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H_HIE_2016A 03/24/2016 01:37:01 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/24/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:37 PM to 04:52 PM
Becker K.
X
Brown
X
Place: Old Supreme Court Chamber
Buckner
X
Esgar
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Humphrey
X
Representative McCann
Joshi
X
Klingenschmitt
X
This Report was prepared by
Landgraf
X
Amanda King
Lontine
*
Primavera
*
Ransom
X
Ginal
X
McCann
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1379

HB16-1336
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:37 PM -- HB 16-1379



Representative Kraft-Tharp, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1379. The bill clarifies and amends portions of the continuing professional development program for licensed psychologists, enacted by House Bill 15-1057. Licensed psychologists are regulated by the State Board of Psychologist Examiners in the Department of Regulatory Agencies. The clarifications include allowing credit hours for teaching or giving presentations to be awarded more than once for the same material, but only once during the same licensure cycle; allowing credit hours for writing, editing or reviewing psychology publications and not limiting the credit hours to the first year of publication or distribution; and limiting the award of credit hours to review of peer review journal articles.



01:40 PM --
Dr. Laura Knudtson, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Knudtson answered questions from the committee.



01:47 PM



Committee discussion with Representative Kraft-Tharp and Dr. Knudtson about the bill ensued.



01:54 PM



Representative Kraft-Tharp made closing remarks about the bill. Representative McCann recessed the committee.











01:56 PM



The committee came back to order.

BILL: HB16-1379
TIME: 01:56:28 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1379 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-3, with one excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Excused
Ransom
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 3 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:58 PM -- HB 16-1336



Representative Rankin and Representative Hamner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1336. The bill requires the Commissioner of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to conduct a study to determine the impacts and viability of establishing a single geographic area for use in determining the premium rates for individual health insurance plans issued in Colorado. The study must be completed no later than August 1, 2016. The commissioner must report and present the findings and recommendations of the study to the Joint Budget Committee.



02:02 PM



Representative Rankin answered questions from the committee.



02:07 PM --
Lee Cox, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cox answered questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Alice Pugh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pugh answered questions from the committee.















02:19 PM --
Chris Neuswanger, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Neuswanger answered questions from the committee. He provided a packet of information (Attachment A) to the committee.



160324 AttachA.pdf160324 AttachA.pdf



02:24 PM --
Richard Backe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Backe answered questions from the committee.



02:29 PM --
Terri Newland, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Newland answered questions from the committee.



02:33 PM --
Jim Markuson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Markuson answered questions from the committee.



02:39 PM --
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.



02:41 PM --
Steve Reynolds, Club 20, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Reynolds answered questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Kim Cancelosi, Town of Frisco, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cancelosi answered questions from the committee.



03:06 PM --
Nissa Erickson, Representative Jared Polis' Office, read a statement from Representative Jarod Polis (Attachment B). Ms. Erickson answered questions from the committee.



160324 AttachB.pdf160324 AttachB.pdf



03:13 PM --
Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM --
Eileen Waldow, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Virginia Morrison-Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in a neutral capacity. She discussed her concerns about implementing a single geographic rating area. Ms. Morrison-Love answered questions from the committee.



03:38 PM



Representative Hamner made comments to the committee. Discussion with Ms. Morrison-Love ensued.



03:48 PM --
Sara Orrange, Colorado Association of Health Plan, testified in a neutral capacity.



03:51 PM --
Jill Ryan, Eagle County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.









03:56 PM --
Mike Bordogne, Lake County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



03:59 PM --
Rachel Richards, Pitkin County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



04:04 PM --
Tom Jankovsky, Garfield County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



04:09 PM --
Phil Chamberland, Gunnison County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



04:12 PM --
Dan Gibbs, Summit County Board of County Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



04:18 PM --
Peg Brown, Division of Insurance, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity. Ms. Brown answered questions from the committee.



04:34 PM



Representative Esgar explained amendment L.002 (Attachment C). Representative Rankin and Representative Hamner commented on amendment L.002. Representative Esgar further explained amendment L.002.



160324 AttachC.pdf160324 AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1336
TIME: 04:35:00 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Becker K.
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Excused
Primavera
Ransom
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:37 PM



Representative Ginal explained amendment L.003 (Attachment D) and a conceptual amendment to amendment L.003. Representative Hamner made comments about the conceptual amendment to amendment L.003. Ms. Brown commented on amendment L.003. Committee discussion about amendment L.003 and the conceptual amendment to amendment L.003 occurred. Representative Rankin and Representative Hamner commented on amendment L.003. Ms. Brown responded to members questions. Committee discussion about amendment L.003 ensued.



160324 AttachD.pdf160324 AttachD.pdf



04:43 PM



Representative McCann read letter from Anita Denboske (Attachment E).



04:45 PM



Representative Hamner and Representative Rankin made concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1336
TIME: 04:50:38 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1336, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:51 PM



The committee adjourned.


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