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2013 Senate Bill 617: Create government “brain injury services and prevention council”
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jim Marleau (R) on October 15, 2013, to create a government “brain injury services and prevention council” comprised of individuals representing various agencies and interests, with the task of developing a “comprehensive statewide plan” and recommending specific expansions of current social welfare programs to “address the needs of individuals” with brain injuries. The new entity would replace an existing entity with a similar mission.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on October 15, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on January 30, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on May 1, 2014.
      1. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 1, 2014.
    1. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on May 14, 2014, to create a government “brain injury services and prevention council” comprised of individuals representing various agencies and interests, with the task of developing a “comprehensive statewide plan” and recommending specific expansions of current social welfare programs to “address the needs of individuals” with brain injuries. The new entity would replace an existing entity with a similar mission.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
  2. Received in the House on May 14, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on May 14, 2014.

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