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H_PHC_2016A 04/12/2016 01:44:16 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/12/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:44 PM to 05:35 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Everett
X
Ginal
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative Primavera
Landgraf
X
Leonard
X
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Anne Wallace
Pettersen
*
Tyler
X
Windholz
X
Singer
X
Primavera
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1387

HB16-1390

HB16-1366

HB16-1381

HB16-1127
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely





01:38 PM -- HB 16-1387



Representative Primavera, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1387 to the committee. The bill requires that health insurance plans provide coverage for severe protein allergic conditions and amino acid-based elemental formulas.



01:40 PM



Representative Primavera responded to questions from the committee about the bill. Amendment L.003 (Attachment A) was distributed to the committee.



160412 AttachA.pdf160412 AttachA.pdf



01:45 PM -- Dr. Dan Atkins, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill



01:51 PM --
Dr. Glenn Furuta, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.













01:54 PM



Dr. Furuta and Dr. Atkins responded to questions from the committee.



01:59 PM --
Laura Meberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:03 PM --
Monica Jensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:07 PM --
Janie Dullard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and showed the committee a photo of her children.



02:10 PM



Ms. Dullard responded to questions from the committee.



02:11 PM



Representative Primavera explained amendment L.003 to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1387
TIME: 02:12:11 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Excused
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



02:12 PM



Representative Primavera and Dr. Atkins responded to questions from the committee about the bill.



02:15 PM



Ms. Dullard, Ms. Jensen, and Ms. Meberg returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.









02:20 PM



The committee recessed briefly.



02:28 PM



Representative Singer called the meeting back to order.



02:29 PM



Representative Primavera gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1387
TIME: 02:36:41 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1387, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Tyler
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











02:37 PM -- HB 16-1390



Representative Moreno, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1390 to the committee. A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment B). The bill specifies that a person is immune from criminal prosecution when suffering from or reporting an emergency drug or alcohol overdose, if certain conditions are met. The bill provides immunity from arrest for underage persons reporting alcohol or marijuana overdoses and extends the immunity from arrest and prosecution to the underage person requiring medical assistance.



160412 AttachB.pdf160412 AttachB.pdf



02:40 PM



Representative Moreno answered questions from the committee about the bill.



02:42 PM --
Ali Maffey, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Maffey responded to questions from the committee.



02:46 PM --
Lisa Raville, Harm Reduction Action Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Raville responded to questions from the committee.



02:55 PM --
Helen Alvillar, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:58 PM --
Danna Bushnell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:03 PM --
Jamie Feld, Boulder County Public Health, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Feld responded to questions from the committee.



03:08 PM --
Hannah Garelick, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:12 PM -- Sarah Clark, Smart Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:16 PM



Representative Moreno responded to questions from the committee.







03:20 PM



Representative Moreno gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1390
TIME: 03:24:08 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1390 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-1, with one excused.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Excused
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:26 PM -- HB 16-1366



Representative Primavera, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1366 to the committee. The bill requires the Director of Professions and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) to adopt rules to require licensed hearing aid providers and audiologists to make disclosures related to hearing aid pricing and other communications options.



03:33 PM



Representative Primavera distributed amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments C and D) and explained them to the committee.



160412 AttachC.pdf160412 AttachC.pdf160412 AttachD.pdf160412 AttachD.pdf



03:37 PM --
Dusty Jessen, Colorado Audiology Association, testified in support of the bill with amendments.



03:39 PM --
Malcolm Jewell, Colorado Hearing Society, testified in a neutral capacity.











03:42 PM --
Samantha Warren, Colorado Audiology Association, testified in support of the bill with amendments.



03:45 PM --
Christine Gerhardt-Jewell, Colorado Hearing Society, testified in a neutral capacity.



03:49 PM --
Wynne Whyman, representing herself, testified in a neutral capacity. Ms. Whyman responded to questions from the committee.



03:58 PM



Representative Primavera answered questions about the bill. Committee members commented on the amendments L.002 and L.003. Representative Singer recessed the committee briefly.



04:04 PM



Representative Singer called the meeting back to order. Bart Miller, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer questions about amendments L.002 and L.003.

BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 04:10:21 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 04:11:37 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt a conceptual amendment to amendment L.003 to strike line 10 of the amendment and insert "Page 3, after line 3, insert:" The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 04:12:32 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Amendment L.003 (Attachment D), as amended. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:14 PM



Representative Primavera gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 04:14:46 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1366, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:17 PM -- HB 16-1381



Representative Primavera, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1381 to the committee. The bill requires that health insurance plans provide coverage for one breast cancer screening per year that must be provided using the breast imaging modality appropriate for each individual's health needs as determined by the person's physician or radiologist. The bill defines "breast cancer screening" as any noninvasive imaging modality, or combination of modalities, as recommended by the American College of Radiology and considered as an acceptable standard of care for the early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer screening under this standard may include a clinical exam or follow-up imaging, as recommended by the American College of Radiology, in the event of an incomplete screening result.



04:22 PM --
Dr. Alison Sandberg, Kaiser Permanente, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:26 PM -- Dr. Elizabeth Kraft, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Kraft responded to questions from the committee.



04:42 PM --
Sara Orrange, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:45 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.











04:47 PM



Ms. Morrison Love and Ms. Orange responded to questions from the committee.



04:53 PM --
Peg Ellefson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Ellefson responded to questions from the committee.



04:57 PM --
Dr. Jonathan Flug, Colorado Radiological Society, testified support of the bill. Dr. Flug responded to questions from the committee.



05:05 PM --
Toni Panetta, Susan G. Komen Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Panetta responded to questions from the committee.



05:17 PM



Representative Primavera explained amendments L.002 and L.003 (Attachments E and F) to the committee. The amendments were distributed.



160412 AttachE.pdf160412 AttachE.pdf160412 AttachF.pdf160412 AttachF.pdf

BILL: HB16-1381
TIME: 05:21:02 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1381
TIME: 05:25:55 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





05:27 PM



Representative Primavera gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1381
TIME: 05:33:34 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1381, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:35 PM



The committee adjourned.





01:37 PM -- HB 16-1127



Representative Sias, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1127, to the committee. This bill requires the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) to conduct an audit of three community-centered boards (CCBs) at least once every five years. To select CCBs for auditing, the OSA must divide CCBs into three sub-groups, based on the number of clients served, with new CCBs added to one of the three sub-groups. One CCB from each sub-group must receive an audit at least once every five years. The OSA must submit a written report of each audit to the Legislative Audit Committee. The bill specifies that CCBs are now subject to the Colorado Local Government Audit Law and the requirements of the audits described above. Representative Sias asked that the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.

BILL: HB16-1127
TIME: 01:37:33 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1127 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Excused
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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