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Health & Science - March 15 2019

FL House and Senate Approves SB 182

The FLORIDA House and Senate approve SB 182, which would allow patients to smoke medical marijuana. It moves to Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who pushed the measure and is expected to sign it right away (MIAMI HERALD).

MT Governor Vetoes SB 54

MONTANA Gov. Steve Bullock (D) vetoes SB 54, which would have aligned Treasure State law with less-stringent federal regulations on health-insurance arrangements among a group of related businesses (KPAX.COM [MISSOULA]).

MN Senate Approves Proposal

The MINNESOTA Senate approves a proposal to extend for three years the Gopher State health coverage reinsurance program, which allows the state to absorb some expenses of private health insurers to offset the cost of care for some claims they cover. It moves to the Senate (TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS).

AZ Governor Signs SB 1109

ARIZONA Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signs SB 1109, which extends the current maximum time for having a short-term health coverage plan under state law from one year to three years. The law takes effect in June (ARIZONA REPUBIC [PHOENIX]).