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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.

Effective Date: 1/1/2020
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  2. Health Policy (HP)
  3. Rules (RC)

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  • Bill History

    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

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  • CS/HB 651, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/22/2019 at 2:41 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    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)

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  • HB 651, Original Filed Version Posted 2/5/2019 at 4:15 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    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
    6:59 PM
    Adopted
    3/21/2019
    PDF

    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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