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H_HIE_2017A 03/23/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/23/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:35 PM to 09:50 PM
Beckman
X
Buckner
X
Place: RM 271
Covarrubias
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Jackson
X
Representative Ginal
Kennedy
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Vanessa Conway
Ransom
X
Esgar
X
Ginal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1236

HB17-1256
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:35 PM -- HB 17-1236



Representative Kennedy presented House Bill 17-1236 to the committee, along with two handouts and amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachment A, B, C, and D). This bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in consultation with the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight and Advisory Board, to prepare an annual report detailing the cost of uncompensated care provided by general hospitals in Colorado. The bill specifies the information that hospitals are required to submit to HCPF and the cost categories that must be included in the hospital expenditure report. HCPF is required to submit the hospital expenditure report to the Health and Human Services Committees and the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly, the Governor, and the Medical Services Board by January 15 of each year beginning in 2018.





170323 AttachA.pdf170323 AttachA.pdf170323 AttachB.pdf170323 AttachB.pdf170323 AttachC.pdf170323 AttachC.pdf170323 AttachD.pdf170323 AttachD.pdf



01:45 PM --
Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified against the bill.



02:07 PM --
Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne testified in support of the bill.



02:16 PM --
John Bartholomew, representing HCPF, testified in support of the bill.













02:34 PM --
Elisabeth Arenales, representing the Colorado Center on Law & Policy, testified in support of the bill.



02:38 PM --
Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing the Colorado Commission on Affordable Health Care, testified in a neutral position.



02:41 PM --
Adella Flores-Brennan, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.



02:44 PM --
Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1236
TIME: 02:49:53 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C) to House Bill 17-1236. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1236
TIME: 02:50:47 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D) to House Bill 17-1236. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







02:52 PM



Representative Kennedy wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1236
TIME: 02:53:12 PM
MOVED: Kennedy
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1236, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:13 PM -- HB 17-1256



Representative Foote presented House Bill 17-1256 to the committee, along with five handouts (Attachments E, F, G, H, and I). Current rules adopted by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) in the Department of Natural Resources require that new sites for oil and gas operations be located at least 1,000 feet from school buildings and other high occupancy buildings. This bill requires that the minimum setback distance apply to the school property line, and not the school building. The setback requirement is applied to public schools, private schools, and child care centers. The bill also clarifies that setback requirements do not apply if a school begins operations near oil and gas facilities that are already permitted or in use.



170323 AttachE.pdf170323 AttachE.pdf170323 AttachF.pdf170323 AttachF.pdf170323 AttachG.pdf170323 AttachG.pdf170323 AttachH.pdf170323 AttachH.pdf170323 AttachI.pdf170323 AttachI.pdf



03:31 PM --
Eva Henry, representing the Adams County Board of Commissioners, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM --
Lee Berg, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Jennifer Carroll, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:42 PM --
Erasmus Nuttycombe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.









03:44 PM --
Sophia Nuttycombe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:46 PM --
Samantha Reynolds, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:50 PM --
Christine Berg, Mayor of Lafayette, testified in support of the bill.



03:54 PM --
Shaina Oliver, representing Moms Clean Air Force, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Emily Hornback, representing Western Colorado Congress, testified in support of the bill.



04:09 PM --
Leslie Robinson, representing Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



04:12 PM --
Chelsea Behanna, representing Moms Clean Air, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Jared Crump-Bertram, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Barbara Flores, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:23 PM --
Marilyn Hughes, Virginia Gebhardt, and Ingrid Moore testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment J).



170323 AttachJ.pdf170323 AttachJ.pdf



04:32 PM -- Marcia Martin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:36 PM --
Cynthia Johnson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:44 PM -- Kristen Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:46 PM -- Dr. Lisa McKenzie, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:49 PM -- Dr. John Adgate, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:01 PM --
Gary Davis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:05 PM --
Wendy Highby, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:11 PM --
Cameron Hoxie, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:14 PM -- Sara Loughlin, representing LOGIC, testified in support of the bill.



05:26 PM --
Jill Dreves, representing Indivisible Front Range Resistance, testified in support of the bill.



05:31 PM --
Carl Erickson, representing Weld Air & Water, testified in support of the bill.



05:33 PM --
Elizabeth Murphy, representing Colorado People's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.







05:36 PM -- Annemarie Beyers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:39 PM -- Jennifer Dulles, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:43 PM --
John Dulles, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:46 PM --
Kevin Lynch, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:51 PM --
Former Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.



05:52 PM --
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:56 PM --
Derek Malmgren, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:01 PM --
Matt Samuelson, representing Western Environmental Law Partners, testified in support of the bill.



06:04 PM --
Joshua Ingle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:07 PM
-- Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



06:08 PM -- Jean Lim, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:10 PM --
Shavonne Blades, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:14 PM --
Tricia Olson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill



06:18 PM --
Gaythia Weis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:21 PM --
Dawn Mullally, representing the American Lung Association, testified in support of the bill.



06:25 PM --
Christine Nyholm, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:29 PM --
Dr. Stewart Nyholm, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:30 PM --
Karen Dike, representing the Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.



06:33 PM --
Judith Blackburn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:37 PM --
Kaye Fissinger, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:40 PM --
Karen Speed, representing Colorado Community Rights, testified in support of the bill.



06:44 PM --
Linda Kraut, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:49 PM --
Timothy Graham, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:52 PM --
Maura Devine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





06:56 PM --
Phillip Doe, representing Be The Change, testified in support of the bill.



07:00 PM --
Vince Miller, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



07:03 PM --
Jim Ramey, representing The Wilderness Society, testified in support of the bill.



07:07 PM --
Jeri Shepherd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



07:10 PM --
Tracee Bentley, representing the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.



07:13 PM --
Jill Fulcher, representing Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill.



07:26 PM --
Uni Blake, representing the American Petroleum Institute, testified against the bill.



07:31 PM --
Dollis Wright, representing Quality Environmental Professional Associates, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment K).



170323 AttachK.pdf170323 AttachK.pdf



07:34 PM --
Angie Binder, representing the Colorado Petroleum Association, testified against the bill.



07:44 PM --
Neil Ray, representing Colorado Alliance of Mineral and Royalty Owners, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment L).



170323 AttachL.pdf170323 AttachL.pdf



07:49 PM -- Gary Moyer, represnting Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, testified against the bill.



07:52 PM --
Kevin Doran, representing Aurora Economical Development Council, testified against the bill.



08:01 PM --
Chance Kanode, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified against the bill.



08:04 PM --
Brandy DeLange, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified against the bill.



08:05 PM --
Jeff Wasden, representing Colorado Business Round Table and Vital Colorado, testified against the bill.



08:11 PM --
Matt Lepore, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, testified in a neutral position and answered committee members' questions.



08:43 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner, representing the Weld County Commissioners, testified against the bill.



08:48 PM --
Tom Parko, representing Weld County, testified against the bill.











08:52 PM --
Former Senator Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified against the bill.



09:04 PM --
Dan Haley, representing the Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified against the bill.



09:08 PM --
Don Simpson, representing Ursa Resources, testified against the bill.



09:12 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northern Colorado, testified against the bill.



09:17 PM



Representative Foote distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment M) and amendment L.003 (Attachment N) and explained the amendments.

170323 AttachM.pdf170323 AttachM.pdf170323 AttachN.pdf170323 AttachN.pdf
BILL: HB17-1256
TIME: 09:18:29 PM
MOVED: Jackson
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment M) to House Bill 17-1256. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1256
TIME: 09:20:38 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment N) to House Bill 17-1256. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB17-1256
TIME: 09:47:36 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1256, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS






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