Pharmacy benefits management; payment for clean claims submitted electronically. (SB1084)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmacy benefits management. Prohibits a covered entity from contracting for pharmacy benefits management unless the pharmacy benefits manager has agreed in writing that the pharmacy benefits manager shall not keep any incentive or compensation from a manufacturer or distributor with regard to the policyowners claims. The pharmacy benefits manager is also required to agree to disclose its actual acquisition costs and any rebates or compensation from a manufacturer or distributor. A pharmacy benefits manager is prohibited from charging more for drugs than the pharmacy benefits managers actual acquisition costs for the drug, except for an administrative fee. In addition, pharmacy benefits managers shall agree to give the group or individual policyowner the right to audit its records. Read the Bill »


03/11/2007: Passed the General Assembly


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079050792
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1084)
02/05/2007Committee substitute printed 070275792-S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070275792-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1084S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/2007VOTE: (36-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 070288792-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070288792-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1084H1
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1084H1)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1084ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from SCC (SB1084ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/26/2007G Governor's Communication
03/26/2007Bill became law without Governor's signature, Chapter 839 (effective - see bill)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)