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HB 360: Prescription drugs; expedited partner therapy for patients with venereal diseases; provisions

Voted on Tuesday February 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This bill is often referred to as the "Friends with Benefits" bill. The legislation allows someone who is diagnosed with a venereal disease - chlamydia or gonorrhea - to obtain a second antibiotic prescription for their partner without that person having to visit the doctor.

I voted NO for a number of reasons, some of which include: I do not believe the state should be shielding people from a doctor's visit and the state harshly regulates so many drugs, but this one is allowed as a precaution for two specific conditions while everyone else has to obtain it through the usual mechanisms.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 132 73.3% Majority Vote
Nay 36 20%
Did not vote 6 3.3%
Excused 6 3.3%