HB 160 - FINAL VERSION
HOUSE BILL 160
SPONSORS: Rep. Schleien, Hills. 37; Rep. Fisher, Belk. 9; Rep. Zaricki, Hills. 6; Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24; Rep. Fromuth, Hills. 7; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11
COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs
I. Adds certain conditions to the definition of "qualifying medical condition" for the purposes of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes law.
II. Deletes the requirement that a medical provider document how the injury affects activities of daily living.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
05/11/2017 1631s 17-0117
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
IX.(a)(1) "Qualifying medical condition'' means the presence of:
(A) Cancer, glaucoma, positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, ulcerative colitis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or one or more injuries or conditions that has resulted in one or more qualifying symptoms under subparagraph (B); and
(B) A severely debilitating or terminal medical condition or its treatment that has produced at least one of the following: elevated intraocular pressure, cachexia, chemotherapy-induced anorexia, wasting syndrome, agitation of Alzheimer's disease, severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects, constant or severe nausea, moderate to severe vomiting, seizures, or severe, persistent muscle spasms; or
(2) "Qualifying medical condition" also means:
(A) Moderate to severe chronic pain.
(B) Severe pain that has not responded to previously prescribed medication or surgical measures or for which other treatment options produced serious side effects.
(C) Moderate or severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
VI. The department shall provide each applicant and each approved qualifying patient and designated caregiver a statement with the registry identification card explaining current federal law on the possession of cannabis [and], that possession of a state registry identification card does not protect a person from federal criminal penalties, and that by using cannabis the qualifying patient may be subject to the denial of rights and privileges by federal agencies including, but not limited to, the loss of rights related to employment such as driving a commercial vehicle, the inability to pass a security clearance, and the right to own, possess, or purchase a firearm and/or ammunition. The statement shall be updated based on any relevant changes in federal law.
Approved: June 28, 2017
Effective Date: August 27, 2017
|Jan. 25, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 22, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
|April 11, 2017||Senate||Hearing|
|April 20, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|May 11, 2017||Senate||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 4, 2017||Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 2 P. 18|
|Jan. 25, 2017||Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 10:15 AM Representatives Hall|
|Feb. 22, 2017||Executive Session: 02/22/2017 10:00 AM LOB 205|
|March 8, 2017||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 03/08/2017 (Vote 9-8; RC)|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 8, 2017||FLAM # 2017-0681h (Rep. J. MacKay): AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 126|
|March 8, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendment 0681h: MA RC 302-46 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 126|
|March 9, 2017||Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9|
|April 11, 2017||Hearing: 04/11/2017, Room 101, LOB, 01:15 pm; SC 18|
|April 20, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1378s, 04/20/2017; SC 19|
|April 20, 2017||Committee Amendment # 2017-1378s, AA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|April 20, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved Laid on Table, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|April 20, 2017||Pending Motion, Ought to Pass with Amendment #2017-1378s; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|April 20, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved to Remove From Table, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|April 20, 2017||Sen. Bradley Moved to refer HB 160 back to Health and Human Services, MA, VV; 04/20/2017; SJ 14|
|May 11, 2017||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-1631s, 05/11/2017; SC 22|
|May 11, 2017||Committee Amendment # 2017-1631s, AA, VV; 05/11/2017; SJ 16|
|May 11, 2017||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2017-1631s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16|
|June 1, 2017||House Concurs with Senate Amendment 1631s (Rep. Kotowski): MA VV 06/01/2017 HJ 17 P. 2|
|June 8, 2017||Enrolled (In recess 06/08/2017); SJ 20|
|June 8, 2017||Enrolled 06/08/2017 HJ 18 P. 9|
|June 28, 2017||Signed by Governor Sununu 06/28/2017; Chapter 158; eff. 08/27/17|