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H_HI_2020A 02/19/2020 02:11:46 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 02/19/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Buckner X
Champion X
Jackson X
Mullica X
Soper *
Tipper X
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
Time 02:11:46 PM to 08:16:00 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1008 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1085 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1065 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1075 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1008 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:12:16 PM  

Representative Lontine, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1008 and distributed amendment L.008 (Attachment A).  Public testimony for House Bill 20-1008 was taken during the February 4, 2020 committee hearing.  

02:18:18 PM  

Representative Baisley distributed amendments L.009 and L.007 to the committee (Attachments B and C).  A handout was distributed (Attachment D).  



02:20:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment B) to amendment L.008 (Attachment A).
Moved Baisley
Seconded Will
Baisley Yes
Buckner No
Champion Yes
Jackson No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Titone No
Will Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:20:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment A).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Tipper
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:22:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C).
Moved Baisley
Seconded Champion
Baisley Yes
Buckner No
Champion Yes
Jackson No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Titone No
Will Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:23:12 PM  

Representative Lontine gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:30:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1008, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Tipper
Baisley No
Buckner Yes
Champion No
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:31:23 PM  

Representative Kennedy and Representative Herod, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1085 to the committee.  The bill makes several changes to state law concerning health insurance requirements, opioid prescribing limitations, the prescription drug monitoring program, state and local public health funding, the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Grant Program, education for health care providers, and the Colorado substance use disorders prevention collaborative.

A handout was distributed (Attachment E).  Amendments L.002, L.004, L.007, L.008 and L.009 were distributed to the committee (Attachments F to J).

02:41:41 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

02:49:04 PM  

Clare Pramuk, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions regarding the fiscal note.

02:50:17 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:52:51 PM  

Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Karlee Tebbutt, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified regarding the bill and amendments.  Virginia Morrison Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified regarding the bill and amendments.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

03:01:33 PM  

Dr. Donald Stader, Colorado Medical Society and the American College of Emergency Physicians - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill and in support of House Bill 20-1065.  Dr. Jonathan Clapp, Colorado Medical Society and the Colorado Pain Society, testified in support of the bill.   The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:15:01 PM  

Sonny Lawrence, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Nita Walter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Michelle Figurelli, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.  Joseph Figurelli, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

03:37:43 PM  

Maura Proser, Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Organizations (CALPHO), testified in support of the bill.  Tracy Ritter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Tracy Anselmo, CALPHO, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

03:45:47 PM  

Dr. Liz Lovefury, Acupuncture Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment K).  Cameron MacDonald, American Physical Therapy Association - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.  Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Rob Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:42 PM  

Kate Horle, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment L).  Rick Curtsinger, Quality Health Network, testified in support of the bill.  Bethany Pace-Danley, Peer Assistance Services, Inc., testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment M).

04:15:41 PM  

Danielle Meier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Brittany Schock, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

04:23:26 PM  

Amendment L.010 was distributed to the committee (Attachment N).



04:24:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jackson
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:29:28 PM  

Dr. Valuck returned to the table to answer committee questions about the amendments.



04:32:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Tipper
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Tipper
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment I).
Moved Jackson
Seconded Tipper
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:11 PM  

The committee discussed a possible conceptual amendment.



04:37:29 PM
Motion Move a conceptual amendment to amendment L.009 (Attachment J) to line 3, strike 'fewer' and insert 'lower.'
Moved Tipper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:37:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment J), as amended.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Jackson
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:38:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment N).
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Buckner
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:42:26 PM  

Kristen Forrestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions.

04:45:01 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks
on the bill.  The committee members commented on the bill.  


04:46:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Buckner Excused
Champion Excused
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1065 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:46:38 PM  

Representative Kennedy and Representative Herod, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1065 to the committee.  The bill requires health insurers to reimburse hospitals for prescribing opiate antagonists to covered individuals; creates immunity for individuals who administer an expired antagonist; allows pharmacists to sell non-prescribed clean syringes or needles to individuals without a prescription; allows local public health agencies to operate clean syringe programs without county approval and allows hospitals to operate a clean syringe program; and increases appropriations to the Harm Reduction Grant Program Cash Fund.



A handout was distributed (Attachment O).  Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments P and Q).

04:54:40 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

04:55:33 PM  

Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

04:57:15 PM  

Dr. Joyce Gamewell, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment R).  Longinos Gonzalez, El Paso County Commissioner, testified in opposition to the bill.  Helen Collins, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

05:10:59 PM  

Dr. Rob Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.  Jessica Kobylinski, Colorado Health Network, testified in support of the bill.  Lisa Raville, Harm Reduction Action Center, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Judy Solano, Southern Colorado Harm Reduction, testified in support of the bill.

05:35:48 PM  

The previous panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

05:39:53 PM  

Dr. Chris Stock, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.  Tracey Ritter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Sarah Rowan, Denver Public Health, testified in support of the bill.  Jackie Zheleznyak, Denver Health, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment S).  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

05:58:33 PM  

Paul Glasheen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  David Wasserman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:05:46 PM  

The bill sponsors discussed amendments to the bill.



06:09:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment P).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Buckner Excused
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:10:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment Q).
Moved Mullica
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Buckner Excused
Champion
Jackson
Mullica
Soper
Tipper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:10:19 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:20:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1065, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Jackson
Baisley No
Buckner Excused
Champion No
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1075 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:21:06 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

06:32:04 PM  

The committee came back to order.

06:32:23 PM  

Representative Saine and Representative Humphrey, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1075 to the committee.  The bill prohibits licensed physicians from performing abortions except:



•        when an abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the woman and the physician has made a reasonable medical effort to preserve both the life of the woman and her unborn child; or

•        when the physician provides medical treatment to a woman that results in the accidental injury or death of the unborn child.

Offenses under the bill are punishable as a class 1 felony, and a conviction constitutes unprofessional conduct for the purposes of physician licensing.

 

A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment T).  

 

06:35:54 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

06:36:22 PM  

Pat Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:40:57 PM  

Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Arriana Belkin, Planned Parenthood of the Rockies, testified in opposition to the bill.  Written testimony was submitted on behalf of Reverend Tawana Davis (Attachment U).  Justine Sandoval read the testimony of Amanda Carlson, representing Cobalt, in opposition to the bill.

06:48:48 PM  

Kat Watren, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Robert Fox, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Samantha Koch, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Matt Niedzielski, Respect Life of Diocese of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.

07:00:05 PM  

Dr. Kelly Sennholz, representing herself and Cobalt, testified in opposition to the bill.  Elizabeth Hinkley read the testimony of Dr. Sarah Green, in opposition to the bill.

07:09:21 PM  

Laurel Flahive, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:18:27 PM  

Eli Grimm, representing themselves, testified in opposition to the bill.  America Ramirez, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR), testified in opposition to the bill.  Kassandra Morales, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.   

07:26:13 PM  

Rebecca Klenda, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Christy Rodriguez, Colorado Campaign for Life, testified in support of the bill.  

07:33:08 PM  

Dana Villareal, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Saul Alfaro, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Isabel Rosales, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Gina Millan, COLOR, testified in opposition to the bill.  

07:41:07 PM  

Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women, testified in opposition to the bill.  Linda Levy, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Melanie Kesner, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dilpreet Jammy, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

07:56:26 PM  

Millie McCloy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  

08:00:53 PM  

Representative Saine read the testimony of Jeff Hunt into the record.  A handout was distributed (Attachment V).

08:07:10 PM  

The bill sponsors gave closing remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



08:15:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1075 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Buckner Excused
Champion Yes
Jackson No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Titone No
Will Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:15:46 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1075 indefinitely.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Buckner Excused
Champion No
Jackson Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:16:00 PM   The committee adjourned.