00RS HB255


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HB 255 (BR 1252) - M. Marzian, Ro. Adams, S. Alexander, H. Anderson, E. Ballard, L. Belcher, I. Branham, K. Bratcher, J. Bruce, B. Buckingham, T. Burch, De. Butler, J. Callahan, M. Cherry, L. Clark, P. Clark, J. Coleman, B. Colter, J. Crenshaw, R. Crimm, C. Geveden, J. Gooch, J. Haydon, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, S. Johns, E. Jordan, J. Lee, P. Marcotte, T. McKee, C. Miller, S. Nunn, R. Palumbo, M. Rader, C. Ratliff, D. Sims, K. Stein, G. Stumbo, R. Thomas, J. Vincent, C. Walton, M. Weaver

     AN ACT relating to anatomical gifts.
     Create new section of KRS Chapter 311 to require that if a donee not specified by the donor, that an organ shall be donated to the organ procurement organization (OPO) for the county in which the gift is made; require OPO to use best efforts to locate recipient within its counties of jurisdiction; permit Kentucky OPO to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states' OPOs after obtaining approval of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network designated by the Department for Health and Human Services; prohibit OPO from being mandated to transfer organ for transplantation to another state's OPO or transplant center if a suitable recipient can be found within the Kentucky OPO's service area.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 13-posted in committee
     Jan 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, January 21, 2000
     Jan 21-3rd reading, passed 99-0
     Jan 24-received in Senate
     Jan 25-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Jan 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Jan 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 2, 2000
     Feb 2-3rd reading, passed 38-0
     Feb 3-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Feb 4-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Feb 9-signed by Governor (Acts ch.4)

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