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H_SA_2016A 04/13/2016 11:38:48 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/13/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:38 AM to 01:14 PM
Foote
X
Humphrey
X
Place: LSB A
Leonard
*
Neville P.
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Primavera
X
Representative Ryden
Tyler
X
Wist
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
*
Julia Jackson
Ryden
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1212

HB16-1389

HCR16-1001
Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely





11:39 AM -- HB16-1212



Representative Roupe, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1212 to the committee and provided a handout (Attachment A). This bill creates an income tax credit for health care providers serving Medicaid patients in tax years 2016, 2017, and 2018. The tax credit is calculated as 50 percent of the difference between Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. If no Medicare equivalent or billing code exists, the credit is calculated as the difference between the Medicaid reimbursement and the amount published in the most recent Colorado-specific cost-of-care or compensation survey. The credit is nonrefundable, meaning it is limited to a taxpayer's income tax liability, and may not be carried forward.



16HouseState0413AttachA.pdf16HouseState0413AttachA.pdf



Representative Roupe distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments B and C), and a fiscal note memo concerning amendment L.001 (Attachment D).



16HouseState0413AttachB.pdf16HouseState0413AttachB.pdf 16HouseState0413AttachC.pdf16HouseState0413AttachC.pdf



16HouseState0413AttachD.pdf16HouseState0413AttachD.pdf

















11:43 AM --
Eric Goff, representing the Home Care Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:49 AM --
Jeff Thormodsgaard, representing the Colorado Dental Association and the Colorado Association of Family Physicians, testified on the bill and responded to committee member questions.



Representative Roupe described amendment L.002.





11:57 AM



Representative Roupe discussed amendments L.001 and L.002.

BILL: HB16-1212
TIME: 11:59:02 AM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to House Bill 16-1212. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






































BILL: HB16-1212
TIME: 12:00:39 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C) to House Bill 16-1212. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





12:01 PM



Representative Roupe wrapped up her presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1212
TIME: 12:02:11 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1212, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 0-9.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
No
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 0 NO: 9 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL












BILL: HB16-1212
TIME: 12:04:18 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1212 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:05 PM -- HB16-1389



Representative Joshi, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1389 to the committee. The bill modifies the procedures for photographing a child's body to document evidence of child abuse. The bill defines the terms "visible in plain sight" and "private area of the child" and specifies procedures and restrictions for obtaining photographic evidence of a child's body, with separate standards specified for government employees and for certain health professionals not employed by the government. Photographic evidence of the private area of a child cannot be taken without the consent of a parent or the child, if aged 15 to 18, or a court order. The bill makes exceptions to this restriction for medical emergencies in the case of government employees and for bona fide medical purposes for non-governmental health professionals. The State Board of Human Services is required to adopt rules concerning photographing the private area of a child, including the manner and place of such photographs, the process for parental notification and consent, storage and security of images, and training on how to conduct legal searches and how to perform appropriate searches of the private areas of children.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Joshi.



12:09 PM --
Theresa Sidebotham, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a packet of information (Attachment E) and responded to committee member questions.



Attachment E can be viewed at Legislative Council.



12:35 PM --
Dorothy Macias, representing the Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.





















12:45 PM --
Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified against the bill. He noted other organizations opposed to the bill. He responded to committee member questions.





12:55 PM



Representative Joshi wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1389
TIME: 12:58:47 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1389 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL














































BILL: HB16-1389
TIME: 01:02:32 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1389 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:03 PM -- HCR16-1001



Representative Lundeen, sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 to the committee. This resolution refers a ballot question to voters changing the operations of the state legislature. The referred measure will appear on the ballot for the election to be held November 8, 2016. If approved by voters, the measure:



• decreases the length of the regular session of the state legislature from 120 days each year to 90 in even-numbered years and to 60 days in odd-numbered years;



• limits the number of bills and resolutions that a legislator may introduce to two bills and two resolutions in any regular legislative session, excluding bills for appropriations, bills recommended by legislative committees, and resolutions dealing with adjournment and transactions of business between the House and Senate;



• allows both chambers of the legislature to create a restrictive process to authorize an exemption from the specified bill and resolution limits; and



• implements a biennial state budget cycle beginning in FY 2018-19 and specifies the process for considering the general appropriation bill. The process includes the Joint Budget Committee dividing the appropriations bill by subject matter for consideration by the committees of reference in each chamber. Committees may not increase funding for any agency or institution.



Representative Lundeen provided a handout on the resolution's proposed timeline (Attachment F).



16HouseState0413AttachF.pdf16HouseState0413AttachF.pdf



















01:08 PM



Committee members discussed the resolution with Representative Lundeen.



Representative Lundeen wrapped up his presentation of the resolution. Committee members commented on the resolution.

BILL: HCR16-1001
TIME: 01:13:05 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
















































BILL: HCR16-1001
TIME: 01:13:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Concurrent Resolution 16-1001 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:14 PM



The committee adjourned.