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h_phc_2016a_2016-04-08t10:55:55z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1399



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1399 to the Committee on Appro PASS







11:58 AM -- HB 16-1399



Representative Singer, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1399 to the committee. The bill prohibits providers of worker's compensation insurance from denying a claim for mental impairment benefits based solely on the occupation of the worker. The bill requires that each claimant be evaluated by a Colorado licensed, level II fully accredited physician, licensed psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.



12:01 PM



Representative Singer responded to questions from the committee.



12:16 PM --
Amy Newton, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:27 PM --
Paul Feld, Colorado Self-Insured Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:33 PM --
Harvey Flewelling, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:35 PM



Ms. Newton, Mr. Flewelling, and Mr. Feld responded to questions from the committee.



12:50 PM




Committee discussion continued.



01:11 PM -- Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Colglazier responded to questions from the committee.



01:15 PM --
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Bommer responded to questions regarding the bill.



01:32 PM --
Ken Platt, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of this bill.



01:46 PM --
Dr. John Nicoletti, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Sergeant Sean Harper, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



01:56 PM




Dr. Nicoletti, Sergeant Harper, and Mr. Platt responded to questions from the committee.



02:18 PM



Committee discussion continued.



02:36 PM --
Steven Deal, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Sandra Edwards, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:53 PM



Mr. Deal and Ms. Edwards responded to questions from the committee.



02:58 PM --
Mike Violette, Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Violette responded to questions from the committee.



03:04 PM



Representative Singer gave concluding remarks on the bill.




03:08 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1399
TIME: 03:19:10 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1399 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-5, with one excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Excused
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:20 PM



The committee adjourned.








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