/2019 House • CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 485
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 496
4/4/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/10/19
4/10/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 609
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/11/2019 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 648
• CS passed; YEAS 114 NAYS 0 -HJ 648
4/18/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Health Policy; Rules -SJ 396
4/22/2019 Senate • Received -SJ 396
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
CS/HB 651, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/22/2019 at 2:41 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: None
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 1370 Medically Essential Electric Utility Service Farmer Similar Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Floor Votes (1)
Date Chamber Result 4/11/2019 2:13 PM House 114 Yeas - 0 Nays
Citations - Statutes (3)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 366.11 Certain exemptions. Page 1 (pdf) 366.15 Medically essential electric public utility service. Page 2 (pdf) 456.45 Page 10 (pdf)
HB 651, Original Filed Version Posted 2/5/2019 at 4:15 PM
Bill Text: Analyses: Energy and Utilities Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/21/2019 (pdf)
Health and Human Services Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/14/2019 (pdf)
Commerce Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2019 (pdf)
Related Bills (1)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 1370 Medically Essential Electric Utility Service Farmer Identical Last Action: 5/3/2019 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Committee Amendments (1)
Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format 842883 - Amendment
Between lines 218 and 219, insert:
Smith, D. 3/20/2019
Citations - Statutes (3)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 366.11 Certain exemptions. Page 1 (pdf) 366.15 Medically essential electric public utility service. Page 2 (pdf) 456.45 Page 9 (pdf)
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