Bill Text - SB117 (2013)

(2nd New Title) establishing a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.


Revision: June 10, 2013, midnight

SB 117-FN – VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

03/07/13 0523s

8May2013… 1311h

6/6/13 1989EBA

2013 SESSION

13-0957

01/09

SENATE BILL 117-FN

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

SPONSORS: Sen. Soucy, Dist 18

COMMITTEE: Commerce

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill establishes a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

03/07/13 0523s

8May2013… 1311h

6/6/13 1989EBA

13-0957

01/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

2 Membership and Compensation.

I. The members of the committee shall be as follows:

(a) Three members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.

(b) One member of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate.

II. The committee shall solicit information from the following:

(a) The insurance department.

(b) The department of administrative services.

(c) The pharmacy board.

(d) The New Hampshire Medical Society.

(e) The New Hampshire Nurses’ Association.

(f) A large pharmacy chain.

(g) An independent pharmacy.

(h) A pharmacy benefit manager who neither is employed by a pharmacy nor has any ownership interest in a pharmacy.

(i) A private employer that utilizes the services of a pharmacy benefit manager.

III. Members of the committee shall receive mileage at the legislative rate when attending to the duties of the committee.

3 Duties. The committee shall study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers. The committee’s study shall include, but not be limited to, whether pharmacy benefits managers should be regulated by the state and how and when the regulation should be implemented.

4 Chairperson; Quorum. The members of the study committee shall elect a chairperson from among the members. The first meeting of the committee shall be called by the first-named house member. The first meeting of the committee shall be held within 45 days of the effective date of this section. Three members of the committee shall constitute a quorum.

5 Report. The committee shall report its findings and any recommendations for proposed legislation to the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, the house clerk, the senate clerk, the governor, and the state library on or before November 1, 2013.

6 Effective Date. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

LBAO

13-0957

Amended 05/13/13

SB 117 FISCAL NOTE

AN ACT establishing a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefits managers.

FISCAL IMPACT:

    The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill, as amended by the House (Amendment #2013-1311h), will have no fiscal impact on state, county or local revenue and expenditures.

METHODOLOGY:

      The Office of Legislative Budget Assistant states this bill establishes a committee to study the regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, and therefore will have no fiscal impact.

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