Thursday, March 6, 2008

SB 2114 Fails to pass 24-19

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Senate Bill 2114, Senator Wilson, failed along party lines this morning with a vote of 24-19. The bill needed 25 votes to pass. Several Republican members failed to vote on the bill due to pressure from special interests. It appeared that they "walked" instead of voting for or against.

The bill would require insurance companies to provide coverage for what is declared as medically necessary by a doctor or therapist. Nick's Law was added as an amendment by Senator Jay Paul Gumm. The amendment passed by a very loud voice vote, however, the recorded roll call of the entire bill was decided along party lines. All democrats voted in favor of the bill.

However, the bill's author, Senator Wilson, is hopeful that the bill can be reconsidered by next week's deadline.

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