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h_hie_2018a_2018-02-08t13:37:36z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1012

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Feb 8, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1012 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:55:09 PM  

Representatives J. Becker and Lontine, bills sponsors, explained the bill.  The bill places certain restrictions on contract provisions that a vision plan provider may place on vision care providers.

04:58:50 PM  
Representatives J. Becker and Lontine responded to committee questions.
05:03:57 PM  

Representative Ginal proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. 

05:04:34 PM  
Deanna Alexander, representing the Colorado Optometric Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:36 PM  
Ms. Alexander responded to committee questions.
05:09:44 PM  

Wendy Hauteman, representing VSP Vision Care, testified in opposition to the bill.  

05:14:09 PM  
William Moore, representing Davis Vision, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:18:14 PM  

Mr. Moore and Ms. Hauteman responded to committee questions concerning discounts, vision plans, and retail price of eyewear products.  

05:31:59 PM  

Julian Roberts, representing the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP), testified in opposition to the bill.

05:33:32 PM  
Joseph Wende, representing EyeMed, testified
in opposition to the bill.  
05:35:03 PM  
Mr. Roberts and Mr. Wende responded to committee questions.
05:42:05 PM  
Robert Holden, representing NAVCP, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:44:19 PM  

Virginia Morrison Love, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Love distributed the Avalon Health Economics Report [Attachment E].  

05:47:06 PM  
Ms. Love and Mr. Holden responded to committee questions.
05:55:33 PM  

Sean Claflin, representing the Colorado Optometric Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:00:19 PM  

Zoey Loomis, representing the Colorado Optometric Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:01:31 PM  
Ms. Loomis and Mr. Claflin responded to committee questions. Committee discussion ensued.
06:06:51 PM  
David Navas, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:13 PM  

Jon Pederson, representing the Colorado Optometrist Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:12:03 PM  
Mr. Pederson responded to committee questions.
06:16:50 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony. 

06:17:36 PM  

Amendments L.004 L.005 and L.006 were distributed to the committee [Attachments F, G, H]

06:18:40 PM  

Representative Lontine explained L.004 to the committee [Attachment F].



06:19:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment F]
Moved Lontine
Seconded Esgar
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Roberts
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:19:53 PM  

Representative J. Becker explained L.006 [Attachment H].

06:20:37 PM  

Representative Langraf explained L.005 to the committee [Attachment G]



06:20:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment H]
Moved Lontine
Seconded Ransom
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Roberts
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:22:06 PM  
Representative J. Becker discussed his opposition to L.005.


06:24:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment G]
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Covarrubias No
Humphrey Yes
Jackson No
Kennedy No
Landgraf Yes
Lontine No
Ransom Yes
Roberts No
Wilson No
Esgar No
Ginal No
YES: 4   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
06:24:55 PM  

Representatives Lontine and J. Becker made closing remarks.

06:26:24 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



06:31:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1012, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Esgar
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS