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s_hhs_2018a_2018-02-08t13:35:10z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-131

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 8, 2018      
Location SCR 354



SB18-131 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:13:14 PM  
Senator Smallwood reconvened the meeting.
 
Senator Tate, bill sponsor,
presented Senate Bill 18-131 and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment
B).  SB 18-131 makes various updates to the State Employees Group
Benefit Act to conform with current state and federal law, remove obsolete
provisions, and reflect current practices.  Among its many provisions,
the bill:
  • changes the definition of "dependent"
    to reflect that coverage can continue under an employee's policy until
    a child is age 26 and removes the requirement that a dependent child over
    age 19 be unmarried and enrolled as a full-time student to maintain coverage;

  • removes domestic partner from the definition
    of "dependent" to reflect the repeal of rules allowing domestic
    partners as dependents;
  • removes provisions referencing maximum
    lifetime benefits, which are prohibited under federal law;

  • removes a public hearing requirement
    that conflicted with the state procurement code; and

  • removes various obsolete provisions.


03:15:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:15:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-131, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS