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645477027CD2EB488725869200750596 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-123

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 8, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-123 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:18:14 PM  
Senator Ginal, bill
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-123.  
The
bill authorizes the expansion of the Canadian Drug Importation Program
to include other nations if federal action allows it. It may affect state
and local government  expenditures on an ongoing basis.

02:30:12 PM  

Senator Coram, bill sponsor, presented SB 21-123 and responded to questions. Senator Ginal also responded to questions.

02:50:30 PM  
Mr. Shabbir Imber-Safdar, representing Partnership for Safe Medicines, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions.
02:56:41 PM  

Kim Bimestefer, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

03:33:14 PM  

Mr. Brian Tapley, representing the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:05 PM  

Mr. Gregory Glischinski, representing the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), testified in support of the bill.

03:40:10 PM  
Ms. Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
03:43:41 PM  
Mr. Robert Smith, representing Colorado Business Group on Health, testified in support of the bill.
03:47:44 PM  
Ms. Jennifer Roberts, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:36 PM  

Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions.

03:56:43 PM  

Mr. Tony Gagliardi, representing National Federation of Independent Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

04:02:05 PM  

Dr. Sami Diab, representing himself, testified in support of the bill, and responded to questions.

04:14:19 PM  
Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
04:18:18 PM  

Craig Domeracki, Friday Health Plans, testified in support of the bill

04:23:59 PM  
Kelly Swartzendruber,
representing HCPF, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
 Additional testimony may be found at Attachment C.
04:24:22 PM  
Senators Ginal and Coram provided closing remarks.


04:42:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-123 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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