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PA Bill Number: HB2310

Title: In emergency COVID-19 response, further

Description: An Act amending the act of April 9, 1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known as The Fiscal Code, in emergency COVID-19 response, further

Last Action: Signed in Senate

Last Action Date: Jul 11, 2024

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Proposed Federal Senate Legislation HB2646

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Legislation Overview

Title: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

Subject: Administrative remedies: Advisory bodies: Child health: Civil actions and liability: Congressional oversight: Department of Health and Human Services: Disability and health-based discrimination: Domestic violence and child abuse: Drug, alcohol, tobacco use: Education programs funding: Elementary and secondary education: Emergency medical services and trauma care: Executive agency funding and structure: Federal officials: Government information and archives: Government studies and investigations: Health care costs and insurance: Health care coverage and access: Health care quality: Health information and medical records: Health personnel: Health programs administration and funding: Health promotion and preventive care: Health technology, devices, supplies: Higher education: Home and outpatient care: Hospital care: Medicaid: Medical education: Medical research: Medicare: Mental health: National Institutes of Health (NIH): Preschool education: Prescription drugs: Public-private cooperation: Research administration and funding: Right of privacy: Social work, volunteer service, charitable organizations: Student records: First responders and emergency personnel: Law enforcement officers: Medical tests and diagnostic methods: Minority education: Minority health: Health

Description: Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015 This bill creates the position of Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to take over the responsibilities of the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Mental health programs are extended and training regarding mental health is expanded. SAMHSA must establish the National Mental Health Policy Laboratory and the Interagency Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institute of Mental Health to translate evidence-based interventions and the best available science into systems of care. Certain mental health care professional volunteers are provided liability protection. Pediatric mental health subspecialists are eligible for National Health Service Corps programs. An underserved population of children or a site for training in child psychiatry can be designated as a health professional shortage area. The protected health information of an individual with a serious mental illness may be disclosed to a caregiver under certain conditions. This bill amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSAct) to conditionally expand coverage of mental health services. Part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the SSAct is amended to require coverage of antidepressants and antipsychotics. If it will not increase Medicare spending, Medicare's 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services is eliminated. Health information technology activities and incentives are expanded to include certain mental health and substance abuse professionals and facilities. This bill restricts the lobbying and counseling activities of protection and advocacy systems for individuals with mental illness. These systems must focus on safeguarding the rights of individuals with mental illness to be free from abuse and neglect.

Session: 114th Congress

Last Action: Received in the Senate.

Last Action Date: July 7, 2016



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208 sponsors: Tim Murphy (R); Eddie Johnson (D); Vern Buchanan (R); Mario Diaz-Balart (R); Gus Bilirakis (R); Robert Dold (R); Frank Guinta (R); Mimi Walters (R); Brendan Boyle (D); Renee Ellmers (R); Jeff Denham (R); Juan Vargas (D); Candice Miller (R); Alcee Hastings (D); Ken Calvert (R); Devin Nunes (R); Duncan Hunter (R); Earl Blumenauer (D); Krysten Sinema (D); Richard Hudson (R); Gerald Connolly (D); John Katko (R); David McKinley (R); Ruben Hinojosa (D); Kevin Cramer (R); Jeff Fortenberry (R); Brett Guthrie (R); John Duncan (R); Leonard Lance (R); Charles Rangel (D); Brad Wenstrup (R); Ed Whitfield (R); Garland Barr (R); David Trott (R); Daniel Webster (R); Earl Carter (R); Richard Hanna (R); Marsha Blackburn (R); Mark Amodei (R); Eric Crawford (R); Joe Wilson (R); Martha McSally (D); Hakeem Jeffries (D); Karen Bass (D); Bobby Rush (D); David Roe (R); Collin Peterson (D); Lou Barletta (R); Timothy Walz (D); Bennie Thompson (D); Corrine Brown (D); David Joyce (R); Alan Lowenthal (D); Markwayne Mullin (R); Ami Bera (D); Doug LaMalfa (R); Chris Collins (R); Diane Black (R); Charles Fleischmann (R); Michael Doyle (D); Marcy Kaptur (D); Pete Olson (R); John Carter (R); Henry Cuellar (D); Peter Roskam (R); Larry Bucshon (R); Susan Brooks (R); Sean Duffy (R); James Sensenbrenner (R); Glenn Thompson (R); Bill Johnson (R); Trent Franks (R); Judy Chu (D); Brenda Lawrence (D); Christopher Gibson (R); Stacey Plaskett (D); Richard Nolan (D); Matt Salmon (R); Mike Coffman (R); Erik Paulsen (R); Mike Kelly (R); Bill Shuster (R); Ryan Costello (R); Michael Fitzpatrick (R); Charles Dent (R); Dan Benishek (R); Dina Titus (D); Martha Roby (R); Luke Messer (R); Michael Turner (R); Charles Boustany (R); Kristi Noem (R); Cynthia Lummis (R); Vicky Hartzler (R); John Mica (R); Tom Cole (R); Frank Lucas (R); Adam Kinzinger (R); Andy Harris (R); Steve Stivers (R); Christopher Smith (R); Keith Rothfus (R); Jackie Walorski (R); Denny Heck (D); Ted Lieu (D); Scott Peters (D); Mike Bishop (R); Bradley Byrne (R); Beto O'Rourke (D); Rodney Davis (R); Mike Quigley (D); Anna Eshoo (D); Tom Reed (R); Bill Huizenga (R); Eric Swalwell (D); Barbara Lee (D); Barbara Comstock (R); Billy Long (R); Mark DeSaulnier (D); Eleanor Norton (D); Suzanne Bonamici (D); Jaime Herrera Beutler (R); Carlos Curbelo (R); David Reichert (R); Patrick McHenry (R); Pedro Pierluisi (N); Pete Sessions (R); Steve Scalise (R); Steve Israel (D); Tom Price (R); Stephen Fincher (R); Elise Stefanik (R); Ander Crenshaw (R); Steve Chabot (R); David Schweikert (R); Peter King (R); David Rouzer (R); Brad Ashford (D); Michael Simpson (R); Chris Stewart (R); Edward Royce (R); Peter DeFazio (D); French Hill (R); Ryan Zinke (R); Chaka Fattah (D); Mike Pompeo (R); Greg Walden (R); Gregg Harper (R); Gregory Meeks (D); Sam Graves (R); Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R); David Young (R); Patrick Meehan (R); David Jolly (R); John Shimkus (R); Theodore Deutch (D); Blaine Luetkemeyer (R); Steve Cohen (D); Bob Goodlatte (R); Ralph Abraham (D); Tom Emmer (R); Thomas Rooney (R); Jackie Speier (D); Austin Scott (R); Frank LoBiondo (R); Steven Palazzo (R); Robert Hurt (R); Robert Brady (D); Darin LaHood (R); Dennis Ross (R); Reid Ribble (R); Rodney Frelinghuysen (R); Betty McCollum (D); Todd Young (R); Scott Tipton (R); Scott Perry (R); Robert Pittenger (R); Scott Rigell (R); Jim McDermott (D); Paul Cook (R); Tom Marino (R); Bruce Poliquin (R); Lee Zeldin (R); Jim Cooper (D); Tom Rice (R); Daniel Donovan; Matthew Cartwright (D); Mike Bost (R); Don Young (R); Nydia Velazquez (D); Stephen Knight (R); Sam Farr (D); John Moolenaar (R); Kay Granger (R); David Valadao (R); Mike Thompson (D); Sanford Bishop (D); Alan Grayson (D); John Kline (R); Janice Hahn (D); Garret Graves (D); Jason Chaffetz (R); Lynn Jenkins (R); Ann Kuster (D); Roger Williams (R); Cedric Richmond (D); Cresent Hardy (R); Donald Norcross (D)

Chamber Date Action
Senate Jul 7 2016 Received in the Senate.
House Jul 6 2016 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 114-667, Part I.
House Jul 6 2016 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House Jul 6 2016 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 2 (Roll no. 355). (text: CR H4301-4318)
House Jul 6 2016 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4333-4334)
House Jul 6 2016 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
House Jul 6 2016 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2646.
House Jul 6 2016 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4301-4325)
House Jul 6 2016 Mr. Murphy (PA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
House Jul 6 2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 517.
House Jul 6 2016 Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
House Jul 6 2016 Committee on Education and the Workforce discharged.
House Jun 15 2016 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Jun 15 2016 Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 53 - 0.
House Jun 15 2016 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Jun 15 2016 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 53 - 0 .
House Jun 14 2016 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Nov 16 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
House Nov 4 2015 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Nov 4 2015 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 18 - 12 .
House Nov 3 2015 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Jul 9 2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4963)
House Jun 18 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Jun 11 2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4166-4167)
House Jun 10 2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H4008-4009)
House Jun 5 2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
House Jun 4 2015 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
House Jun 4 2015 Introduced in House
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Jun 9 2015 federal bill text bill text
Introduced Jul 7 2016 federal bill text bill text
Engrossed Jul 7 2016 federal bill text bill text
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended

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