Status Summary

First reading, referred to Ways & Means on 1.25.19.
Not yet scheduled for a hearing.

As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.10.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



This bill imposes a surcharge on amounts received by any person, including persons engaging within this state in the business of radio and television broadcasting, for the sale of advertising space or time in a media outlet to promote the sale of prescription drugs directly to consumers.

The surcharge is equal to 2.0 13 percent.

All receipts from the surcharge imposed under this section must be used for services related to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of substance addiction and behavioral health conditions.

This act takes effect October 1, 2019