H.R.5041: Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act

About This Bill

  • Introduced Feb. 15, 2018
  • Latest Major Action June 13, 2018

Bill Summary

Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow a hospice employee to handle lawfully dispensed controlled substances of a deceased hospice patient to assist with disposal of the controlled substances, so long as such disposal occurs onsite in accordance with applicable law.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 29 statements associated with H.R.5041.

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 13, 2018
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
June 12, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 12, 2018
Considered as unfinished business.
June 12, 2018
Considered under suspension of the rules.
June 12, 2018
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (text: CR H5043)
June 12, 2018
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5075-5076)
June 12, 2018
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5043-5045)
June 12, 2018
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
June 12, 2018

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 - 0 (Roll no. 259).

June 12, 2018
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
June 12, 2018
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5041.
June 12, 2018
Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 9, 2018
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 9, 2018
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2018
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2018
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
March 8, 2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Feb. 16, 2018
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 15, 2018
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Feb. 15, 2018

Introduced in the House by Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)

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