Bill Details - HB695 (2019)

HB 695 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0735

01/04

 

HOUSE BILL 695

 

AN ACT relative to transparency of nonprofit patient advocacy organizations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires nonprofit organizations advocating on behalf of patients or that fund medical research to compile a report relative to payments received from certain manufacturers and carriers.  The nonprofit organization shall post the report on its Internet website or file it with the insurance commissioner.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0735

01/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to transparency of nonprofit patient advocacy organizations.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Transparency of Nonprofit Patient Advocacy Organizations.  Amend RSA 400-A by inserting after section 30 the following new section:

400-A:30-a  Transparency of Nonprofit Patient Advocacy Organizations.  

I.  On or before January 1 of each year, a nonprofit organization which is tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that advocates on behalf of patients or funds medical research in New Hampshire and has received a payment, donation, subsidy or anything else of value from a pharmaceutical manufacture, health insurance carrier, or pharmacy benefit manager, or a trade or advocacy group for pharmaceutical manufactures, health insurance carrier, or pharmacy benefit managers during the immediately preceding calendar year shall compile a report which includes:

(a)  For each such contribution, the amount of the contribution and the pharmaceutical manufacturer, affiliated third party, pharmacy benefit manager or group that provided the payment, donation, subsidy, or other contribution;  

(b)  The percentage of the total gross income of the organization during the immediately preceding calendar year attributable to payments, donations, subsidies, or other contributions from each pharmaceutical manufacturer, health insurance carrier, pharmacy benefit manager, or group; and

(c)  A disclosure that the nonprofit organization has received a payment, donation, subsidy, or other contribution from a pharmaceutical manufacture, health insurance carrier, pharmacy benefit manager, or group when testifying, lobbying, or otherwise engaging with a member of the New Hampshire house of representatives or senate.

II.  The nonprofit organization shall post the report on the Internet website that is maintained by the nonprofit organization and accessible to the public.  If the nonprofit organization does not maintain an Internet website that is accessible to the public, the nonprofit organization shall submit the report complied pursuant to paragraph I to the insurance commissioner.

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

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 26
March 5, 2019 Public Hearing: 03/05/2019 10:30 am LOB 302
March 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/06/2019 08:30 am LOB 302
March 8, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 03/08/2019 09:00 am LOB 302-304
March 8, 2019 Executive Session: 03/08/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302-304
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0761h (Vote 18-2; CC)
March 19, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0761h for 03/19/2019 (Vote 18-2; CC) HC 16 P. 6

Action Dates

Date Body Type
March 5, 2019 House Hearing
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
March 8, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 19, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB695 Revision: 4986 Date: Jan. 17, 2019, 2:38 p.m.