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h_hie_2017a_2017-04-13t14:15:25z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1237



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E) to House Bill

Refer House Bill 17-1237 to the Committee of the W


PASS







02:15 PM -- HB 17-1237



Representative Hamner presented House Bill 17-1237 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment A). This bill allows local governments to provide health benefits to their employees through the state employee group benefit plans managed by the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA). Participation in the state group benefit plans is voluntary for local governments and must be approved by the state personnel director through an intergovernmental agreement. The state personnel director must establish rules for local government participation, and may require that local governments meet certain financial and other conditions in order to participate in the state plan. The bill defines eligible local governments as municipalities, counties, city and counties, special districts, school districts, and any other subdivision of the state.



170413 AttachA.pdf170413 AttachA.pdf



02:20 PM --
Michael Holton, representing Vail Valley Medical Center, testified against the bill and presented a packet of letters (Attachment B).



170413 AttachB.pdf170413 AttachB.pdf



02:24 PM --
Marguerite Tuthill, representing Western Healthcare Alliance, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment C).



170413 AttachC.pdf170413 AttachC.pdf



02:28 PM --
Bonnie Wasli, representing Valley View Hospital, testified against the bill.



02:30 PM --
John Leavitt, representing Colorado Network, testified against the bill.



02:34 PM --
Charlie Sheffield, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill.



02:37 PM --
Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment D).



170413 AttachD.pdf170413 AttachD.pdf



02:41 PM --
June Taylor, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Freda Pachter, representing the Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Kevin Bommer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



03:03 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties Incorporated, testified in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
Sarah Vaine, representing Summit County, testified in support of the bill.








BILL: HB17-1237
TIME: 03:11:59 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E) to House Bill 17-1237. The chair ruled that the amendment did not fall under the bill's title.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





170413 AttachE.pdf170413 AttachE.pdf



03:14 PM



Representative Hamner wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB17-1237
TIME: 03:15:13 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1237 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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