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 Bill Status of HB4968  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  HOSPITAL-INFANT FEEDING POLICY

House Sponsors
Rep. Robyn Gabel - Monique D. Davis - Karen May, Kimberly du Buclet, Richard Morthland and Al Riley

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. Kwame Raoul - Michael Noland - Toi W. Hutchinson - Pamela J. Althoff, William Delgado and Donne E. Trotter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  6/28/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0713

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Hospital Infant Feeding Act. Provides that every hospital that provides birthing services must adopt an infant feeding policy that promotes breastfeeding. Requires a hospital to routinely communicate the infant feeding policy to staff in the hospital's obstetric and neonatal areas; authorizes posting of the policy on the hospital's Internet or Intranet web site or on the Internet or Intranet web site of the health system of which the hospital is a part. Requires that the policy apply to all mother-infant couplets in the hospital's obstetric and neonatal areas. Effective January 1, 2013.

House Floor Amendment No. 1
Defines "infant nutrition resource". Provides that an infant feeding policy adopted under a specified provision of the Act shall (instead of may) include guidance on the use of formula for medically necessary supplementation (instead of for supplementation). Provides that the hospital shall also ensure that the policy and infant nutrition resources are posted (instead of the policy is posted).

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/3/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  2/3/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/3/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/8/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kimberly du Buclet
  2/15/2012HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  2/22/2012HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 011-000-000
  2/22/2012HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/2/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/2/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/5/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommends Be Adopted Rules Committee; 004-000-000
  3/7/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Monique D. Davis
  3/9/2012HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  3/9/2012HouseHouse Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted by Voice Vote
  3/9/2012HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen May
  3/21/2012HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 107-000-000
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Richard Morthland
  3/21/2012HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Al Riley
  3/22/2012SenateArrive in Senate
  3/22/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  3/22/2012SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. Kwame Raoul
  3/22/2012SenateFirst Reading
  3/22/2012SenateReferred to Assignments
  3/27/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  4/11/2012SenateAssigned to Public Health
  4/20/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  4/25/2012SenatePostponed - Public Health
  4/30/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/1/2012SenateDo Pass Public Health; 009-000-000
  5/1/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 2, 2012
  5/1/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. William Delgado
  5/2/2012SenateSecond Reading
  5/2/2012SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 3, 2012
  5/17/2012SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Donne E. Trotter
  5/17/2012SenateThird Reading - Passed; 057-000-000
  5/17/2012HousePassed Both Houses
  6/15/2012HouseSent to the Governor
  6/28/2012HouseGovernor Approved
  6/28/2012HouseEffective Date January 1, 2013
  6/28/2012HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0713

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