State Legislative Actions Chart

Abbreviations:

SB – Senate Bill
HB – House Bill

STYR.Bill /Policy /Regulation /HearingNAMESTATUSPURPOSEBILL TEXT INFO
AK2018 to 2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamations by Year2018
2017
AL2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2017
CA2018ACR 218Lyme Disease Awareness MonthChaptered 6-1-18This measure would proclaim the month of May 2018 as Lyme Disease Awareness MonthBill Info
CA2018SB 382An act to add Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2100) to Division 3 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to pest control, and making an appropriation thereforDeadPest control: mosquito abatementBill Info
CA2018HR 100Mosquito Awareness WeekPassed 4-16-18Awareness of vector borne diseaseBill Info
CA2018AB 2892An act to add Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2100) to Division 3 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to pest control.DeadPest Control: Mosquito abatementBill Info
CA2017ACR 51Mosquito Awareness WeekChaptered 5-19-17This measure would designate April 16, 2017, to April 22, 2017, inclusive, as Mosquito Awareness WeekBill Info
CA2016 SCR 121West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekChaptered 5-12-16This measure would declare the week of April 17, 2016, to April 23, 2016, inclusive, as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness Week in CaliforniaBill Info
CA2015ACR 51West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekChaptered 5-26-15This measure would declare the week of April 19, 2015, through April 25, 2015, as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekBill Info
CA2014ACR 132West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekChaptered 5-30-14This measure would declare the week of April 20, 2014, through April 26, 2014, as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekBill Info
CA2013AB1278An act to amend Section 2234.1 of, and to repeal Section 2257 of, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Sections 109270, 109285, 109295, 109300, 109350, and 109375 of, and to add Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 109400) to Chapter 4 of Part 4 of Division 104 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to health careDeadIntegrative Cancer treatment. Protection for doctors treating persistent Lyme diseaseBill Info
CA2013SB117An act to amend Section 2234.1 of, and to repeal Section 2257 of, the Business and Professions Code, and to amend Sections 109270, 109285, 109295, 109300, 109350, and 109375 of, and to add Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 109400) to Chapter 4 of Part 4 of Division 104 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to health careDeadIntegrative Cancer treatment. Protection for doctors treating persistent Lyme diseaseBill Info
CA2013ACR21West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekChaptered 4-19-13This measure would declare the week of April 21, 2013, through April 27, 2013, as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekBill Info
CA2012ACR137West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekChaptered 6-12-12This measure would declare April 22 through April 28, 2012, as West Nile Virus and Mosquito and Vector Control Awareness WeekBill Info
CA2010SCR80Lyme Disease Awareness MonthChaptered 5-24-10This measure would proclaim the month of May 2010 as Lyme Disease Awareness MonthBill Info
CA2009ACR18Lyme Disease Awareness MonthChaptered 4-21-09This measure would proclaim the month of May 2009 as Lyme Disease Awareness MonthBill Info
CA2005AB592An act to amend Section 2234.1 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to healing arts.LawAdded Lyme treating doctors to existing CA law prohibiting discipline for alternative or complimentary treatment.Bill Info
CA2002AB 2125An act to add Section 3212.12 to the Labor Code, relating to
workers' compensation.
LawFor employees of CA Conservation Corp. and law enforcement agency.Bill Info
CO2019Lyme & TBD Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2019
CO2018 to 2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamations by Year2018
2017
CT2015SB207An act concerning funding for a Lyme disease prevention and education programPassed but Governor Removed Funding from BudgetTo provide funding to the Department of Public Health and town of Ridgefield to support a Lyme disease prevention program.Bill Info
CT2009HB6200An act concerning the use of Long-term antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme diseasePassed-Governor signed June 21, 2009Doctor protection for long-term treatmentBill Info
CT2009HB5625 original billAn act concerning the use of Long-term antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme diseaseSuperseded by HB6200Doctor protectionBill Info
CT1999Substitute House Bill No. 5694An Act Requiring Health Insurers to Cover Continued Lyme Disease Treatment. Law Sec. 38a-492h. Sec. 38a-518hLyme treatment - not less than 30 days of IV therapy, 60 days of oral therapy, or both, & rheumatologist or neurologist, infectious disease specialist recommended.Bill Info
DE2017House Concurrent Resolution No. 24DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF MAY 2017 AS "LYME DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH" IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.PassedRaise Lyme Disease Awareness2017 Proclamation

Awareness Bill Info
DE2016HB 290AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO TICK CONTROLApproved August 29, 2016This Act enforces the task force recommendation of an Integrated Pest Management strategy incorporating acaricide use, biological controls, management of tick-host animals and backyard habitat management. DN-REC can now go on public and private land after permission to conduct research on tick habitats, tick-host animals, and tick vegetation.Bill Info
DE2016HB 291AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE CREATION OF AN OVERSIGHT BOARD TO EDUCATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ABOUT LYME DISEASE. Passed on August 29 2016 2016-08-29 - Signed by GovernorSee Purpose HereBill Info
DE2016House of Rep. Concurrent Resolution #79Recognizing May 2016 As "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" In The State Of Delaware.PassedMay Lyme awarenessBill Info
DE2004Senate Concurrent Resolution 40Lyme Disease Task Force of DelawarePassedCreation of Lyme disease task force. Bill Info
FL2006HB1013 SB2022Lyme Disease Insurance Coverage ActDeadMandatory insurance coverage.Bill Info
GA2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2017
IL2019HB0889AN ACT concerning regulation.Signed by Governor 8/13/2019, Effective date 1/1/2020Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires an individual or group policy of accident and health insurance or managed care plan to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a person with a tick-borne disease. Makes conforming changes in the Health Maintenance Organization Act and the Illinois Public Aid Code.Bill Info
IL2018HB4515 Lyme Disease Prevention and Protection Act/Lauryn Russell Lyme Disease Prevention & Protection LawBecame Law 1/1/2019.Grants medical providers immunity from disciplinary action by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for the experimental treatment of Lyme disease or other tick-borne diseases.Bill Info
KS2018Kansas Senate Committee on Public Health and Welfare Hearing Lyme disease advocates in Kansas have been working for several years with Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn on a draft of a bill to protect doctors who treat Lyme disease with long-term antibioticsInformational hearing in preparation for introducing a bill next year (2019) which would enable patients in Kansas to receive long-term antibiotic treatment if needed.Audio of Hearing
KS2011, 2009Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the Governor - 2011
Signed by KS Speaker of the House - 2009
Proclamations by Year2011
2009
KS2010HR6029A Resolution recognizing May as Lyme Disease Awareness MonthPassedMay Lyme awareness
MA2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2017
MA2016H.4491An Act relative to long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme diseasePassedRequires that insurance companies cover antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease for any length of time, when prescribed by a licensed physician.Bill Info
MA2014HB 4259 (Speliotis)Provided insurance coverage for diagnostic testing and long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease after being ordered by a physician. Referred to Joint Committee on Financial Services House substituted H4259 w. amendment now in House Ways & Means, Summer 2014mandatory insuranceBill Info
MA2013H989An Act relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverageReplaced by 4142, which was referred to House Committee on Ways & MeansMandatory Lyme insuranceBill Info
MA2009-10H1148Lyme DiseaseBill amended but original version appended to budget and signed into law 6/30/10 Sec 67 Chapt. 112Doctor protection. (LDA provided testimony)Bill Info
MA2009H3592An Act Relative to Tick Borne IllnessesFormedFor an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses
Bill Info
MA2005HearingJoint MA Legislative Committee on Public Health HearingHeld 10/12/05(LDA on expert panel and provided testimony)
MD2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2017
MD2010HB290
Licensed Physicians – Treatment of Lyme Disease – Discipline bill.Voted Unfavorable in Committee and Withdrawn (Killed by Lyme Advocates)Doctor Protection LDA provided written testimonyBill Info
MD2010HB798Task Force to Study Lyme DiseaseVoted Unfavorable in Committee and Withdrawn (Killed by Lyme Advocates)Create task force LDA provided written testimonyBill Info
MD2010HB2Public Health – Lyme Disease – Record of Reported Cases Voted Unfavorable in Committee & Withdrawn (Killed by Lyme Advocates)Bill requires the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to "collect and keep a record of the number of Lyme disease cases reported each year." Bill Info
MD2007HB836Lyme Disease - Public Awareness CampaignKilled by Lyme AdvocatesMD DOH to disseminate treatment guidelines for doctors.(LDA provided testimony)Bill Info
MD2007HearingHealth & Gov. Operations Committee hearing on HB 836Held 3/13/2007LDA Testified on site that it needed amendmentsBill Info
ME2018LD1417An Act To Require Insurance Coverage for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease Tabled - DeadThis bill requires a carrier offering or renewing a health plan in the State to provide coverage to diagnose and treat Lyme disease.Bill Info
ME2018 to 2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamations by Year2018
2017
ME2015Public Law, Chapter 235, LD 422, 127th Maine State LegislatureAn Act to Improve Access to Treatments for Lyme Disease

Enacted, Jun 23, 2015
Governor's Action: Unsigned, Jun 23, 2015
Allows licensed physicians to prescribe long-term antibiotic therapy to eliminate infection or to control a patients symptoms.Bill Info
ME2014Public Law, Chapter 340, LD 597, 126th Maine State LegislatureAn Act to Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease

APPROVED
JUNE 24, 2013
BY GOVERNOR
Acknowledges difficulty in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease.
Information on risks of long term antibiotic therapy.
Bill Info
ME2013LD 597 (HP 416)
An Act To Inform Persons of the Options for the Treatment of Lyme Disease.
Sponsored by Representative Sheryl Briggs . LDA sent in written testimony
Amended. Signed into law 6/24/13 as Chapter 340Addresses testing, difficulty in treating, Maine website to add MaineLyme & Lyme Disease Association website to other sites.Bill Info
ME2010Public Law, Chapter 494 LD 1709, item 1, 124th Maine State Legislature An Act to Enhance Public Awareness of Lyme DiseaseEmergency Enacted, Mar 8, 2010
Governor's Action: Emergency Signed, Mar 8, 2010
Declares May as Lyme Disease Awareness MonthBill Info
ME2008266BAn Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Ins. and Financial Services Regarding Reporting on Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne IllnessesLaw Reports issuedBill Info
ME2008Resolve, Chapter 143 LD 1521, item 1, 123rd Maine State LegislatureTo Provide Education Concerning and Insurance Coverage for Lyme Disease
ResolvedEncourages public education for Lyme disease, Resources for educators, Lyme fact sheet, Lyme Disease Q&A, Maine Tracking Network: Lyme DiseaseBill Info
ME2008Public Law, Chapter 561, LD 2157, item 1, 123rd Maine State LegislatureAn Act to Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services Regarding Reporting on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Illnesses
Enacted, Apr 4, 2008
Governor's Action: Signed, Apr 4, 2008
Requires an annual Lyme Legislative report - 2015 Report - link "2015 report" to http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/lyme/documents/Lyme-Legislative-Report-2015.pdfBill Info
ME20072745HAct to Provide Education Concerning Insurance Coverage for Lyme DiseaseDeadMandatory insurance.Bill Info
ME2007Insurance and Finance Committee HearingJoint Committee2007-04-10 00:00:00Bill #1521 regarding Mandatory insurance. (LDA provided testimony)Bill Info
ME20071521Original Title to Provide Insurance Coverage. Changed to An Act To Provide Education Concerning and Insurance Coverage for Lyme DiseaseEnacted June 29, 2007 Governors Action: Signed, June, 29, 2007Original Purpose Mandatory insurance.Changed and passed as education ResolveBill Info
MI2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorSee Proclamation Here
MN2014Med Bd PolicyLimited doc protection11-8-14 MN Med Bd. Renewed doc protection and included ILADS Guidelines in agenda materialResolution
MN2010SF1631 HF2597 House HearingLyme disease treatment; board of medical practice disciplinary action against a physician for prescribing, administering, or dispensing long-term antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme disease prohibition3-13-10 Med.Board meeting, the BMP agreed to a voluntary moratorium on action related to the treatment of chronic Lyme disease, for a period of no more than 5 years.Doctor protection. (LDA provided submitted testimony)Bill Info
MN2009House Senate Health Committee HearingEducation on Lyme & tick-borne diseases education 2009-08-10 00:00:00Hearing on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. (LDA provided testimony)
MN2018 to 2012Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamations by Year2018
2014
2013
2012
MN1998BillMandates Lyme insurance coveragePassed into Law - Blue Cross took to court. Law never went into effect.Allows doctors to determine appropriate Lyme treament and mandates insurance coverageBill Info
MT2013SB296An act establishing that physicians may not be disciplined for treating Lyme disease with long-term antibiotics; and providing an immediate effective date. Fred Thomas sponsor(H) Referred to Human Services Committee 2/27 (S)Passed Public Health, Welfare & Safety Committee 2-25; Transmitted to House (LDA provided input into development) Died in Committee 4/24/13Provide protection for physician tretament of Lyme diseaseBill Info
NC2018Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2018
NH2019HB490AN ACT establishing a commission to study the role of clinical diagnosis and the limitations of serological diagnostic tests in determining the presence or absence of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and available treatment protocols, and appropriate methods for educating physicians and the public about the inconclusive nature of prevailing test methods and available treatment alternatives.11/18/2019 Dead. Committee Report: Referred to Interim Study; Vote 5-0; Consent Calendar Bill Info
NH2018Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2018
NH2016HB 1537An act relative to testing for Lyme diseaseVoted Inexpedient to legislate in committee (Dead)Requires health care providers to provide to patient getting Lyme test a written notice about Lyme, about testing, and the need for the patient to contact provider if symptoms continueBill Info
NH2015HB 363An act relative to Lyme disease awarenessSigned into law May 14, 2015 as Chapter 0042May Lyme Awareness and adds "ILADS.gov" to DHHS websiteBill Info
NH2011HB295 (amended)An Act Relative to the Use of Long-Term Antibiotics for the Treatment of Lyme DiseasePassed an amended version. Gov. did not sign or veto. Bill just passed into law.Doctor protection.Bill Info
NH2010HB1326AN ACT establishing a committee to investigate and assess access to viable and credible alternative medical practices and protocols to Lyme disease.DeadDoctor protection.
NJ2018A678An Act requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing P.L.1938, c.366 (C.17:48-1 et seq.), P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), P.L.1985, c.236 (C.17:48E-1 et seq.), chapter 26 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, chapter 27 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, and P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.).1-9-18 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance CommitteeRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2018S326 (fmr S901)An Act requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing various parts of the statutory law.1-9-2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce CommitteeRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2018S1747An Act concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes2-5-2018 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens CommitteeCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirementsBill Info
NJ2017Joint Resolution from the General AssemblyLyme Disease Awareness Month & Also saluting the work on the Lyme Disease Association Signed by President of the Senate & Speaker of the AssemblyJoint Resolution
NJ2017Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by the GovernorProclamation by Year2017
NJ2016S901 A966An Act requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing various parts of the statutory law2-4-2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2016S1348An Act concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes2-11-2016 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee-DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirementsBill Info
NJ2014A713 S983AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing various parts of the statutory law1-27-2014 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Commerce Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2014S1087AN ACT concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and 2 supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes1-30-2014 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee-DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirementsBill Info
NJ2012S1638AN ACT concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes6-21-2012 Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee-DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirementsBill Info
NJ2012A609 S1119 (frm A326 S1201)AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing P.L.1938, c.366 (C.17:48-1 et seq.), P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), P.L.1985, c.236 (C.17:48E-1 et seq.), chapter 26 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, chapter 27 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, and P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.)1-10-2012 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2010AR12/SR133 SR20Neuroendocrine Immune (NEI) CenterDead, Killed by Lyme advocatesNeuroendocrine Immune (NEI) Center that includes Lyme. LDA testified against. New resolution, SR-20, introduced without the words "Lyme disease" in it in 2010.Bill Info
NJ2010A326 S1201AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme diseaseDeadMandatory insuranceBill Info
NJ2010A2568AN ACT concerning the long-term use of antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 45 of the Revised Statues.3-16-2010 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee-DeadPermits physicians to prescribe, dispense, or administer antibiotics long-term for treatment of Lyme disease under certain circumstances.Bill Info
NJ2010S1090AN ACT concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirements.Bill Info
NJ2009H04Doctor protectionDeadDoctor protection
NJ2008S1924AN ACT concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.6-9-2008 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee12-8-2008 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading-DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirements.Bill Info
NJ2008A1694 S1838AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing P.L.1938, c.366 (C.17:48-1 et seq.), P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), P.L.1985, c.236 (C.17:48E-1 et seq.), chapter 26 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, chapter 27 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, and P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.).1/8/2008 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2008ASSEMBLY JOINT RESOLUTION
No. 64 (ongoing)
Joint Resolution designating the month of May as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month."See Resolution Here
NJ2006A269AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme diseaseAssembly Health Committee LDA testified in Hearing on A269.DeadMandatory Lyme insurance coverage Bill Info
NJ2006A649AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing P.L.1938, c.366 (C.17:48-1 et seq.), P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), P.L.1985, c.236 (C.17:48E-1 et seq.), chapter 26 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, chapter 27 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, and P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.)1-10-2006 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2006S2507AN ACT concerning the reporting of Lyme disease and supplementing Title 26 of the Revised Statutes.1-29-2007 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee-DeadCodifies Lyme disease reporting requirements.Bill Info
NJ2005New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Gr. 6PassedTo insert Lyme disease into the core curriculum content standards.
NJ2004A912 S1308AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing P.L.1938, c.366 (C.17:48-1 et seq.), P.L.1940, c.74 (C.17:48A-1 et seq.), P.L.1985, c.236 (C.17:48E-1 et seq.), chapter 26 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, chapter 27 of Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes, and P.L.1973, c.337 (C.26:2J-1 et seq.)1-13-2004 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Human Services Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ2005A4132AN ACT concerning health insurance coverage for diagnosis and 2 treatment of Lyme disease and supplementing Titles 17 and 26 of 3 the Revised Statutes and Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes5-19-2005 Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee-DeadRequires health insurers to cover diagnostic testing and long-term antibiotic treatment of chronic Lyme disease and co-infections of Lyme disease.Bill Info
NJ2004ACR79 AcsSa (ACS/1R) SCR88A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION memorializing the Congress and President of the United States to enact legislation supporting Lyme disease research and education.1-24-2005 Passed by the Assembly (78-0-0),1-24-2005 Filed with Secretary of StateMemorializes Congress and President to enact legislation supporting Lyme disease research and educationBill Info
NJ2005S2284AN ACT concerning coverage for vaccines to prevent Lyme disease and supplementing Titles 17 and 26 of the Revised Statutes and Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes1-31-2005 Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee-DeadMandates health insurance coverage for Lyme disease vaccinationBill Info
NJ1999S626
NJ1998S915 An act requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme diseaseDeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme disease treatment costsBill Info
NJ1998A392AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ1997A1004 S861AN ACT requiring health insurance benefits for the treatment of Lyme disease DeadRequires health insurers to cover Lyme diseaseBill Info
NJ1997S560Vector Control BillLawPlaced tick control under existing Mosquito Control Commission.
NJ1995BillLyme Disease Curriculum GuidelinesLaw #18A:35-5.1Development of curriculum guidelines.
NJ1995BillAvailability of GuidelinesLaw #18A:35-5.2Make guidelines available to schools
NJ1995BillGuidelines for training of teachers instructing infected studentsLaw #18A:35-5.3Curriculum guidelines for training of teachers who instruct students with Lyme. Annual in-service mandatory for those teachers.
NJ1991A4223An act establishing a governor's Lyme disease advisory councilLaw PL 1991 Chapter 27Established governor's Lyme Disease Adivsory Council.
NYAll TimeSearch for House & Senate Bills, Resolutions and AmendmentsBy date, phrase, sponsor etc...Assembly (House) & SenateRaise awareness of what each state is doing to combat TBDNYS Assembly
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NY2019S4355AN ACT to amend the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at
all state-managed parks
LawRelates to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parksBill Info
NY2018S2588relation to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs atReplaced by S1248, referred to Environmental Conservation Committee on 1-11-2019To assist in the prevention of ticks that contribute to tick-borne infectionsBill Info
NY2018S7242all state-managed parksSigned by GovernorRelates to installing Lyme and tick-borne disease warning signs at all state-managed parks including trail entryways and campgrounds due to the increased presence of such diseases within the state.Bill Info
NY2018S7169 A10186An act to amend the public health law, in relation to creating a pilot program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children
Replaced by S1306, referred to Health Committee on 1-14-2019Amends the public health law, in relation to creating a pilot program
for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children
Bill Info
NY2018S8534 A11141An act to amend the education law, in relation to
rules and regulations concerning removal of ticks from pupils
Replaced by S1297, referred to Education Committee on 1-14-2019To promulgate and review rules and regulations related to pupils who have a tick removed from them during school or a school sponsored activity.Bill Info
NY2018S8539 An act directing the superintendent of financial services to study the relationship between patient access to care and treatment of Lyme disease and health insurance coverage
Replaced by S1295, referred to Insurance Committee on 1/14/2019To review the status of health insurance coverage for the treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne related diseases.Bill Info
NY2020 to 2016NY State Legislative ResolutionLyme Disease Awareness ProclamationPassed Proclamations by Year
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
NY2018House Resolution 887 Introduced by US Rep. FasoLyme Disease Awareness ResolutionHouse - 05/10/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government ReformBill Info
NY2018 to 2017Erie & Dutchess CountiesLyme Disease Awareness ProclamationPassed by NYS Senate and AssemblyProclamations by Year2018
2017
NY2017S6926AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases5-16-2018, referred to HealthTo ensure New York is taking the lead in the fight against Lyme and tick borne diseases (TBDs) by requiring the Commissioner of Health to work with health care providers and experts to develop a standard protocol and patient notification for the diagnosis and treatment of this public health epidemic.ease or other tick borne diseases relating to symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and other information relating to such diseases.Bill Info
NY2017S7168 A9535An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the reporting of lyme and tick-borne disease infection after deathReplaced by S1307, referred to Health Committee on 1/14/2019Relates to reporting Lyme and tick-borne disease infections after deathBill Info
NY2017S7208 A9830An act to amend the public health law, in relation to donation of blood by patients with a history of Lyme or tick-borne illnessesReplaced by S1303, referred to Health Committee on 1/14/2019Relates to review of blood donations of patients with certain illnesses
Bill Info
NY2017S3816An act authorizing the town of East Hampton, Suffolk county, to establish a tick control districtReferred to local governments on 5/16/2018To allow the Town of East Hampton to establish a tick control
district.
Bill Info
NY2016S07777A A10677An ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to meetings and reports of the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission6-12-2016 Referred to InsuranceRequires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report considering the impact on health insurance costs and quality of legislation requiring coverage of long term and chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.Bill Info
NY2014A7558-B S7854(Hannon)Prohibits the investigation of any claim of medical professional misconduct based solely on treatment that is not universally accepted by the medical profession.Signed into law 12-2014Doctor protection/amendedBill Info
NY2013Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogensDeadDead
NY2011A07696A S05354-AAN ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to coverage of long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogensDeadMandatory insurance for LymeBill Info
NY20071041AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law, in relation to coverage of long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogensDeadMandatory insurance & workers comp changes
NY2005OPMC Memo (Office of Professional Medical Conduct)Investigation of Practitioners Utilizing Treatment Modalities that are not Universally Accepted by the Medical Profession.Superceded by S-7854Doctor protection for long term treatment.OPMC Memo Info
NY2004S4148aOPMC Reform BillDead. Governoir did not want legislation , so advocates with Assemblymen got OPMC memo in 2005.Expand due process for doctors who treated Lyme.OPMC Memo Info
NY2002HearingAssembly Health Committee hearing2002-01-31 00:00:00LDA Testimony
NY2001HearingAssembly Health Education & Codes Committee hearing2001-11-27 00:00:00LDA Testimony
OR2018 to 2015, 2004-2003Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Awareness MonthPassedProclamations / Resolutions by Year2018
2017
2015
2004 H Res. 652
2003 H Res. 182
PAAll TimeSearch for House & Senate Bills, Resolutions and AmendmentsBy date, phrase, sponsor etc...Raise awareness of what PA is doing to combat TBDGeneral Assembly
PA2019HB629An Act providing for patient access to diagnostics and treatments for Lyme disease and related tick-borne illnesses; and requiring health care policies to provide certain coverage.Passed, April 10, 2019 [House]Patient access to care for Lyme disease and TBD; and health care policies coverageBill Info
PA2017Gov Proclamation & Senate Resolution No. 105May Lyme Disease Awareness MonthProclamation / Resolution by Year2017 Proclamation
2017 Resolution
PA2017Chester CountyMay Lyme Disease Awareness Month ProclamationSigned by Board of CommissionersProclamation by Year2017
PA2014SB177Create Task Force (Greenleaf)Passed into law 2014 Act 83Task ForceBill Info
History
PA2012HB272Establishing a task force on Lyme disease and related maladies; and providing for powers and duties of the task force, the Department of Health, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission and for required coverage; and executing prevention & education strategies.Deadestablish task force, required ins coverage, prevention & education strategiesBill Info
PA2011SB210DeadDoctor protection, insurance, task ForceBill Info
PA2010HB 894 (Phillips)
SB 1199 (Greenleaf)
An Act establishing a task force on Lyme disease and related maladies; and providing for powers and duties of the task force, the Department of Health, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, for certain antibiotic therapies and for misconduct proceedings.DeadTask force, insurance and doctor protectionBill Info
Bill Info
PA2010PA Hearing in Senate Banking and Insurance CommitteeAn Act establishing a task force on Lyme disease and related maladies; 2010-06-22 On Bill #2010-SB1199Bill Info
LDA Testimony
PA2009SB346An Act providing for Lyme disease education, prevention and treatment.2/20/2009
Referred to Public Health and Welfare.
Bill Info
PA2007HB798An Act establishing a task force on Lyme disease and related maladies; and providing for powers and duties of the task force, the Department of Health, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, for certain antibiotic therapies and for misconduct proceedings.DeadPhysician protection and mandatory insurance.Bill Info
PA2007PA House Health Committee Hearing2007-09-14On HB798 doctor protection and mandatory insurance.Bill Info
LDA Testimony
PA2005HB 1534 (Phillips)
SB 555 (Greenleaf)
DeadDoctor protection, mandatory insurance and task force creation.HB 1534
SB 555
PA2003HB 1977 (Phillips)
An Act providing for Lyme and related tick-borne disease diagnosis and treatment, for denial, revocation or suspension of license or discipline of treating physicians and doctors of osteopathy and for professional misconduct proceedings.DeadMaking it easier for doctors to offer long term treatment.HB 1977
PA2003SB 455 (Greenleaf)An Act providing for Lyme disease education, prevention and treatment; and making appropriations.DeadSB 455
RI2010H7418 S2265 substitute ABeth Bowley Coen Lyme Disease Educational ActLaw - Chapter 087Lyme disease awareness and prevention resources shall be made available for all public school students in the state. (Click here for LDA testimony)
RI2004S2939 H7240Act Relating to Health & Safety - Lyme Disease and TreatmentLaw - Chapter 04-035Mandates insurance coverage for long term treatment. (Passed 2003 - 2004 new version passed removing sunset provision) (LDA provided testimony for Senate & Assembly)
RI2003H6136 subA/S1173Lyme Disease Diagnosis & Treatment ActSigned bill7-7-2003Requires health insrance companies to cover long-term intravenous antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease patients beginning in 2004. Sunset provision was incorporated into bill--bill will expire at end of 2004, so impact may be assessed & evaluated by legislature to determine further action.
RI2002H7996AThe Lyme Disease Diagnosis and Treatment Act of 2002Law #159Prevents Rhode Island Board from prosecuting physicians for long treatment.
RI/North East Region2002Res. #166A Resolution of the New England Governors Conference, Inc. Concerning Lyme Disease & Other Tick-Borne IllnessesAdopted & CertifiedEncourages state & regional surveillance, prevention initiatives, increase in federal funding for testing & treatment, & encourages regional cooperation.Bill Info
RI2002RI Governor's Commission on Lyme2 day hearingLDA provided testimonyBill Info
RI2001Executive OrderThe Governors Commission on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne InfectionsExecutive OrderCreated a Lyme commission to study Lyme and co-infections in Rhode Island.
TX2009House Concurrent Resolution 152Study availability of medical treatmentsBill Info
TX1999HearingHearing held, The Senate Committee on Administration submits its Interim Report in accordance with the Interim Charges that were issued September 28, 1999. The committee was given the charge to study the effects of tick-borne illnesses on the citizen’s of Texas.To produce an interim report on diverse use of diagnosis and treatment of Lyme.
VA2013HB1933 SB971Lyme disease; written information to patient when ordering laboratory test for presence of disease.
Signed by House & Senate Leaders 2-23-13 as amended HB 1933ER. Gov. McDonnell signed into law 3-12, Effective 7-1-13. Expires 7-1-18Requires physicians to provide to patient getting test for Lyme, a written notice about Lyme, about testing, and the need for the patient to contact his physician with questions or concerns about Lyme. Licensees are immune from civil liability for providing such notice absent gross negligence or willful misconduct.Bill Info
VA2010Governor & Human Resources Sec. formed TFLyme Task ForceCreatedCreation of a Lyme task force.
VA2010HB1017Lyme disease; reporting and treatmentDead
VA2010HB 36Lyme disease; added to list of diseases required to be reported to Department of Health. DeadMandatory disease reportingBill Info
VT2018Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationSigned by GovernorSee Proclamation Here
VT2013H 123 S0112“An Act Relating to Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses,” Signed by Governor 5-22-14It permits doctors to prescribe long- term antibiotics for Lyme disease and requires insurers to cover such treatmentBill Info
VT2010HB512 (Compilation of HB 897, 1017,512, 1288)Voted to carry over to 2011 sessionLong term treatment
WI2004 thru 20172017 Senate Joint Resolution 45 / 2017 Assembly Joint Resolution 41Lyme Disease Awareness ProclamationPassed every year since 2004See Resolution Here
WV2018SB242AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section... all relating to requiring health insurance providers to provide coverage for long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient with Lyme disease.Introduced 1-11-18; Referred to the Committee of Health and Human Resources. Dead.The purpose of this bill is to require health insurance providers to provide coverage
for long-term antibiotic therapy for a patient with Lyme Disease.
Bill Info


WV2010HB2605Require accident and sickness insurance providers and health maintenance organizations to cover certain Lyme Disease treatments.DeadMandatory insurance.Bill Info

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