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34557AEDF91235BB872583C3005CC9FE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1131

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 20, 2019      
Location LSB B



HB19-1131 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:53:31 AM  

Senator Winter, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1131. This bill requires a drug wholesaler, manufacturer, or agent of either, to provide the wholesale acquisition cost of a prescription drug to the entity or individual with whom drug-related information is shared, as well as educational materials concerning the whole acquisition cost of other prescription drugs in the same therapeutic class.

10:57:14 AM  
Dana Mallick, PhRMA, testified against
the bill, without amendments.
11:00:22 AM  
Emily Roberts, Colorado Bioscience Association, testified against the bill.
11:03:09 AM  
Ms. Mallick responded to questions.
11:06:47 AM  
Senator Winter responded to questions.
11:13:01 AM  
Ms. Mallick responded to questions.
11:13:45 AM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus, testified in support
of the bill and responded to questions.
11:24:29 AM  
Committee questions continued.
11:28:24 AM  
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society,
testified in support of the bill.
11:32:03 AM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacists Society,
testified in support of the bill.
11:35:36 AM  
Ms. Zadvorny and Ms. Moore responded to the questions.
11:41:33 AM  
Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:47:49 AM  
Stan Gelb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:23 AM  
Dave Rodriguez, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
12:02:56 PM  
Committee discussion and comments followed.
12:03:49 PM  
Beth Utton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:07:26 PM  
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:31 PM  
Jessica Morgan, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:15 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
12:23:10 PM  
Sentor Winter distributed two letters in
support of the bill to the committee (Attachments C and D).  Senator
Winter distributed amendments L.013 and L.014 (Attachments E and F).


12:25:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachments E).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:26:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014 (Attachment F).
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:26:13 PM  
Senator Winter made closing comments.


12:29:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1131, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder No
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS