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s_sa_2018a_2018-01-31t13:33:57z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-080

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Jan 31, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-080 - Committee Discussion Only


03:52:31 PM  

Senator Aguilar, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-080 to the committee. The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to design and implement an importation program for pharmaceutical prodcuts from Canada for sale to Colorado consumers.  Senator Aguilar presented slides on the bill [Attachment F].

04:03:44 PM  

Michael Nell, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:07:26 PM  

Elisabeth Arenales, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:28 PM  

Leah Lindahl, representing the Healthcare Distribution Alliance, testified against the bill. She provided written testimony [Attachment G].  Ms. Lindahl responded to committee member questions.

04:17:18 PM  
Senator Aguilar responded to committee member questions.
04:19:44 PM  

Zoey DeWolf, representing Colorado Bioscience, testified against the bill.

04:23:11 PM  

Senator Aguilar responded to committee member questions.

04:24:06 PM  

Peter Pitts, representing the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, testified against the bill.  He responded to committee member questions.

04:31:38 PM  

Kara Miller, representing the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, testified against the bill. She provided a position statement [Attachment H].

04:34:13 PM  

Caitlin Westerson, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:22 PM  
Senator Aguilar wrapped up her presentation of the bill and responded to committee member questions.






Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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