Bill Details - HB359 (2019)

HB 359 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Mar2019... 0344h

2019 SESSION

19-0787

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 359

 

AN ACT relative to warning labels on prescription drugs containing opiates.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Loughman, Rock. 21; Rep. Gourgue, Straf. 25; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Griffith, Hills. 18; Rep. Muscatel, Graf. 12; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires any drug which contains an opiate dispensed by a health care provider or pharmacy to have a red sticker on the cap or dispenser and a warning label regarding the risks of the drug.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2019... 0344h 19-0787

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to warning labels on prescription drugs containing opiates.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Controlled Drugs Containing Opiates; Warning Label Required.  Amend RSA 318-B by inserting after section 16 the following new section:

318-B:16-a  Controlled Drugs Containing Opiates; Warning Label Required.  Any controlled drug containing opiates dispensed by a health care provider or pharmacy shall have a red sticker with the word "opioid" in easily legible font placed on the cap or dispenser and shall have a warning label disclosing that the drug is an opiate and explaining the risks of addiction and death.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 46
Jan. 23, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/23/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2019 09:30 am LOB 104
Feb. 6, 2019 Executive Session: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0344h (Vote 12-6; RC)
March 7, 2019 Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0344h for 03/07/2019 (Vote 12-6; RC) HC 14 P. 7
Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate
March 7, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0344h: AA VV 03/07/2019
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0344h: MA VV 03/07/2019
March 14, 2019 Introduced 03/14/2019 and Referred to Health and Human Services; SJ 9
March 26, 2019 Hearing: 03/26/2019, Room 101, LOB, 02:00 pm; SC 15

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote
March 26, 2019 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB359 Revision: 4568 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 1:07 p.m.
HB359 Revision: 5453 Date: March 7, 2019, 11:48 a.m.