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s_tra_2016a_2016-04-28t11:40:29z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1097



SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1097 to the Committee on Appro PASS







12:03 PM -- HB16-1097



Senator Scott, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1097. The bill allows providers of non-emergency transportation to Medicaid clients to operate under a limited regulation permit from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC). Under current law, such transportation providers must operate under a certificate of public convenience and necessity. To obtain a limited regulation permit under the bill, providers must submit an application, pay a fee, and show proof of an agreement with the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) regarding the provision of non-emergency transportation services. Permits for this class of provider are valid for one year.



Senator Scott responded to questions from the committee.



12:06 PM --
Gail Nehls, representing Amblicab, testified in support of the bill.



12:07 PM --
Elena Wilken, representing the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, testified in support of the bill.



12:09 PM --
Aditi Ramaswami, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved, testified in support of the bill.



12:12 PM --
Sarah Clark, representing Metro Taxi, testified from a neutral position on the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



12:15 PM --
Brian Allem, representing the Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council, testified in support of the bill.


BILL: HB16-1097
TIME: 12:18:34 PM
MOVED: Scott
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1097 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Cooke
Yes
Garcia
Yes
Todd
Yes
Scott
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:19 PM



The committee adjourned.




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