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316F4A0CF01954A287258AE500592151 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB24-073

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 19, 2024      
Location HCR 0112



SB24-073 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:13:33 AM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Represetatives Velasco and Titone, introduced Senate Bill 24-073
to the House Health and Human Services Committee. Current law defines a
small employer eligible for a small group health benefit plan as an individual,
firm, corporation, partnership, or association that employs between one
and 100 employees. The bill reduces the upper threshold to 50 employees
on January 1, 2026.
10:19:05 AM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
10:29:07 AM  
Adam Fox, representing
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in opposition to the bill.




Lindsey Vigoda,
representing Small Business Majority, testified in opposition to the bill.




Angelique Espinoza,
representing Good Business Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:39:31 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
10:50:31 AM  
The panel continued responding to questions from the committee.
10:54:41 AM  
Mr. Tony Gagliardi,
representing National Federation of Independent Business, testified in
support of the bill.




Ms. Monica VanBuskirk,
representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
11:01:38 AM  
Michael Conway, representing Division of Insurance, was available to answer committee questions.
11:01:49 AM  
The panel responded to questions from the committee.
11:17:46 AM  
The panel continued responding to questions from the committee.
11:22:02 AM  
The bill sponsors
introduced amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment D).


11:24:07 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Young
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Bradley Excused
Brown
English
Hamrick
Hernandez
Holtorf
Lieder
McCormick
Ortiz
Weinberg
Young
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:24:08 AM  
Representative Brown
introduced amendment L.003 to the committee (Attachment E).
11:26:12 AM  
The bill sponsors
spoke to amendment L.003 (Attachment E).


11:28:05 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Brown
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Bradley Excused
Brown
English
Hamrick
Hernandez
Holtorf
Lieder
McCormick
Ortiz
Weinberg
Young
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:28:06 AM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Represetatives Velasco and Titone, provided closing comments
regarding Senate Bill 24-073.
11:31:24 AM  
Members of the committee provided closing comments regarding the bill.


11:37:29 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-073, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Brown
Seconded Lieder
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Excused
Brown Yes
English Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hernandez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lieder Yes
McCormick Yes
Ortiz Yes
Weinberg Yes
Young Yes
Daugherty Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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