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Health & Science - February 11 2019

AR House Approves HB 1176

The ARKANSAS House approves HB 1176, which would set minimum standards for breast milk sharing programs and encourage nonprofits to launch depositories and banks for human breast milk. It moves to the Senate (ARKANSAS GAZETTE-TIMES [LITTLE ROCK]).

UT Senate Approves SB 96

The UTAH Senate approves SB 96, legislation that would limit eligibility under voter-approved Medicaid expansion to those at no more than 100 percent of the federal poverty line. The expansion ballot measure voters endorsed would match the federal eligibility standard of 138 percent of the federal poverty line. The measure moves to the House (SALT LAKE TRIBUNE).

VA House Approves HB 2748

The VIRGINIA House approves HB 2748, which would raise the legal smoking age in the Old Dominion to 21. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).

ID Supreme Court Rejects

The IDAHO Supreme Court rejects a lawsuit claiming a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid is unconstitutional (BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO).