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S. 930: Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 28, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 930

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 28, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Gardner) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act.

2.

Applications for non-prescription contraceptive drugs

(a)

Priority review of application

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the Secretary) shall give priority review to any supplemental application submitted under section 505(b) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355(b)) for a contraceptive drug, provided that—

(1)

the supplemental application is with respect to a drug intended for routine use; and

(2)

if the supplemental application is approved, with respect to individuals aged 18 and older, such drug would not be subject to section 503(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 353(b)(1)).

(b)

Fee waiver

The Secretary shall waive the fee under section 736(a)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 379h(a)(1)) with respect to a supplemental application that receives priority review under subsection (a).

(c)

Over-the-Counter availability

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to individuals under age 18, a contraceptive drug that is eligible for priority review under subsection (a) shall be subject to section 503(b)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 353(b)(1)), including after approval of the supplemental application as described in subsection (a)(2).

3.

Empowering women to make their own health decisions

(a)

Repeal of tax on over-the-Counter medications

(1)

HSAs

Subparagraph (A) of section 223(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking Such term and all that follows through the period.

(2)

Archer MSAs

Subparagraph (A) of section 220(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking Such term and all that follows through the period.

(3)

Health flexible spending arrangements and health reimbursement arrangements

Section 106 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking subsection (f) and by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (f).

(4)

Effective dates

(A)

Distributions from savings accounts

The amendments made by paragraphs (1) and (2) shall apply to amounts paid with respect to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.

(B)

Reimbursements

The amendment made by paragraph (3) shall apply to expenses incurred with respect to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.

(b)

Repeal of limitations on contributions to flexible spending accounts

(1)

In general

Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking subsection (i).

(2)

Effective date

The amendment made by this subsection shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2019.