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SB2278 SD2 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.
Report Title: Balance Billing; Surprise Billing; Prohibitions; Health Insurance; Nonparticipating Providers; Binding Arbitration
Description: Prohibits nonparticipating health care providers from balance billing patients in specific circumstances. Establishes rate calculation requirements for reimbursement of nonparticipating providers. Requires the insurance commissioner to refer certain disputes between insurers and non-participating providers to an independent dispute resolution entity for binding arbitration. Repeals 1/2/2025. Effective 1/2/2050. (HD1)
Companion:  HB2504
Package: None
Current Referral: HLT, CPC, FIN
Introducer(s): BAKER, S. Chang, English, Fevella, Keith-Agaran, Kim, Moriwaki, Nishihara, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi

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1/17/2020SIntroduced.
1/21/2020SPassed First Reading.
1/21/2020SReferred to CPH, JDC.
1/30/2020SThe committee(s) on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-04-20 9:30AM in conference room 229.
2/4/2020SThe committee(s) on CPH deferred the measure until 02-07-20 9:30AM in conference room 229.
2/7/2020SThe committee(s) on CPH deferred the measure until 02-11-20 10:15AM in conference room 229.
2/11/2020SThe committee(s) on CPH deferred the measure until 02-12-20 10:00AM in conference room 229.
2/12/2020SThe committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, S. Chang, Nishihara, L. Thielen, Wakai; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ruderman, Fevella.
2/14/2020SReported from CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2811) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2/14/2020SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2/21/2020SThe committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-25-20 12:30PM in conference room 016.
2/25/2020SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, J.Keohokalole, Kim; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Gabbard, Fevella.
2/28/2020SReported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3146) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
2/28/2020S48 Hrs. Notice 03-03-20.
3/3/2020SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
3/3/2020HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 184) in amended form (SD 2).
3/5/2020HPass First Reading
3/9/2020HReferred to HLT, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 36
3/9/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by HLT on Thursday, 03-12-20 9:00AM in House conference room Auditorium.
3/12/2020HThe committees on HLT recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 6 Ayes: Representative(s) Mizuno, B. Kobayashi, Nakamura, San Buenaventura, Say, Tokioka; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Belatti, Ward.
3/13/2020HReported from HLT (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1092-20) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to CPC.
3/13/2020HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on CPC with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Gates, McDermott, Thielen excused (3).
3/13/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by CPC on Monday, 03-16-20 2:00PM in House conference room 329.
3/16/2020HThis measure has been deleted from the meeting scheduled on Monday 03-16-20 2:00PM in conference room 329.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB2278 SD2 HD1






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
CPH 229 2/04/2020 9:30 AM View
CPH 229 2/07/2020 9:30 AM View
CPH 229 2/11/2020 10:15 AM View
CPH 229 2/12/2020 10:00 AM View
JDC 016 2/25/2020 12:30 PM View
HLT Auditorium 3/12/2020 9:00 AM View