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2013 House Bill 4353: Mandate schools have “epi-pens”

Public Act 187 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on February 28, 2013 To mandate that public schools must have at least two staffers who are trained in the administration of an epinephrine auto injector, and at least two of these “epi-pens” on site. This is a syringe prefilled with epinephrine which is used to treat anaphylactic reactions. This bill and House Bill 4352 extend legal immunity to school districts, boards, officials, staff and pharmacists for harm arising from use of the devices, except for gross negligence.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Education Committee on February 28, 2013
Reported in the House on October 2, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 22, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 22, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. David Pagel (R) on October 22, 2013 To give school board members and officers immunity from liability in lawsuits that arise due to harm caused by use of these injectors.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 22, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on October 22, 2013 To impose the mandate beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 22, 2013
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Lyons (R) on October 22, 2013 To require school districts to try to get funding to comply with the mandate from private donations or from another level of government (such as federal), but authorize state funding if other sources are not forthcoming, and require the legislature to appropriate money for this.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on October 22, 2013
Passed 96 to 10 in the House on October 23, 2013 To mandate that public schools must have at least two staffers who are trained in the administration of an epinephrine auto injector, and at least two of these “epi-pens” on site. This is a syringe prefilled with epinephrine which is used to treat anaphylactic reactions. This bill and House Bill 4352 extend legal immunity to school districts, boards, officials, staff and pharmacists for harm arising from use of the devices, except for gross negligence.
Received in the Senate on October 24, 2013
Referred to the Senate Education Committee on October 24, 2013
Reported in the Senate on November 6, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 27 to 11 in the Senate on December 12, 2013 (same description)
To mandate that public schools must have at least two staffers who are trained in the administration of an epinephrine auto injector, and at least two of these “epi-pens” on site. This is a syringe prefilled with epinephrine which is used to treat anaphylactic reactions. This bill and House Bill 4352 extend legal immunity to school districts, boards, officials, staff and pharmacists for harm arising from use of the devices, except for gross negligence.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 17, 2013

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