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HB 2553 - Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact - Kansas Key Vote

Diana Dierks voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (29-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an interstate health care compact and commission.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that an interstate health care compact shall be effective on its adoption by at least 2 “member states” and with the consent of the United States Congress (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “member state” as a state that is signatory to the compact and has adopted it under the laws of that state (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the “Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission” which consists of no more than 2 representatives from each member state who each receive 1 vote, and requires the Commission to meet at least once a year (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes all member states of the Commission to suspend the operation of all federal laws regarding health care that are “inconsistent” with legislation adopted by the members states pursuant to the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that federal and state health care laws shall remain in effect unless a member state expressly suspends them pursuant to its authority under the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Commission to complete certain actions including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Adopt policies consistent with the compact; 
    • Study matters of health care law; and
    • Make non-binding recommendations to the member states.
  • Requires the Commission to collect data to assist the member states in their implementation of health care laws, including assessing the performance of various state health care programs (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that all member states of the Commission shall implement health care policy within their respective jurisdictions according to the discretion of each member state (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that each member state shall have access to federal monies up to an amount equal to its current fiscal year federal funding level for the exercise of member state authority under the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a member state to withdraw participation from the compact at any time (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-48) - (Key vote)
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Title: Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes an interstate health care compact and commission.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that an interstate health care compact shall be effective on its adoption by at least 2 “member states” and with the consent of the United States Congress (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “member state” as a state that is signatory to the compact and has adopted it under the laws of that state (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the “Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission” which consists of no more than 2 representatives from each member state who each receive 1 vote, and requires the Commission to meet at least once a year (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes all member states of the Commission to suspend the operation of all federal laws regarding health care that are “inconsistent” with legislation adopted by the members states pursuant to the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that federal and state health care laws shall remain in effect unless a member state expressly suspends them pursuant to its authority under the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes the Commission to complete certain actions including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Adopt policies consistent with the compact; 
    • Study matters of health care law; and
    • Make non-binding recommendations to the member states.
  • Requires the Commission to collect data to assist the member states in their implementation of health care laws, including assessing the performance of various state health care programs (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that all member states of the Commission shall implement health care policy within their respective jurisdictions according to the discretion of each member state (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that each member state shall have access to federal monies up to an amount equal to its current fiscal year federal funding level for the exercise of member state authority under the compact (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes a member state to withdraw participation from the compact at any time (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes an Interstate Health Care Compact

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