HB17-1027

HB17-1027 - Remove Fund Repeal & Clarify Organ Donor Process

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the Emily Maureen Ellen Keyes organ and tissue donation awareness fund, and, in connection therewith, changing the name of the fund, extending the repeal date of the fund, requiring an annual report on the use of donated funds, clarifying that an organ and tissue donor designation is effective unless revoked by the donor, and making an appropriation.

Section 1 of the bill changes the name of the Emily Maureen Ellen Keyes organ and tissue donation awareness fund to the Emily Keyes - John W. Buckner organ and tissue donation awareness fund (fund). The bill clarifies that designation as an organ and tissue donor (donor) by an applicant for a driver's license, instruction permit, or license renewal remains in effect until revoked by the applicant. Section 1 also removes the repeal date of the fund and adds a requirement that the recipient of money from the fund (Donor Alliance, Inc.) must file an annual report with the department of revenue detailing the amounts and uses of all funds received. The report must be presented by the department of revenue at the hearing required by the State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act. Section 2 of the bill continues the option that allows applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or license renewal to donate to the fund and, if not already a donor, to volunteer to become a donor. Section 3 of the bill provides for an appropriation from the fund to the department of revenue for costs necessary to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: June 5, 2017
06/05/2017 - Governor Signed
05/02/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/01/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/01/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/11/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/10/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
04/07/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/06/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/21/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/16/2017 - Senate Committee on Finance Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/07/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
03/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/28/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
02/24/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/23/2017 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance