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Georgia General Assembly > Legislation
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Representative Sharon Cooper
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2017-2018 Regular Session
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Authored Legislation    Other Legislation
 
HB 154Dental hygienists; perform certain functions under general supervision; authorize
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 360Prescription drugs; expedited partner therapy for patients with venereal diseases; provisions
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Mar/01/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
HB 402Nurse Licensure Compact; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 426Nurses; number of advanced practice registered nurses which can enter into a protocol agreement with delegating physician; provide exception
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 519Insurance; health benefit plans; utilize certain clinical review criteria to establish step therapy protocols; require
 HC:  InsSC: H&HS
 Status: Mar/01/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
HB 635Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act; at-risk adult protection investigative/coordinating teams; provide establishment
 HC:  HumRSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/02/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 747Medical assistance; Medicaid recipients receive unrestricted access to hemophilia medications; provide
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 799Insurance; certain requirements for out of network hospitals prior to post-stabilization care; provide
 HC:  InsSC: 
 Status: Feb/05/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 895Crimes and offenses; sale to and by minors of drug products containing dextromethorphan; prohibit
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HR 111Self-Care Month; February, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 114Physician's Day at the capitol; January 25, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 126Type 1 Diabetes Day at the capitol; March 16, 2017; recognize; Georgia residents Type 1 Diabetes; families educate and advocate; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 128Boy Scout Day at the capitol; March 1, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 129Resurgens Orthopaedics Advocacy Day; March 1, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 167Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; therapy dogs; "Canines For Kids"; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/01/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 170State agencies; work toward increasing research, clinical care, and medical education for myalgic encephalomyelitis; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2017 - House Passed/Adopted
HR 240Joint Study Committee on Reforming HIV Related Criminal Laws; create
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HR 324Georgia State University's Advanced Health Policy Institute; instructors; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/16/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 325Lupus Awareness Day at the capitol; March 9, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/16/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 454Endometriosis Awareness Month at the capitol; March, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 769Watson, Dr. Gil; 23 years of dedicated service; Northside United Methodist Church; retirement; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 903Ettel, Ed and Mary; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/19/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 978Georgia State University's Legislative Health Policy Certificate Program and Advanced Health Policy Institute; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 986Georgia Stop The Bleed Day at the state capitol; February 14, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1058Resurgens Orthopaedics Advocacy Day at the state capitol; February 21, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/06/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1073Self-Care Month; February, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/06/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1166State of Georgia Council on Respiratory Health Promotion; support creation
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Feb/20/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 1292Georgia Alzheimer's and Related Dementia Advisory Council; study providing access to quality long-term care for individuals with Alzheimer's; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/19/2018 - House Passed/Adopted
HR 1363United States Congress; amend Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II drug; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/15/2018 - House Passed/Adopted
HR 1408Hemophilia of Georgia Day at the state capitol; March 6, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1413Flynn, Marietta Police Chief Dan; 2017-2018 Georgia Police Chief of the Year; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/01/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1431House Study Committee on Healthy Housing; create
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Mar/12/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 1517House Rural Development Council; solicit input from independent physicians on increasing burdens and financial visibility; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/15/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 1536National PTA; commend for their efforts to address dangers of e-cigarettes; urge local efforts to continue to address such dangers
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Mar/21/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HR 1537House Study Committee on Nursing Home Quality Assessment; create
 HC:  HumRSC: 
 Status: Mar/15/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 1582Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) Awareness Month at the state capitol; March, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/15/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1710Waugh, Evelyn; receiving the Master in the ART of Nursing: The Healers Among Us award; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HB 157Medical advertising; certain certifying organizations; revise certain criteria
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/01/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 165Medical practice; maintenance of certification shall not be required; provide
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 166Jury duty; operators of family child care learning homes; provide exemption
 HC:  JuvJSC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HB 198Elementary and secondary education; influenza vaccine; provide information
 HC:  EdSC: ED&Y
 Status: Apr/27/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 210Health; certain specimen collection stations and blood banks are not considered clinical laboratories; provide
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 213Crimes and offenses; sale, manufacture, delivery, or possession of fentanyl within the prohibition of trafficking certain drugs; include
 HC:  JudyNCSC: JUDY
 Status: Jan/08/2018 - Senate Recommitted
HB 263Social services; dental services for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids recipients; provisions
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/09/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 427Physicians and Health Care Practitioners for Rural Areas Assistance Act; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 637Interstate Medical Licensure Compact; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/08/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 701State employment; drug testing; allow testing for all forms of opioids
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/02/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 733Health; service cancelable loan program for certain health professionals in areas lacking in mental health services; expand
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Jan/29/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 782Crimes and offenses; provisions relating to permissible users with access to prescription drug monitoring program data base; revise
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Mar/23/2018 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HB 803Crimes and offenses; trafficking a disabled adult, elder person, or resident; prohibit
 HC:  JudyNCSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/03/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 837Law enforcement; statewide uniformity in policies concerning law enforcement contact with sexual assault victims; provisions
 HC:  JudyNCSC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 841Sales and use tax; sales of tangible personal property to organ procurement organizations from sales and use tax; exempt
 HC:  W&MSC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 914Revenue and taxation; provide definitions; provisions
 HC:  JudySC: 
 Status: Feb/15/2018 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HB 915Professions and businesses; regulation and licensure of bodywork therapists; provisions
 HC:  RegISC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 954Property; retaliation by landlord against a tenant for taking certain actions; prohibit
 HC:  JudySC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 109Skin Cancer Awareness Day at the capitol; January 31, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 199Law enforcement officers and prosecutors; protection of Georgia's vulnerable adult population; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 355Community Service Boards Day at the capitol; February 23, 2017; recognize; Georgia's Community Service Boards; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/21/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 364Pornography; creating a public health crisis; recognize need for education
 HC:  JudySC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - House Second Readers
HR 367"Community Health Centers Day"; February 24, 2017; recognize; Georgia Association for Primary Health Care; 40th anniversary; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 376Cervical Cancer Prevention Day at the capitol; February 24, 2017; recognize; awareness of cervical cancer prevention and the availability of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination to parents and children of the State of Georgia; promote
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/22/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 716Judge, Jason Michael; outstanding academic and athletic career; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/24/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 767Importance of vaccinations; prevent Neisseria meningitidis; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 768Atrial Fibrillation Day at the capitol; May 17, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 794Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Alert Day at the capitol; June 20, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/28/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 953Georgia Primary Care Association; Community Health Centers Day; February 1, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/25/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 995Georgia's Community Service Boards; Community Service Boards Day at the state capitol; February 27, 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1016Diabetes; necessity for education; recognize
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2018 - House Passed/Adopted
HR 1035Joiner, Lasa; retirement; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/01/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1059Type 1 Diabetes individuals; those who support and advocate for them; Type 1 Diabetes Day at the state capitol; March 15, 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/06/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1074Biggers, Dr. Edith; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/06/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1100Georgia Rural Health Association; Rural Health Day at the state capitol; March 1, 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/08/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1130Skin Cancer Awareness Day at the state capitol; March 14, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/12/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1194House Study Committee on Retrospective Emergency Room Policies; create
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/29/2018 - House Passed/Adopted
HR 1321House Study Committee on High Risk Exposure to HIV and Hepatitis B and C; create
 HC:  SRulesSC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 1353Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Alert Day at the state capitol; June 20, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/26/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1364Georgia Legislature; broaden eligibility and increase funding for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program; encourage
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/07/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HR 1375State of Georgia; advise all public and private schools to educate students and parents about the dangers of meningococcal disease; encourage
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/07/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported
HR 1381Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease Awareness Month at the state capitol; November 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/28/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1592Health insurers; provide coverage for less-addictive opioids and opioid addiction treatments to reduce the number of Georgians addicted to opioids; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/21/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
HB 30Controlled substances; add synthetic opioid to Schedule I
 HC:  JudyNCSC: 
 Status: Jan/11/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 697Sales and use tax; sale or use of tangible personal property to certain nonprofit health centers; extend exemption for five additional years
 HC:  W&MSC: FIN
 Status: Apr/02/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 872Insurance; require insurers to develop selection standards for provider participation; provisions
 HC:  InsSC: 
 Status: Feb/12/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 873Prescription Drug Benefits Freedom of Information and Consumer Protection Act; enact
 HC:  InsSC: 
 Status: Feb/12/2018 - House Second Readers
HB 909Health; designation of perinatal facilities; provisions
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/03/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HR 123Physical Therapy Day at the capitol; February 7, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/26/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 280Nation of Israel; cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and State of Georgia; commend
 HC:  IntCSC: 
 Status: Feb/16/2017 - House Second Readers
HR 436Nation of Israel; cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and State of Georgia; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/27/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 464House Study Committee on Infectious Disease Preparedness; create
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
HR 905Physician's Day at the state capitol; January 31, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/19/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1060Georgia Dental Association members; Georgia Dental Association Day at the state capitol; February 7, 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/06/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1675National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at the state capitol; March, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/23/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1694Leadership Cobb and the Leadership Cobb Class of 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/23/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HB 221Commerce and trade; powers of attorney to a uniform Act; update and conform provisions
 HC:  JudySC: JUDY
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 228Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Act; enact
 HC:  InsSC: 
 Status: Feb/07/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 391Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002; revise provisions
 HC:  JuvJSC: S JUDY
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 646Community Health, Department of; pilot program to provide coverage for bariatric surgical procedures; reinstate
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Feb/22/2018 - Senate Read and Referred
HB 647Community Health, Department of; pilot program to provide coverage for treatment and management of obesity; provide
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HB 743Jeremy Nelson and Nick Blakely Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act; enact
 HC:  EdSC: ED&Y
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - Senate Tabled
HB 818Insurance; health care provider shall choose the method of reimbursement by insurer; provide
 HC:  InsSC: I&L
 Status: Apr/03/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 1054Acworth, City of; adopt by reference a certain map
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: Apr/04/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HR 306Rural Health Day at the capitol; March 1, 2017; recognize; Georgia Rural Health Association; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/15/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 556Georgia Children & Youth Month; month of September; recognize; achievements and capabilities of young Georgians; celebrate
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Mar/09/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1013Georgia Society of Ophthalmology Day at the state capitol; February 14, 2018; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/31/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1019Nelson, Mr. W.T. "Chip"; retirement; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/01/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HB 161Drug related objects; employees of harm reduction organizations are not subject to certain offenses; provide
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
HB 577Marietta, City of; mayor pro tem, presiding officer, organizational meetings, and board of lights and waterworks; revise provisions
 HC:  IGCSC: SLGO
 Status: May/04/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 636Genetic Counselors Act; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: RI&Util
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - Senate Tabled
HB 769Health; recommendations from the House Rural Development Council; implement
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: Apr/06/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HR 73Physician's Day at the capitol; January 25, 2017; saluting physicians of Georgia; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/24/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 745House Study Committee on Surprise Insurance Gap Coverage; create
 HC:  InsSC: 
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Second Readers
HR 973Lupus Advocacy Day at the state capitol; March 1, 2018; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Jan/30/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1148Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Lights of Love event; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/13/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1167Shingles Awareness and Improvement Month; August; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1182Nation of Israel; cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and the State of Georgia; commend
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/14/2018 - House Read and Adopted
HB 241Cove's Law; enact
 HC:  H&HSSC: H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
HB 344Paternity; parties beyond movants in a child support case request a genetic test; allow
 HC:  JuvJSC: JUDY
 Status: Apr/05/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 419Fireworks; certain counties further regulate use or ignition; enable authority
 HC:  RegISC: PUB SAF
 Status: Apr/05/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 464Health; destination cancer hospitals; provisions
 HC:  GAffSC: 
 Status: Feb/24/2017 - House Second Readers
HB 831Georgia's Employment First Act; enact
 HC:  I&LSC: ED&T
 Status: Apr/03/2018 - House Sent to Governor
HB 983Domestic relations; medical review and evaluation on a third or subsequent allegation of child abuse; provide
 HC:  JuvJSC: 
 Status: Feb/23/2018 - House Second Readers
HR 440Sex Trafficking Awareness Day at the capitol; February 28, 2017; recognize
 HC:  SC: 
 Status: Feb/27/2017 - House Read and Adopted
HR 1376House Rural Development Council; solicit input from hospitals in the state on the financial conditions of such hospitals; urge
 HC:  H&HSSC: 
 Status: Mar/14/2018 - House Passed/Adopted
 
Other Legislation    Authored Legislation
 
SB 40Mental Health; transport certain mentally ill patients; authorization of emergency medical services personnel
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Mar/30/2017 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
SB 47Physicians; visiting sports teams' physicians; provide for licensure exemption; requirements; limitations; agreements with other states
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/08/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 81"Jeffrey Dallas Gay, Jr., Act."; opioid antagonists under conditions the state health officer may impose; provide state health officer may issue standing order permitting certain persons and entities to obtain
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Mar/15/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
SB 96Health; pronouncement of death by registered professional nurses; nursing homes and hospice care; authorize; county medical examiner's duties after notice of suspicious death; make a conforming change
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 106Pain Management Clinics; health care professionals who must be on-site; revise a provision
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 166"Nurse Licensure Compact"; Georgia Board of Nursing exercise certain powers with respect to compact; authorize
 SC: H&HSHC:  PS&HS
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
SB 193Positive Alternatives for Pregnancy and Parenting Grant Program; program mission and practice; revise
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 202Medical Assistance; increase in the personal needs allowance to be deducted from a nursing home resident's income; provide
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Mar/29/2018 - Senate Conference Committee Appointed
SB 242Advanced Practice Registered Nurses; delegating physician can enter into a protocol agreement at any one time for nurses; provide
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: May/09/2017 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
SB 325"Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act"; Georgia Composite Medical Board to administer the compact in this state; authorize
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Mar/27/2018 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
SB 422Clinical Laboratories; exempting pharmacists from provisions of said chapter when performing certain tests; provisions; change
 SC: H&HSHC:  H&HS
 Status: Apr/05/2018 - Senate Sent to Governor

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