Insurance & Health Care Committee
53rd Legislature - 1st Regular Session, 2017 Wednesday, Mar 22 2017 11:08 PM
Bill Summaries
H2030: INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY

Health and disability insurance policies or contracts executed or renewed on or after January 1, 2018 are required to provide coverage for health care services for urology that are provided through "telemedicine" (defined as the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for diagnosis, consultation or treatment) if the service would be covered were it provided through in-person consultation and if the service is provided to a subscriber receiving the service in Arizona, instead of only in a rural region of Arizona. Effective January 1, 2019. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2030 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/27 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/21 passed House 51-7; ready for Senate.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/21 House COW approved with floor amend #4380.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/20 from House rules okay. Stricken from consent calendar by Carter.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/20 to House consent calendar.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 2/16 from House hel do pass.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 1/19 House hel held.
INSURANCE COVERAGE; TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY 1/10 referred to House hel.
H2031: PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS

For the purpose of Board of Pharmacy statutes, the definitions of "full service wholesale permitee," "nonprescription drug wholesale permitee" and "manufacturer" are expanded to include a virtual wholesaler or virtual manufacturer, as applicable, as defined in rule by the Board.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2031 Daily History  Date Action
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 3/14 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 3/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 1/30 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 1/23 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 1/12 from House hel do pass.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 1/12 House hel do pass; report awaited.
PHARMACY; VIRTUAL MANUFACTURERS; VIRTUAL WHOLESALERS 1/9 referred to House hel.
H2041: DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE

A health care institution license issued by the Department of Health Services does not expire and remains valid unless the Dept revokes or suspends the license, or unless the license is considered void because the licensee did not pay the licensing fee before the due date. The Director of the Dept is authorized to establish by rule a licensing fee, including a grace period and a fee for late payments, and to establish a process for the Dept to notify a licensee of the licensing fee due date as well as a process for the licensee to request a different due date. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2041 Daily History  Date Action
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 3/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 2/16 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 2/2 House COW approved with amend #4001. Passed House 59-0; ready for Senate.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/31 from House rules okay.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/30 to House COW consent calendar.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/12 from House hel with amend #4001.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/12 House hel amended; report awaited.
DHS; HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS; LICENSURE 1/10 referred to House hel.
H2045: INSURANCE CONTRACTS

Any summary of benefits, illustration or other similar explanatory document made available by an insurer does not amplify, extend or modify the terms of an insurance policy. If an insurer provides an insured with a copy of a policy that is translated into a language other than English, the English language version of the policy is the binding contract between the parties. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2045 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE CONTRACTS 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
INSURANCE CONTRACTS 2/9 House COW approved with amend #4009. Passed House 35-23; ready for Senate.
INSURANCE CONTRACTS 2/7 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE CONTRACTS 1/23 from House bank-ins with amend #4009.
INSURANCE CONTRACTS 1/9 referred to House bank-ins.
H2052: LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE

For the purpose of insurance produce licensing statutes, the definition of "limited line insurance" is expanded to include limited line crop insurance. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2052 Daily History  Date Action
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 3/20 Senate COW approved with amend #4689. Passed Senate 29-0; ready for House action on Senate amendments.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 3/9 from Senate fin with amend #4689.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 3/8 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 2/16 referred to Senate fin.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 2/6 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 2/2 House COW approved.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 1/31 from House rules okay.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 1/23 from House bank-ins do pass.
LIMITED LINE CROP INSURANCE 1/10 referred to House bank-ins.
H2090: HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES

The Department of Health Services is required to monitor the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services hospital inpatient quality reporting and value based purchasing programs for changes to measures of timely and effective care that include offering the influenza vaccination and assessing the status of patients who are at least 65 years of age. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2090 Daily History  Date Action
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 3/21 from Senate nat res-energy with amend #4779.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 3/15 withdrawn from Senate hel-hu ser and referred to nat res-energy.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/27 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/21 passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/20 House COW approved with amend #4164.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/16 from House rules okay.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/15 to House COW consent calendar.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/9 from House hel with amend #4164.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 2/9 House hel amended; report awaited.
HOSPITALS; FLU VACCINES 1/12 referred to House hel.
H2135: HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; DATA

Establishes a 15-member Task Force on Health Care Professional Workforce Data to research and make recommendations for the establishment of a resource center for the collection of data concerning the health care professional workforce. The Task Force is required to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by March 1, 2018 and self-repeals July 1, 2018.

First sponsor: Rep. Carter


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2135 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE; DATA 1/17 referred to House rules only.
H2189: DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE

Exempts disability income from statute requiring disability insurance contracts and policies issued, delivered or renewed on or after July 1, 2017 in Arizona to provide coverage for lawful health care services provided by a health care provider to a subscriber regardless of the familial relationship of the provider to the subscriber if that service would be covered were it provided not a subscriber who was not related to the provider. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2189 Daily History  Date Action
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 3/21 signed by governor. Chap. no. awaited.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 3/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for governor.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 3/7 from Senate rules okay.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 3/6 to Senate consent calendar.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 3/1 from Senate fin do pass.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 2/20 referred to Senate fin.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 2/16 House COW approved with amend #4094. Passed House 58-0; ready for Senate.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 2/14 from House rules okay.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 2/13 to House COW consent calendar.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 2/7 from House bank-ins with amend #4094.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 1/30 House bank-ins held.
DISABILITY INSURANCE; SERVICE COVERAGE 1/12 referred to House bank-ins.
H2232: COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM

If a commercial insurer owed the insured unearned premium, the insurer is required to either mail the notice of cancellation and refund of unearned premium together or mail them separately if both are mailed to the insured at least 45 days before the effective date of the cancellation.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2232 Daily History  Date Action
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 3/14 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Brophy McGee.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 3/14 from Senate rules okay.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 3/13 to Senate consent calendar.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 3/8 from Senate fin do pass.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 2/20 referred to Senate fin.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 2/8 passed House 45-14; ready for Senate.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 2/7 House COW approved.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 1/31 from House rules okay.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 1/30 stricken from House consent calendar by Livingston.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 1/30 to House consent calendar.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 1/23 from House bank-ins do pass.
COMMERCIAL CANCELLATION; NOTICE; UNEARNED PREMIUM 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2279: INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS

The requirements for fees to be exempt from the prohibition on insurance producers charging or receiving any fee or service charge in addition to the premium are modified, including by prohibiting the fee or service charge from duplicating or increasing any fee or service charge included in the insurer's rate filing. The Dept is authorized to order an insurance producer to refund all or part of a fee or service charge that the Dept determines failed to comply with the requirements. Insurance producers are prohibited from charging or receiving any fee or service charge in connection with the transaction of life, annuity, long-term care or Medicare supplement insurance. Contains a legislative intent section. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2279 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 3/14 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 3/9 from Senate fin with amend #4687.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 3/8 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 2/20 referred to Senate fin.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 2/9 House COW approved with amend #4011. Passed House 57-1; ready for Senate.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 2/7 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 2/6 to House COW consent calendar.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 1/23 from House bank-ins with amend #4011.
INSURANCE; FEES; INSURANCE PRODUCERS 1/17 referred to House bank-ins.
H2329: VEHICLE INSURANCE; RENEWAL; FEES; DPS

On the renewal of a semiannual motor vehicle liability policy, the Department of Insurance is required to charge the insured a fee in an amount determined by the Director, to be deposited in the Arizona Highway Patrol Fund. The total amount of the fees is required to cover the projected annual budget for the highway patrol division of the Department of Public Safety. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2329 Daily History  Date Action
VEHICLE INSURANCE; RENEWAL; FEES; DPS 1/23 referred to House bank-ins.
H2333: PATIENT REFERRAL INDUCEMENTS; UNLAWFUL COMPENSATION

It is unlawful for any person, including any health care provider, health care facility or structured sober living home to offer or pay, or to solicit or receive, any commission or bonus to induce the referral of patients or patronage to or from a health care provider, health care facility or structured sober living home. Some exceptions. Violations are a class 3 (mid-level) felony if the consideration has a value of $1,000 or more, a class 4 (lower mid-level) felony if the consideration has a value of more than $100 but less than $1,000, and a class 6 (lowest) felony if the consideration has a value of $100 or less.

First sponsor: Rep. Campbell


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2333 Daily History  Date Action
PATIENT REFERRAL INDUCEMENTS; UNLAWFUL COMPENSATION 1/23 referred to House jud-pub safety.
H2355: MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION

Adds an article of statute to Title 20 (Insurance) regulating mutual holding company reorganization. Requires the Director of the Department of Insurance to approve reorganization plans. Establishes requirements for the contents of reorganization plans and a process for plan review and approval, including a hearing.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2355 Daily History  Date Action
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/22 from Senate com-pub safety with amend #4809.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/20 Senate com-pub safety amended; report awaited.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/8 further referred to Senate com-pub safety.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/20 referred to Senate rules only.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/16 passed House 57-1; ready for Senate.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/14 from House rules okay.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/13 to House consent calendar.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/7 from House bank-ins do pass.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/6 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 1/26 referred to House bank-ins.
H2378: DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION

Dispensing opticians and optical establishments are not required to be licensed and must post in a conspicuous location a sign that states "optical services offered by (dispensing optician's or optical establishment's name) are not regulated by this state." Various statutes relating to the licensing of dispensing opticians are repealed. Due to voter protection, one section of this legislation containing conforming changes only requires the affirmative vote of at least 3/4 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Rep. Mosley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2378 Daily History  Date Action
DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION 2/7 House com held.
DISPENSING OPTICIANS; REPEAL OF REGULATION 2/2 referred to House com.
H2386: INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS

For the purpose of statutes requiring the Department of Insurance to approve certain insurance forms, "advertising matter" and "sales material" do not include a specified list of materials, including web pages and web banner advertisements and social media sites and content, and those materials are not required to be filed. AS PASSED HOUSE.

First sponsor: Rep. Livingston


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2386 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 3/21 from Senate rules okay.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 3/20 to Senate consent calendar.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 3/15 from Senate fin do pass.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/27 referred to Senate fin.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/21 passed House 51-7; ready for Senate.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/20 House COW approved with floor amend #4352.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/14 stricken from House consent calendar by Livingston.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/14 from House rules okay.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/13 to House consent calendar.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/7 from House bank-ins do pass.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 2/6 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
INSURANCE; ADVERTISING; FILING REQUIREMENTS 1/31 referred to House bank-ins.
H2401: HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

No later than 12 months after the effective date of this legislation, a health care entity that does not provide certain health care services based on the entity's religious beliefs is required to adopt a policy that provides a complete list of health care services that the entity will not provide to patients, before treatment is initiated, and the patient or patient's representative must acknowledge receipt of the notice. No later than 18 months after the effective date of this legislation, group health plan providers and health insurers are required to provide enrollees with a list of any health care entity within the provider's or insurer's network that does not provide certain health care services based on religious beliefs.

First sponsor: Rep. Powers Hannley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2401 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS; RELIGIOUS BELIEFS 2/7 referred to House hel.
H2522: HEALTH INSURANCE; INTERSTATE PURCHASE

Health and disability insurers that issue policies, contracts, plans, coverages or evidences of coverage and that hold a certificate of authority in another state are authorized to issue health or sickness insurance in Arizona, and a person is permitted to purchase a policy, contract, plan, coverage or evidence of coverage if the insurer provides evidence to the Department of Insurance that the insurer is subject to the jurisdiction of another state's insurance department and is required to maintain financial reserves of not less than the amount required in Arizona. Any policy, contract, plan, coverage or evidence of coverage issued under these provision must meet the benefit requirements of Arizona. Severability clause.

First sponsor: Rep. Cobb


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

H2522 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH INSURANCE; INTERSTATE PURCHASE 2/14 referred to House bank-ins.
S1047: MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION

The statutory life of the Board of Medical Student Loans is extended four years to July 1, 2021. Retroactive to July 1, 2017.

First sponsor: Sen. Kavanagh


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1047 Daily History  Date Action
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 3/20 to House consent calendar.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 3/2 from House hel do pass.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 2/27 referred to House hel.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 2/2 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 1/30 to Senate consent calendar.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 1/25 from Senate appro do pass.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 1/24 Senate appro do pass; report awaited.
MEDICAL STUDENT LOANS; BOARD; CONTINUATION 1/11 referred to Senate appro.
S1081: MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION

Adds an article of statute to Title 20 (Insurance) regulating mutual holding company reorganization. An Arizona domiciled mutual insurer is authorized to reorganize into a mutual holding company. Requires the Director of the Department of Insurance and at least 2/3 of "eligible members" (defined) to approve reorganization plans. Establishes requirements for the contents of reorganization plans and a process for plan review and approval, including a public hearing. AS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1081 Daily History  Date Action
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/14 signed by governor. Chap. 9, Laws 2017.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/9 passed House 59-0; ready for governor.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/8 House COW approved.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/7 Stricken from House consent calendar by Epstein.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 3/6 from House rules okay. To House consent calendar.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/27 from House bank-ins do pass.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/27 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/20 referred to House bank-ins.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/13 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/9 Senate COW approved with amend #4052 and the rules tech amendment.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/7 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/2 from Senate fin with amend #4052.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 2/1 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
MUTUAL HOLDING COMPANY REORGANIZATION 1/17 referred to Senate fin.
S1111: VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS

For motor vehicle liability insurance policies that are issued or renewed beginning on June 1, 2018, the minimum amounts of coverage required are increased to $25,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in any one accident, from $15,000, to $50,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in any one accident, from $30,000, and to $25,000 because of injury to or destruction of property of others in any one accident, from $10,000. Does not apply to a policy issued to a person with a valid certificate of self-insurance or partial self-insurance. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Brophy McGee


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1111 Daily History  Date Action
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/28 referred to House bank-ins.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/23 passed Senate 18-12; ready for House.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/20 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4357.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/6 to Senate consent calendar. Stricken from Senate consent calendar by Farnsworth D.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 2/1 from Senate trans-tech do pass.
VEHICLE LIABILITY INSURANCE; MINIMUM LIMITS 1/18 referred to Senate trans-tech.
S1134: PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION

A person that sells, delivers or disposes of a narcotic or other controlled substance, a prescription-only drug or device, a nonprescription drug, a precursor chemical, or a restricted chemical within or into the state of Arizona is required to hold a valid Board of Pharmacy-issued permit. Violations are subject to disciplinary action by the Board, including a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1134 Daily History  Date Action
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 3/21 from House rules okay.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 3/9 from House hel with amend #4714.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 3/9 House hel amended; report awaited.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 2/27 referred to House hel.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 2/14 passed Senate 25-5; ready for House.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 2/13 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4187.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 2/9 retained on Senate COW calendar.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 2/2 retained on Senate COW calendar.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/31 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Lesko.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/31 from Senate rules okay.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/30 to Senate consent calendar.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/26 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/25 Senate hel-hu ser do pass; report awaited.
PHARMACY BOARD; REQUIRED PERMITTING; VIOLATION 1/18 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1169: INSURANCE; AUTO GLASS COVERAGE

Automobile insurance coverage for the repair or replacement of the glass used in the windshield, doors and windows and the glass, plastic or other material used in the lights of a motor vehicle may be subject to a deductible offered by the insurer and selected by the insured. Effective January 1, 2019.

First sponsor: Sen. Fann


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1169 Daily History  Date Action
INSURANCE; AUTO GLASS COVERAGE 1/31 Senate trans-tech held.
INSURANCE; AUTO GLASS COVERAGE 1/23 referred to Senate fin, trans-tech.
S1269: PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE

A licensed pharmacist is authorized to dispense a one-time emergency refill of each prescription of a noncontrolled medication used to treat an ongoing medical condition if a list of specified conditions is met. The amount of medication dispensed as an emergency refill cannot exceed a 30-day supply for medications that are prepackaged in a form that prohibits the pharmacist from dispensing a lesser supply, or a 7-day supply for all other medications. The pharmacy is required to maintain a record of any emergency refill dispensed for at least one year, which must contain specified information. A licensed pharmacist who has completed a course of training is authorized to prescribe and administer oral fluoride varnish or tobacco cessation drug therapies pursuant to rules adopted by the Board of Pharmacy. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1269 Daily History  Date Action
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/21 from House rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/20 to House consent calendar.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 3/9 from House hel do pass.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/27 referred to House hel.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/20 passed Senate 29-0; ready for House.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/16 Senate COW approved with floor amend #4299 amd #4300.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/7 stricken from Senate consent calendar by Barto.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/7 from Senate rules okay.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/6 to Senate consent calendar.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 2/2 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
PHARMACISTS; SCOPE OF PRACTICE 1/25 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1319: TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS

Deletes the requirement that telemedicine audio and visual capability meets the elements required by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

First sponsor: Sen. Montenegro


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1319 Daily History  Date Action
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/28 referred to House hel.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/23 passed Senate 30-0; ready for House.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/20 to Senate consent calendar.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 2/16 from Senate hel-hu ser do pass.
TELEMEDICINE; AUDIO VISUAL REQUIREMENTS 1/26 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1321: DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING

The Department of Insurance is required to produce a report on "surprise billing" (defined) by January 1, 2018 and submit the report to the Governor and the Legislature. Information that must be included in the report is specified. The Dept is authorized to contract with one or more entities to produce the report. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Bowie


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1321 Daily History  Date Action
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 3/14 from House bank-ins do pass.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 3/13 House bank-ins do pass; report awaited.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 3/6 referred to House bank-ins.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 3/2 passed Senate 28-0; ready for House.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 2/27 Senate COW approved with amend #4254 and floor amend #4605.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 2/23 retained on Senate COW calendar.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 2/21 from Senate rules okay.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 2/16 from Senate fin with amend #4254.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 2/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
DOI; REPORT; SURPRISE BILLING 1/26 referred to Senate fin.
S1398: TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE

Beginning on January 1, 2019, expands the list of health care services that health and disability insurance policies or contracts executed or renewed on or after January 1, 2018 are required to provide coverage for to include urology, if those services are provided through "telemedicine" (defined as the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for diagnosis, consultation or treatment) and if the service would be covered were it provided through in-person consultation.

First sponsor: Sen. Griffin


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1398 Daily History  Date Action
TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE 2/8 Senate hel-hu ser held.
TELEMEDICINE; UROLOGY; INSURANCE COVERAGE 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1436: PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; DELIVERY; PRICING; APPEALS

Pharmacy benefits managers and other entities that administer prescription drug benefits cannot prohibit a contracted pharmacy from mailing or delivering prescriptions to patients. Pharmacy benefits managers and other entities that administer prescription drug benefits are required to establish a process to update the prescription drug prices used to reimburse a network pharmacy at least every seven days. Pharmacy benefits managers and other entities that administer prescription drug benefits are required to establish and make available a written appeals process that includes a process to appeal, investigate and resolve disputes regarding prescription drug pricing.

First sponsor: Sen. Barto


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1436 Daily History  Date Action
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; DELIVERY; PRICING; APPEALS 2/15 FAILED Senate hel-hu ser 3-4.
PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; DELIVERY; PRICING; APPEALS 1/31 referred to Senate hel-hu ser.
S1441: HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION (INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION)

Adds an article to Title 20 (Insurance) regulating out-of-network claim dispute resolution. An enrollee who has received a “surprise out-of-network bill” (defined) and who disputes the amount of the bill may seek arbitration of the bill if the amount the enrollee is responsible for is at least $1,000. If the enrollee requests arbitration, the enrollee is required to participate in an informal settlement teleconference and may participate in the arbitration, and the health care provider and the health insurer are required to participate in an informal settlement teleconference and the arbitration. The Department of Insurance is required to develop a simple, fair, efficient and cost-effective arbitration procedure for surprise out-of-network bill disputes and specify time frames, standards and other details of the arbitration proceeding. The Dept is required to contract with one or more entities to provide qualified arbitrators, and Dept staff are prohibited from serving as arbitrators. Establishes requirements for the arbitration process and qualifications for arbitrators. Does not apply to noncovered health care services, limited benefit coverage or charges for health care services or durable medical equipment subject to a direct payment agreement. Effective January 1, 2019. AS PASSED SENATE.

First sponsor: Sen. Lesko


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1441 Daily History  Date Action
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/21 from House bank-ins with amend #4797.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/13 House bank-ins held.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/2 referred to House bank-ins.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 3/1 passed Senate 25-5; ready for House.
HEALTH INSURERS; CLAIMS; ARBITRATION 2/28 Senate COW approved with amend #4263, floor amend #4628 and the rules tech amendment. NOTE SHORT TITLE CHANGE.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/27 from Senate rules with a technical amendment.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/16 from Senate fin with amend #4263.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 2/15 Senate fin amended; report awaited.
INSURERS; HEALTH PROVIDERS; CLAIMS; MEDIATION 1/31 referred to Senate fin.
S1445: VLT; REGISTRATION FEES; GAS TAX

Establishes a semiannual motor vehicle liability insurance policy fee that insurers are required to pay to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) for every vehicle insured under a motor vehicle liability insurance policy. The fee is in an amount determined by the Director of DPS using a specified calculation in order to cover the required expenses of the DPS Highway Patrol for the next fiscal year, and must be deposited in the Arizona Highway Patrol Fund (AHP Fund). Imposes a fee on any vehicle that does not rely exclusively for propulsion on a source of fuel subject to a motor fuel tax, in an amount that the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) estimates is the average amount of motor fuel taxes paid by an average vehicle during the current fiscal year. Establishes a tax on natural gas in any form that is used in the propulsion of vehicles on public streets, roads and highways, in an amount determined by ADOT using a specified calculation so that the amount of the tax paid is as nearly as equivalent as possible to the tax that would be paid if the vehicle used motor fuel or use fuel. Adds a vehicle license tax rate of an unspecified amount (blank in original) for the first 12 months of the life of a vehicle, and an unspecified amount (blank in original) for each succeeding 12-month period, both for the AHP Fund. Due to a potential increase in state revenue, this legislation requires the affirmative vote of at least 2/3 of the members of each house of the Legislature for passage.

First sponsor: Sen. Worsley


 

For Vote Analysis:

Support
Oppose
Neutral

S1445 Daily History  Date Action
VLT; REGISTRATION FEES; GAS TAX 1/31 referred to Senate fin, appro.