October 22 - Election Preview
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MA Senate Approves HB 4539
The MASSACHUSETTS Senate approves HB 4539 , so-called “red flag” legislation that would allow the temporary removal of firearms from people considered a danger to themselves or others. The measure returns to the...
HEALTH & SCIENCE IN RI
The city of Providence, RHODE ISLAND announces a plan to make the city’s 12 fire stations places where residents can go to be connected to substance abuse treatment and counseling. The plan is modeled after a similar...
Health In MO
Health officials in MISSOURI say they will now allow anyone on Medicaid with hepatitis C to receive the medication that cures the disease. The Show Me State had previously said it would not cover the treatment. The reversal led to the...
NY Governor Signs AB 7006
NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 7006 , which adds post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of medical conditions legal to treat with marijuana. The Empire State becomes the 28 th to legalize medicinal weed to treat...
California Approves SB 562
The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 562 , which would implement a single-payer health care system in the Golden State. It moves to the Assembly (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
California Approves AB 402
The CALIFORNIA Senate...
California Signs SB 999
CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 999 , a bill that requires public and private health plans to cover and dispense hormonal birth control for up to 12 months (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).
California Signs AB 1668
Health In Michigan
The MICHIGAN House and Senate approve a package of bills to regulate the medical marijuana industry: HB 4209 , which would impose a 3 percent tax on dispensaries as well as creating a licensing system for growers, dispensaries, patients...
Health & Science In NJ
The NEW JERSEY Assembly fails to override Gov. Chris Christie’s (R) veto of SB 2360, a bill that would have required local police to be notified if a person who had once been involuntarily committed for psychiatric...
Health In MI
MICHIGAN Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signs SB 152, which requires amateur mixed martial arts fighters to undergo pre-fight medical exams similar to those used with professional fighters, including testing for blood-borne diseases and drugs and...