TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021, 8:00 am, E2.026
PAID OR INCURRED
HOUSE JUDICIARY & CIVIL JURISPRUDENCE
HB 1617 by Bonnen will be heard in JCJ on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in E2.026 This bill is of immense importance to addressing the abuse of the paid or incurred rule and the process of proving up the reasonableness of medical charges. Please attend the hearing or send someone to register FOR HB 1617.
THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021, 9:00 am, SENATE CHAMBER
SENATE NATURAL RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SB 1259 by Birdwell (companion HB 3262 by Smith) clarifies language on the long-standing practice of temporarily withholding payments when there is a dispute over rightful royalty ownership. Once the dispute is resolved, the rightful owner is paid in full. A recent court decision noted the statute needed “clear language from the legislature” confirming the intent. Without this clarification, it could become necessary to file an interpleader lawsuit in these instances, requiring the rightful owner to have to hire a lawyer to get their money from the court. Please attend the hearing or send someone to register FOR SB 1259. Witness registration kiosks will be available outside the Senate Chamber and in the Extension on the Senate side of E1.