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General Assembly

File No. 15

    February Session, 2018

Substitute House Bill No. 5160

House of Representatives, March 20, 2018

The Committee on Public Health reported through REP. STEINBERG of the 136th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF BLOOD BY MINORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 19a-285a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) Any person who is seventeen years of age or older shall have the legal capacity, without written authorization of his or her parent or guardian, to donate blood or any component thereof and to consent to the withdrawal of blood from his or her body [,] in conjunction with any voluntary blood donation program.

(b) Any person who is sixteen years of age shall have the legal capacity, with written authorization of his or her parent or guardian, to donate blood or any component thereof and to consent to the withdrawal of blood from his or her body in conjunction with any voluntary blood donation program.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018

19a-285a

PH

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which allows sixteen-year-olds to voluntarily donate blood, is not anticipated to result in a fiscal impact to the state or municipalities.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 5160

AN ACT CONCERNING THE DONATION OF BLOOD BY MINORS.

SUMMARY

This bill allows a 16-year-old, with his or her parent's or guardian's written authorization, to donate blood and consent to blood withdrawal at a voluntary blood donation program. Existing law, unchanged by the bill, allows a person age 17 or older to do so without parental or guardian consent.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

25

Nay

0

(03/09/2018)

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