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H_RAA_2019A 04/11/2019 11:03:09 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON RURAL AFFAIRS & AGRICULTURE
Date 04/11/2019
Attendance
Arndt X
Buck X
Buentello *
Catlin X
Lewis X
McCluskie X
McLachlan X
Pelton X
Titone *
Valdez D. X
Roberts X
Time 11:03:09 AM to 12:12:56 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1305 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-004 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-162 Referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1305 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:03:23 AM  

Representatives McLachlan and Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1305.  The bill clarifies that tribal departments of human services and law enforcement agencies may conduct criminal history background checks of persons who will be taking a child in an emergency placement.

11:06:16 AM  
Chris Andrist, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.
11:07:03 AM  
Korey Elger, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
11:07:38 AM  

Representatives McLachlan and Catlin made concluding remarks.



11:09:13 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1305 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Catlin
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Excused
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



11:03:10 AM

Representative Roberts called the meeting to order.



SB19-004 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:09:18 AM  

Representatives Roberts and McCluskie, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-004.  The bill modernizes laws authorizing health care cooperatives to incorporate consumer protections and collective rate negotiations.

11:12:10 AM  
Tamara Drongstvat, representing Peak Health Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
11:16:12 AM  
Claire Brockbank, representing Peak Health Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
11:17:56 AM  
Ms. Drongstvat and Ms. Brockbank responded to committee questions.
11:21:40 AM  
Maggie Lifland, representing Peak Health Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
11:31:00 AM  
Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:31:43 AM  
Ms. Stojsavljevic and Ms. Lifland responded to committee questions.
11:33:41 AM  

Michael Conway, Interim Colorado Insurance Commissioner at the Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.  

11:39:28 AM  
Representatives Roberts and McCluskie responded to committee questions.
11:50:49 AM  

Representatives Roberts and McCluskie discussed and distributed amendments L.007, L.010, and L.011 [Attachments A, B, and C].

11:51:56 AM  

Representatives McCluskie and Roberts responded to committee questions concerning the amendments.



11:52:36 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 [Attachment A].
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Roberts
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone Excused
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:54:21 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 [Attachment B].
Moved Roberts
Seconded McCluskie
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone Excused
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:55:01 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 [Attachment C].
Moved Roberts
Seconded McCluskie
Arndt
Buck
Buentello
Catlin
Lewis
McCluskie
McLachlan
Pelton
Titone Excused
Valdez D.
Roberts
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:55:02 AM  
Representatives McCluskie and Roberts made concluding remarks.
11:55:28 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:00:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-004, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded McCluskie
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis Yes
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-162 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:00:31 PM  

Representative McCluskie, prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-162.  The bill continues indefinitely the River Outfitter Advisory Committee in the Department of Natural Resources.

12:02:46 PM  
Doug Vilsack, Department of Natural Resources, and Bryan Jameson, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to questions from the committee.
12:10:12 PM  
Representative McCluskie made concluding remarks.
12:10:26 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:12:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-162 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McCluskie
Seconded Valdez D.
Arndt Yes
Buck Yes
Buentello Yes
Catlin Yes
Lewis No
McCluskie Yes
McLachlan Yes
Pelton Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Roberts Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:12:56 PM   The committee adjourned.