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Bill Detail: HB24-1132

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Title Support for Living Organ Donors
Status Sent to the Governor (05/16/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Fiscal Policy & Taxes
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Public Health
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors M. Bradfield (R)
M. Rutinel (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/29/2024

Section 1 of the bill creates the CARE for Living Organ Donors
Act (act) to include benefits and recognition for living organ donors. The
act includes:
  • A list of provisions in current law, as well as in the bill,
that may benefit a living organ donor;
  • Certification of living organ donors by the department of
public health and environment to allow living organ donors
to verify their status as living organ donors, which may be
required for a benefit or recognition;
  • Authorization for a health-care provider to make a qualified
payment to a certified living organ donor or an individual
who will become a certified living organ donor for
expenses associated with a living organ donation; and
  • Before performing an organ donation recovery operation on
a living organ donor donating an organ without an intended
recipient, a requirement that a transplant center participate
in a national-level organ voucher program or have its own
internal organ voucher program that satisfies specified
Section 3 prohibits an employer from intimidating, threatening,
coercing, discriminating, or retaliating against or taking an adverse action
against an employee who is or becomes a living organ donor.
Section 5 designates April 11 each year as Living Organ Donor
Recognition Day.
Sections 6 and 7 create:
  • The organ donation qualified payment tax credit, which
allows a health-care provider that makes a qualified
payment to a certified living organ donor for certain
expenses related to organ donation to claim a refundable
credit equal to the total amount of the qualified payment;
  • The living organ donor tax credit, which allows a certified
living organ donor to claim a refundable credit equal to the
total amount of qualified expenses the donor incurred in
connection with an organ donation, up to $40,000.
Sections 8 and 9 create a distinctive special license plate for living
organ donors featuring the statement Living Organ Donor.
Sections 2 and 4 of the bill make technical amendments to or
relocate current law.

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