View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3166

Rep. HILL proposes the following Amendment No. 1 to H. 3166 (COUNCIL\VR\3166C001.NBD.VR21):

Reference to the bill as introduced.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 2 and inserting:

/ SECTION 2. Chapter 33, Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:


Sickle Cell Anemia Disease

Section 44-33-10. The Department of Health and Environmental Control is hereby authorized to initiate a sickle cell education and prevention program based entirely upon voluntary cooperation of the individuals involved. The program shall provide:

(a)(1)laboratory testing of black citizens in the reproductive ages to determine the presence of the sickle cell gene;

(b)(2) counselling for persons identified as carriers of the sickle cell gene, for the purpose of preventing sickle cell anemia in the future offspring of such carriers educating these persons about the risk of a child of the person inheriting sickle cell disease;

(c)(3)referral of persons with sickle cell anemia disease, as necessary, so that they may obtain proper medical care and treatment; and

(d)(4)basic education to the general public about sickle cell disease, so as to eradicate the stigma attached to this malady the disease.

Section 44-33-20. The Department of Motor Vehicles may add a notation to a private passenger-carrying motor vehicle registration to indicate that the driver may have sickle cell disease. The application for this special motor vehicle registration notation must include an original certificate from a licensed physician, as defined in Section 40-47-20, that certifies that the applicant has been diagnosed with sickle cell disease. The 'sickle cell disease' notation would only appear when a law enforcement check is run on the vehicle's license plate through the department's online interface with law enforcement to alert the officer that the driver may have sickle cell disease." /