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 Bill Status of HB3977  102nd General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Lindsey LaPointe - Dave Vella - Natalie A. Manley - John C. D'Amico - Bradley Stephens, Frances Ann Hurley, Kelly M. Cassidy, Joyce Mason, Ann M. Williams, Michael J. Zalewski, Terra Costa Howard, Kelly M. Burke, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kambium Buckner, Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar, Dan Ugaste, Katie Stuart, Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Michael T. Marron, Chris Bos and Emanuel Chris Welch

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the First Responders Behavioral Healthcare Bill of Rights Act. Provides that first responders have certain specified statutory rights in seeking behavioral health services and treatment. Provides that the rights guaranteed to first responders in these provisions are judicially enforceable. Provides that an aggrieved employee may, under the Civil Practice Law, bring an action for damages, attorney's fee, or injunctive relief against an employer for violating these rights. Defines various terms.

House Committee Amendment No. 1
Provides that the right of full access to behavioral health services and treatment that are responsive to the needs of the individual are available to the profession of emergency medical technician (EMT). Deletes provision that the right of first responders includes the right to have behavioral health services and treatment in a manner that reduces stigma to those services and treatment.

DateChamber Action
  2/24/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Dave Vella
  3/3/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Frances Ann Hurley
  3/4/2021HouseFirst Reading
  3/4/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Police & Fire Committee
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Natalie A. Manley
  3/17/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. John C. D'Amico
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael J. Zalewski
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kambium Buckner
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  3/22/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules Committee
  3/23/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Police & Fire Committee
  3/25/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Stephens
  3/25/2021HouseHouse Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted in Police & Fire Committee; by Voice Vote
  3/25/2021HouseDo Pass as Amended / Short Debate Police & Fire Committee; 015-000-000
  3/25/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Stephens
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Dan Ugaste
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael T. Marron
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/26/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Bradley Stephens
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/20/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Emanuel Chris Welch
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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