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SB 41: Pharmacists and Pharmacies; durable medical equipment suppliers; provide for the licensure; definition; requirements; discipline and revocation

Voted on Tuesday March 28, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

I voted NO on SB 41 which requires persons who provide "durable medical equipment," like oxygen tanks, insulin pumps, etc, to obtain a license from the state. In order to obtain a license, a fee must be paid.

I voted NO because the equipment is prescribed by a licensed medical doctor, approved by the FDA, and supplied through a licensed pharmacy of sorts so I do not believe another layer of government - and another tax - should be required for a person to operate a business in the name of "consumer protection."

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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 127 70.6% Majority Vote
Nay 43 23.9%
Did not vote 7 3.9%
Excused 3 1.7%