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FFE18C9DAA43FB5187258821006BAF2A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1233

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 11, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1233 - Committee Discussion Only


01:36:35 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Soper, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1233. The bill continues the regulation of optometrists in the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2022. Representative Soper announced that the bill would be laid over for action at the end of witness testimony in order to do more stakeholder work.

01:41:07 PM  
Bryan Jameson, representing the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Colorado Office of Policy, Research, and Regulatory Reform, was available to answer committee questions. He explained the sunset process.
02:02:17 PM  
Mr. Jameson continued to explain the sunset review to the committee.
02:03:31 PM  
Dr. Starck Johnson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:48 PM  
Dr. Leo Seibold, representing the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:12:35 PM  
Dr. David Johnson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:15:38 PM  
Dr. Deidre St. Peter, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:18:31 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:33:38 PM  
Dr. Monica Ertel, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:37:14 PM  
Dr. Julia Xia, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:40:26 PM  
Dr. Casey Smith, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:43:15 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:48:14 PM  
Dr. Michael Puente, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:17 PM  
Mrs. Charlotte Allison, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:55:51 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:50 PM  
Dr. Heather Gitchell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:00 PM  
Dr. Deanna Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:07 PM  
Dr. Jon Pederson, representing the Colorado Optometric Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:58 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:16:29 PM  
Dr. Sean Claflin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:52 PM  

Mrs. Sharie Fant, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Witness testimony concluded and the bill w






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