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2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION TRACKER

Updated Weekly. Last Update:3/16/20 8:00 am

BILLS TO WATCH

Florida’s 60-day legislative session began on January 14th with an official end date of March 13th. However, this year, lawmakers have needed additional time to complete the budget. Senator Bill Galvano (R) is the sitting President of the Senate with Representative Jose R. Oliva sitting as Speaker of the House. Minority Leaders include Senator Audrey Gibson (D) and Representative Kionne McGhee (D), respectively. 

 

This session there were over 3000 bills up for consideration. Among these are bills concerning eye care, dental care, prescription insulin drugs, Medicaid expansion and Medicaid services among others. The vast majority of these bills failed, particularly many of those that would have increased access to care for the Floridians who need it.

 

Health care legislation always features prominently during session, including several threats and opportunities. Chief among the concerns for Florida Voices for Health are those bills that may impact access to health services for low- and middle-income Floridians.

 

Below are the outcomes for some of the health care bills we were tracking. 

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Senate Bills

SB 76 (2020) Transportation Disadvantaged
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00076
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 152 (2020) Dental Therapy
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00152
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 52 (2020) Medicaid Services
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00052
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


CS/SB 116 (2020) Prescription Insulin Drugs
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00116
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


CS/SB 1006 (2020) Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/01006
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 1526 (2020) Food Donation Programs
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/01526
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 1724 (2020) Health Care Regulations
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/01724
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 696 (2020) Prescription Drug Coverage
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00696
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 706 (2020) Insurance Coverage Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00706
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 820 (2020) Health Insurance Prior Authorization
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00820
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


SB 882 (2020) Heat Illness Prevention
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00882
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


CS/SB 870 (2020) Mental Health and Substance Abuse
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00870
        SENATE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

House Bills

HB 939 (2020) Insurance Coverage Parity for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00939
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 979 (2020) Dental Therapy
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00979
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 109 (2020) Prescription Insulin Drugs
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00109
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 125 (2020) Insurance Coverage for Hearing Aids for Children
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00125
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 373 (2020) Health Insurance Coverage
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00373
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 513 (2020) Heat Illness Prevention
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00513
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 561 (2020) Prescription Drug Coverage
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/00561
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 1229 (2020) Mental Health and Substance Abuse
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/01229
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration


HB 1293 (2020) Health Care Regulations
        http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/01293
        HOUSE - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration

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