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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-19t13:39:10z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/19/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-181



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone Senate Bill 17-181 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 17-181 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







08:06 PM -- SB17-181



Representative Willett, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-181. Currently in a civil action for damages, the jury is not told about insurance coverage or other sources (collateral-source) from which the plaintiff has or may receive compensation. The bill allows the presentation of collateral-source evidence, unless the plaintiff agrees to a reduced jury award. The procedure for a collateral-source determination by the court and conditions under which the plaintiff may elect to exclude amounts paid by the collateral-source rule are specified in the bill.





08:13 PM



Representative Willett answered questions from the committee.



08:17 PM --
Rob Hunter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hunter answered questions from the committee.



08:25 PM --
Darin Schanker, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Schanker answered questions from the committee.



08:35 PM --
Gary Frisch, Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



08:39 PM --
Krista Meardon, Injury Finance, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Meardon answered questions from the committee.



08:42 PM --
Sean Karls, State Farm Insurance, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Karls answered questions from the committee.



08:56 PM --
Deborah Taussig, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.



08:59 PM --
Nate Ormond, Well States Healthcare, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Ormond answered questions from the committee.



09:05 PM --
Mark Hillman, Colorado Civil Justice League, testified in support of the bill.



09:09 PM --
Alan Morse, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Morse answered questions from the committee.





09:14 PM



Representative Willett made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-181
TIME: 09:23:52 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-181 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB17-181
TIME: 09:24:33 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-181 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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