The Governor’s veto of SB 265 was overridden by the Senate the very next day, while the House proposed changes that would impose a premium on only one of the two health insurance plans available, leaving teachers and other state employees an option to choose a plan with or without a premium.
This week the Senate rejected the House proposal and the measure was sent into a conference committee for negotiation. As of Thursday afternoon, the Legislature had yet to reach an agreement on this bill with open enrollment for the plan quickly approaching.
Other legislation that saw movement at the Legislature this week, includes:
- HB 423 – Enact First Evaluation Program, Hurley (R – Randolph). Received a favorable report from the House Committee on Health and Human Services.
- SB 437 – Enact First Evaluation Program, Hartsell (R – Cabarrus). Passed a floor vote in the Senate and has moved on to the House for consideration.
- SB 474 – Photo ID for Certain Controlled Substances, Apodaca (R-Henderson). Passed a floor vote in the Senate and has moved on to the House for consideration.
Wednesday marked the bill filing deadline for the Senate; the House deadline was earlier this month. Next week’s Bulletin will feature a more comprehensive list of legislation to watch.