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SB602 SD2       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
Report Title: Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Independent or Rural Pharmacies; Rural Rate of Reimbursement; Insurance Commissioner; Licensure; Reporting
Description: Prohibits certain contracts for managed care entered into after June 30, 2021, from containing a provision that authorizes a pharmacy benefit manager to reimburse a contracting pharmacy on a maximum allowable cost basis, and voids any such provisions in existing managed care contracts. Prohibits pharmacy benefit managers from engaging in unfair methods of competition or unfair practices. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from reimbursing a 340B pharmacy differently than any other network pharmacy. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from reimbursing an independent or rural pharmacy an amount less than the rural rate for each drug under certain circumstances. Prohibits a pharmacy benefit manager from restricting a pharmacist's ability to provide certain information to insureds. Increases pharmacy benefit managers' annual reporting requirements. Requires the insurance commissioner to file annual reports with the legislature. Increases pharmacy benefit manager registration and renewal fees by an unspecified amount. Makes certain violations of pharmacy benefit managers subject to the penalties provided in chapters 480 and 481, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 7/1/2050. Repeals certain provisions on 6/30/2026. (SD2)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: HHH, CPC, FIN
Introducer(s): BAKER, CHANG, MISALUCHA, Fevella, Keith-Agaran, Kidani, Nishihara, San Buenaventura, Shimabukuro

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1/22/2021SIntroduced.
1/25/2021SPassed First Reading.
1/27/2021SReferred to HTH, CPN.
2/5/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-10-21 1:00PM in conference room Via Videoconference.
2/10/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH deferred the measure until 02-12-21 1:15PM; Via Videoconference.
2/12/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH deferred the measure until 02-17-21 1:16PM; Via Videoconference.
2/17/2021SThe committee(s) on HTH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HTH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Keohokalole, Baker, Moriwaki, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/19/2021SReported from HTH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 493) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to CPN.
2/19/2021SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to CPN.
2/19/2021SThe committee(s) on CPN will hold a public decision making on 02-23-21 9:30AM; CR 229 & Videoconference.
2/23/2021SThe committee(s) on CPN deferred the measure until 02-24-21 9:35AM; CR 229 & Videoconference.
2/24/2021SThe committee(s) on CPN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPN were as follows: 7 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, Chang, Misalucha, Nishihara, Riviere, San Buenaventura, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
3/4/2021SReported from CPN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 655) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
3/4/2021S48 Hrs. Notice 03-09-21.
3/9/2021SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 25; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
3/9/2021HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 237) in amended form (SD 2).
3/11/2021HPass First Reading
3/11/2021HReferred to HHH, CPC, FIN, referral sheet 22
3/15/2021HBill scheduled to be heard by HHH on Thursday, 03-18-21 10:00AM in House conference room 329 Via Videoconference.
3/18/2021HThe committee(s) on HHH recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB602 SD2






CommDate/Time/RoomNotice 
HTH 2/10/21 1:00P
Via Videoconference
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HTH 2/12/21 1:15P
Via Videoconference
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HTH 2/17/21 1:16P
Via Videoconference
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CPN 2/23/21 9:30A
CR 229 & Videoconference
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CPN 2/24/21 9:35A
CR 229 & Videoconference
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HHH 3/18/21 10:00A
329 Via Videoconference
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