The following action was taken on March 29 in the House on House bill HB1441 ("imported prescription drugs"): "Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee."
The Rules Committees is a powerful standing committee in the House controlled by the majority. All legislation is assigned to the Rules Committee as a kind of legislative filter that sorts the more-than-6,000 bills introduced each year. The committee considers the legislation and often assigns it to other committees in order to be heard by other lawmakers. Sometimes, legislation dies in the Rules Committee if the committee decides it does not merit further consideration.
In the event that a committee fails to report to the House on a bill by applicable deadlines, it is automatically re-referred to the Rules Committee according to House rule 19(a). This is what happened with this bill.
The bill, as it was introduced in the House by Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43) on Jan. 28, "creates the Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act," according to the General Assembly website.
The following house representatives also co-sponsored the bill: John Connor (D-85), Deb Conroy (D-46), Joyce Mason (D-61) and Sam Yingling (D-62).
The table below shows a history of actions for this bill through March 29.
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
State Mandates Fiscal Note Filed
Housing Affordability Impact Note Filed
Balanced Budget Note Filed
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
State Debt Impact Note Filed
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Filed
State Debt Impact Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Pension Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Land Conveyance Appraisal Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Judicial Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Housing Affordability Impact Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Home Rule Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Correctional Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Balanced Budget Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
State Mandates Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Fiscal Note Requested by Rep. Anna Moeller
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John Connor
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
Assigned to Prescription Drug Affordability & Accessibility Committee
Referred to Rules Committee
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Anna Moeller