Monday was the cutoff for bills to make it out of fiscal committees. A few more bills we are tracking did not make it out on time and are now considered dead. The next cutoff is February 15th, when bills must be passed out of the house of origin. It will be a busy weekend on the House and Senate floor trying to get bills passed. We expect to see the first budgets come out within a week of the next cutoff and the anticipated February 16th release of the latest revenue forecast. The latest revenue forecast is used to help shape the budgets.
Bills to Monitor Impacting LTC
HB 1124 - Concerning nurse delegation of glucose monitoring, glucose testing, and insulin injections. This bill is schedule for a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care on February 16th.
HB 1872- Establishing the care worker center to promote caregiving professions. This bill did not make it out of the House Appropriations Committee by Mondays’ cutoff and is now considered dead.
HB 1877 - Addressing expired certifications for certain health professions. This bill is on the House floor calendar waiting to be pulled for a vote.
HB 2025- Amending types of nonprofit organizations qualified to engage in certain bingo gambling activities and changes to the number of occurrences for unlicensed bingo activities. This bill is on the House floor calendar waiting to be pulled for a vote.
HB 1868- Improving worker safety and patient care in health care facilities by addressing staffing needs, overtime, meal and rest breaks, and enforcement. This bill is on the House floor calendar waiting to be pulled for a vote.