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 Bill Status of HB0349  101st General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Linda Chapa LaVia, Sonya M. Harper, Elizabeth Hernandez, Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer and Daniel Didech

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Drug and Sharps Waste Stewardship Act. Directs the Environmental Protection Agency to administer a drug and sharps waste stewardship program. Provides that the State Board of Pharmacy is to guide and advise the Agency in its administration of the program. Requires covered entities to provide lists of covered and not covered products to the State Board and to implement stewardship plans. Requires stewardship plans to be submitted to the Agency for review and acceptance. Requires that all counties have at least one collection site for unused drugs and sharps per 50,000 people, and no fewer than 5 such collection sites. Requires counties that do not have the necessary number of collection sites to establish a mail-back program, or alternative collection program for covered products, or both. Imposes an administrative fee on covered entities. Provides penalties for covered entities that fail to comply with the provisions of the Act. Creates the Drug and Sharps Stewardship Fund and the Drug and Sharps Stewardship Penalty Account within the Fund. Directs the Agency to post lists of compliant covered entities on its website. Exempts stewardship programs already in existence under local ordinances at the time the Act takes effect from the Act's provisions, but provides that those entities with programs that are not within the Act's purview are not to receive any monetary support from the Drug and Sharps Stewardship Fund or the Drug and Sharps Stewardship Penalty Account. Exempts confidential proprietary information from public disclosure by the Agency.

DateChamber Action
  1/14/2019HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  1/14/2019HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2019HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/5/2019HouseAssigned to Consumer Protection Committee
  2/13/2019HouseChief Sponsor Changed to Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  2/13/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  3/5/2019HouseRe-assigned to Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
  3/26/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sonya M. Harper
  3/29/2019HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  4/2/2019HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  5/21/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer
  6/2/2020HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel Didech
  1/13/2021HouseSession Sine Die

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