SB 1146
Modifies provisions relating to organ donation
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Last Action:
4/6/2022 - Voted Do Pass S Progress and Development Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 1146 - This act modifies the "Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act". Currently, moneys in the Organ Donor Program Fund are limited to use for grants by the Department of Health and Senior Services to certified organ procurement organizations for the development and implementation of organ donation programs, publication of informational booklets, maintenance of an organ donor registry, and implementation of organ donation awareness programs in schools. This act modifies the fund to be used by the Department for educational initiatives, donor family recognition efforts, training, and other initiatives, as well as reimbursement for expenses incurred by the Organ Donation Advisory Committee. The Department shall no longer be required to disperse grants to organ procurement organizations, but shall have the authority to enter into contracts with such organizations or other organizations and individuals for the development and implementation of awareness programs. Additionally, the moneys in the fund shall be invested and interest earned shall be credited to the fund. The fund may seek other sources of moneys, including grants, bequests, and federal funds.

Currently, applicants for motor vehicle registrations and driver's licenses may make a one dollar donation to the organ donor program fund. This act changes that to a donation of not less than one dollar.

Finally, this act makes technical changes to the organ donation statutes.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the truly agreed to and finally passed CCS/HCS#2/SB 710 (2022), the truly agreed to and finally passed SS/SCS/HB 2331 (2022), CCS/HCS/SS/SB 290 (2022), and SCS/SB 1045 (2022).



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