2013-2014 session

SB 598 ( Hill )

Biosimilars.

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Status:
Enrolled Sept. 19, 2013
Vetoed  
Scheduled hearings:
None
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Appropriations
Local program
Urgency
Tax levy
Majority
No
Yes
No
No

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Location: Senate Desk SenateDesk
Feb. 27, 2014
Consideration of Governor's veto stricken from file.
Jan. 6, 2014
Oct. 12, 2013
Vetoed by the Governor.
Sept. 23, 2013
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 2 p.m.
Sept. 19, 2013
 Version: Enrolled
Sept. 4, 2013
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 30
Noes: 2
Abstain: 7
Sept. 4, 2013
Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 30. Noes 2. Page 2132.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Aug. 28, 2013
Aug. 26, 2013
 Vote: Assembly Floor
Ayes: 60
Noes: 4
Abstain: 14
Aug. 26, 2013
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 60. Noes 4. Page 2722.) Ordered to the Senate.
Aug. 23, 2013
Aug. 22, 2013
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
Aug. 21, 2013
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (August 21).
 Vote: Asm Appropriations
Ayes: 15
Noes: 0
Abstain: 2
Aug. 20, 2013
Aug. 14, 2013
Hearing postponed by committee.
Aug. 12, 2013
Aug. 6, 2013
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
 Version: Amended Assembly
Aug. 5, 2013
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 14. Noes 2.) (July 2).
July 2, 2013
 Vote: Asm Health
Ayes: 14
Noes: 2
Abstain: 3
June 28, 2013
June 25, 2013
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 12. Noes 0.) (June 25). Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
 Vote: Asm Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
Ayes: 12
Noes: 0
Abstain: 1
June 24, 2013
June 20, 2013
From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on B.,P. & C.P.
 Version: Amended Assembly
June 17, 2013
Referred to Coms. on B.,P. & C.P. and HEALTH.
May 24, 2013
 Vote: Senate Floor
Ayes: 29
Noes: 4
Abstain: 6
May 24, 2013
Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 29. Noes 4. Page 1044.) Ordered to the Assembly.
May 22, 2013
May 21, 2013
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
May 20, 2013
From committee: Be placed on second reading file pursuant to Senate Rule 28.8.
May 10, 2013
Set for hearing May 20.
May 7, 2013
Hearing postponed by committee.
May 3, 2013
Set for hearing May 13.
May 2, 2013
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 6. Noes 1. Page 791.) (May 1). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
May 1, 2013
 Vote: Sen Health
Ayes: 6
Noes: 1
Abstain: 2
April 30, 2013
April 23, 2013
Set for hearing May 1.
April 16, 2013
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on HEALTH.
 Version: Amended Senate
April 15, 2013
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on HEALTH. (Ayes 10. Noes 0. Page 464.) (April 8).
April 8, 2013
 Vote: Sen Business, Professions and Economic Development
Ayes: 10
Noes: 0
Abstain: 0
April 4, 2013
March 21, 2013
Set for hearing April 8.
March 11, 2013
Referred to Coms. on B., P. & E.D. and HEALTH.
Feb. 25, 2013
Read first time.
Feb. 23, 2013
From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 25.
Feb. 22, 2013
Introduced. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.
 Version: Introduced
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Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Use of Generic Drugs in California
New York Times, Oct. 12, 2013
... ases, pharmacists are allowed to substitute a generic for a brand-name drug. The California bill, SB 598, would have allowed biosimilars to be substituted by pharmacists if the F.D.A. deemed the biosimilar interchangeable with the reference product, a higher standard than merely ...

Capitol Alert: Jerry Brown vetoes 'biosimilars' drug bill
Sacramento Bee, Oct. 12, 2013
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Another View: Governor should veto biosimilar drugs bill
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, Oct. 10, 2013
... st biosimilars. Perhaps it is no surprise, those brand name biologics producers are the sponsors of SB 598. What is also confounding about this bad, costly bill’s rush to passage is that it is not even needed yet. Biosimilar drugs are years away from being available in the ...

Viewpoints: California should update policy on biosimilar medicines
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, Oct. 8, 2013
... hit the U.S. health care market soon. But they will be off limits to patients who need them unless SB 598 becomes law, enabling the substitution of biosimilars deemed to be interchangeable by the FDA for originally prescribed biologic medicines. Brand-name biologics are currently ...

Dan Morain: When Big Pharma comes to town, drug costs tend to rise
Sacramento Bee - Opinion, Sept. 29, 2013
... alternatives.“Full employment,” Hill said of the consultants and lobbyist working on SB 598. “I have been good for business.”As often happens in such fights, no one shows all their cards. The Generic Pharmaceutical Association contends that SB598 is an ...

Bills now on Jerry Brown’s desk
Sacramento Bee, Sept. 20, 2013
... imes. This year’s bill expanded the crimes that warrant immigration holds.HEALTH Biosimilars SB 598 Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo What it would do: Require pharmacists to notify prescribing doctors when they substitute a “biosimilar” drug after they become avai ...

Legislature sends drug bill to governor
Los Angeles Times - Business, Sept. 5, 2013
... passed on a 30-2 tally late Wednesday. Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), the bill's author, said that SB 598 gives doctors important information they might need to know if a patient develops immune system problems months after taking the biosimilar. "The physician does not have to ...

Medical alerts in Sacramento
Los Angeles Times - California, Aug. 30, 2013
... groups deliver care to more Californians and provide basic services at lower cost. The drug bill (SB 598) by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) would lay the groundwork for the dispensation of biosimilar medications, which have yet to be introduced in the United States. Such complex ...

Medical alerts in Sacramento
Los Angeles Times - Editorial, Aug. 29, 2013
... groups deliver care to more Californians and provide basic services at lower cost. The drug bill (SB 598) by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) would lay the groundwork for the dispensation of biosimilar medications, which have yet to be introduced in the United States. Such complex ...



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