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H_HIE_2017A 04/27/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 04/27/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 05:27 PM
Beckman
X
Buckner
X
Place: HCR 0107
Covarrubias
X
Humphrey
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Jackson
X
Representative Ginal
Kennedy
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
*
Vanessa Conway
Ransom
X
Esgar
X
Ginal
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-249

SB17-278

HB17-1351

HB17-1350

HB17-1355
Amended, Referred to House Finance

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:35 PM -- SB 17-249



Representative Ginal presented Senate Bill 17-249 to the committee, along with amendment L.004 (Attachment A), amendment L.005 (Attachment B), and two handouts (Attachments C and D). This bill continues the Division of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) until September 1, 2030, and implements recommendations from the 2016 sunset report. The bill establishes a separate sunset date of September 1, 2022, for the regulation of preneed funeral contracts. The division is required to study whether preneed funeral contract sellers are in compliance with applicable law and determine strategies to gain compliance if sellers are not in compliance. The division will report their findings by September 1, 2017, to the House and Senate Business committees. In addition to various technical changes, the bill:



170427 AttachA.pdf170427 AttachA.pdf170427 AttachB.pdf170427 AttachB.pdf 170427 AttachC.pdf170427 AttachC.pdf ATTACH D



• repeals the duties assigned to the Department of Public Health and Environment related to health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and reassigns them to the Commissioner of Insurance;

• repeals the Certified Capital Company Act effective July 1, 2025; and

• repeals the exemption from consumer protection statutes for private passenger automobile policies with more than four automobiles.













01:42 PM -- Vivienne Belmont, representing DORA, testified in a neutral capacity.



01:49 PM --
Peg Brown, representing the Division of Insurance, answered committee questions.



01:50 PM --
Marguerite Salazar, Commissioner of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.



01:55 PM --
Rob Southey, representing Bankers Insurance Co., testified in support of the bill.



01:56 PM
-- Mike Whitlock, representing American Surety Co., testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM --
Yelana Love, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained amendment L.004 (Attachment A).

BILL: SB17-249
TIME: 02:00:11 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A) to Senate Bill 17-249. 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: SB17-249
TIME: 02:01:41 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B) to Senate Bill 17-249. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Buckner
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: SB17-249
TIME: 02:02:12 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-249, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:06 PM -- SB 17-278



Representative Ginal presented Senate Bill 17-278 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment E). The bill prohibits the nuisance exhibition of motor vehicle exhaust, which is the knowing release of soot, smoke, or other particulate emissions, from a motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 pounds or less. If the exhaust obstructs or obscures another person's view of the roadway, other users of the roadway, a traffic control device, or otherwise creates a hazard to a driver, bicyclist, or pedestrian, it is a class A traffic infraction, punishable by a fine of $100 and a surcharge of $10. All vehicles used for commercial activities are exempt from the bill.



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02:16 PM --
Michael Raber, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:19 PM --
Ted Heyd, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:21 PM --
Theresa Conley, representing Conservation Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:37 PM --
Morgan Cullen, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



02:39 PM --
Bob Overbeck, representing Fort Collins City Council, testified in support of the bill.



02:40 PM --
Greg Fulton, representing Colorado Motor Carriers Association, testified in support of the bill.







02:44 PM



Representative Ginal wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB17-278
TIME: 02:52:09 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-278 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Beckman
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:55 PM -- HB 17-1351



Representative Pettersen presented House Bill 17-1351 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment F). The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), to prepare a written report for various committees in the General Assembly concerning the feasibility of providing residential and inpatient substance use disorder treatment as a part of the Medicaid program. This report will include information related to the treatment of substance abuse disorders and the costs associated with providing treatment through Medicaid. Additionally, the report will issue recommendations concerning a time frame for implementing substance use disorder treatment as a benefit under Medicaid, effective use of state and federal funding, and changes to state law necessary to implement this treatment as a part of Medicaid. The report is due no later than November 1, 2017.



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03:09 PM --
Zack Lynkiewicz, representing HCPF, answered committee questions.



03:14 PM --
Lenya Robinson, representing HCPF, answered committee questions.



03:35 PM --
Daniel Darting, representing Signal Behavioral Health, testified in support of the bill.











03:38 PM --
Tonya Wheeler, representing Colorado Providers' Association and Advocates for Recovery Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:44 PM --
Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:54 PM --
Cheri Urda Wissel, representing Advocates for Recovery Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Lisa Raville, representing the Harm Reduction Action Center, testified in support of the bill.



04:03 PM --
Brad Sjostrom, representing Colorado Providers' Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:06 PM --
Dr. Aleah Hordtman, representing Arapahoe House, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:22 PM --
Dr. Robert Valuck, representing Colorado Consortium for Prescription Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1351
TIME: 04:26:19 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F) to House Bill 17-1351. 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







04:27 PM



Representative Pettersen wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1351
TIME: 04:27:32 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1351, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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



04:39 PM -- HB 17-1350



Representatives Liston and Pettersen presented House Bill 17-1350 to the committee, along with amendment L.001 (Attachment G), a strike-below. The bill allows a pharmacist filling a prescription for a schedule II opioid to dispense the drug in smaller increments when the partial fill is requested by the patient or practitioner who wrote the prescription and the total amount dispensed through incremental fillings does not exceed the total quantity prescribed. The bill sets forth timing, documentation, and prescribing practitioner notification requirements concerning partial fillings of opioid prescriptions.



170427 AttachG.pdf170427 AttachG.pdf



Under the bill, a patient who receives a partial opioid prescription is not subject to any cost sharing or coinsurance under his or her's health plan for subsequent fills of the remaining portion of the prescription after paying for the initial portion.







04:44 PM --
Dr. Robert Valuck, representing Colorado Consortium for Prescription Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.



04:48 PM --
Dr. Larry Wolk, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.



04:50 PM --
Dr. Don Stader, representing the American College of Emergency Physicians, testified in support of the bill.



05:00 PM --
Angie Baker, representing Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:01 PM --
Brad Young, representing Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:04 PM --
Chris Johnson, represnting County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



05:06 PM --
Carol Helwig, representing Boulder County Public Health and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Dr. Steven Wright, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:12 PM --
Dr. Gina Moore, representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the strike-below amendment.



05:15 PM --
Ronnie Hines, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1350
TIME: 05:17:23 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill 17-1350. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Kennedy
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





05:17 PM



Representatives Liston and Pettersen wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1350
TIME: 05:18:13 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1350, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:20 PM -- HB 17-1355



Representative Young presented House Bill 17-1355 to the committee. This bill allows county block grant Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) moneys transferred to the Child Care Development Fund under current law to be used for child care quality activities as identified in the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.



05:22 PM --
Barbara Kirkmeyer, Weld County Commissioner, representing Colorado Counties Inc, testified in support of the bill.



05:23 PM -- Jennifer Corrigan, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in a neutral capacity.





05:24 PM --
Erin Mewhinney, representing DHS, testified in a neutral capacity.



05:24 PM --
Luis Garcia, representing DHS, testified in a neutral capacity.

BILL: HB17-1355
TIME: 05:25:56 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1355 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:26 PM



The meeting adjourned.


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