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H_HI_2019A 02/13/2019 02:33:07 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 02/13/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman X
Buckner X
Catlin *
Jackson X
Jaquez Lewis X
Mullica X
Soper *
Titone X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:33:07 PM to 08:16:30 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1150 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB19-1103 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1154 Postponed Indefinitely

HB19-1150 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:33:31 PM  
Representative Titone, bill sponsor, presented
in House Bill 19-1150 to the committee.  
The
bill recreates the Consumer Insurance Council as an advisory body to the
Commissioner of Insurance in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
 
02:37:01 PM  
Carol Pace, AARP, distributed a handout
and testified in support of the bill (Attachment A).  Representative
Titone distributed a fact sheet regarding the bill and amendment L.001
(Attachments B and C).
02:38:44 PM  
Matt Mortier, Division of Insurance (DOI),
testified in support of the bill.
02:39:04 PM  
Vincent Plymell, DOI, testified in support
of the bill.
02:40:42 PM  
Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:48 PM  
Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
D).
02:45:20 PM  
Mr. Mortier and Mr. Plymell returned to
the table to respond to questions from the committee regarding the sunset
report on the council.
02:50:22 PM  
Max Nardo, Legislative Council Staff, responded
to questions from the committee regarding amendment L.001.


02:51:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Catlin
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:51:42 PM  
Representative Titone gave concluding remarks regarding the bill.


02:54:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1150, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Catlin Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1103 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:55:42 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

02:55:43 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Representative Humphrey and Representative Saine, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1103 to the committee.  The bill prohibits a licensed physician from performing abortions except in limited circumstances and makes offenses a class 1 felony.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).   

03:05:49 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
03:14:03 PM  
Christy Rodriguez, Colorado Campaign for Life, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:24 PM  
Samantha Koch, representing herself, testified in support
of the bill.
03:23:04 PM  
Jolene Nawrocki, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:25 PM  

Cathy Schara, representing herself, testified in support of bill.

03:29:07 PM  

The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:31:41 PM  
Dr. Aaron Lazorwitz, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:34:49 PM  

The testimony of Emily Snyder, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, was read in opposition to the bill.

03:37:43 PM  
Reverend Dawn Riley Duval, Soul to Soul Sisters, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:53 PM  

Jack Teter, Planned Parenthood, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:42:57 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions
from the committee.
03:50:38 PM  
Jenna Ellis, Colorado Family Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:28 PM  
Brad Bergford, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:21 PM  
Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:51 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:06:04 PM  
Nora Bashir, Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:09:20 PM  
Kate Newell, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:11:43 PM  
Reverend Laura Rossbert, Interfaith Alliance,
testified in opposition to the bill.
04:13:56 PM  
Maria Lizarraga, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:16:09 PM  
Julie Bailey, Diocese of Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:03 PM  
Dr. Thomas Perille, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
F).
04:25:14 PM  
Thomas Uebbing, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:42 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:29:25 PM  
Luce Stone, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
04:36:01 PM  
Amy Ross, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:36:35 PM  
Claire Leonard, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:42:40 PM  
Scott Horak, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:18 PM  
Matt Niedzielski, Pikes Peak Citizens for Life, testified in support of the bill.
04:49:12 PM  
Jennie McCabe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:15 PM  
Alex Ferencz, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:55:42 PM  
Joey Miller, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:57:56 PM  
Carrie Wilson, representing herself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
05:00:30 PM  
Yvonne Williams, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:59 PM  
Robert Fox, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:08:43 PM  
Virginia Havel, Colorado Campaign for Life, testified in support of the bill.
05:10:30 PM  
Ryan McCabe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:11:35 PM  
Sullivan McCabe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:12:32 PM  
Bennett Rutledge, representing himself,
testified regarding the bill.
05:17:25 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:20:48 PM  
Lisa Koets, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:23:13 PM  
Sabrina Gurule, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:27:22 PM  
Leona Hudson, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:29:43 PM  
Mark Aughenbaugh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:32:10 PM  
A handout was distributed to the committee
(Attachment G).
05:33:47 PM  
Jill Wildenberg, Interfaith Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:40 PM  
Lizzy Hinkley, American Civil Liberties
Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:39:34 PM  
Gena Ozols, NARAL Pro-choice Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:42:19 PM  
Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization
for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition
to the bill.  
05:45:17 PM  
Cynthia Barnes, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:48:58 PM  
Cody LeBlanc, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:52:36 PM  
Representatives Saine and Humphrey gave closing remarks on the bill.
05:58:46 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


06:09:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1103 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Beckman
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner No
Catlin Yes
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:09:57 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1103 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1154 - Postponed Indefinitely


06:10:09 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
06:20:42 PM  
Representative Caraveo called the meeting
back to order.  
06:23:12 PM  
Representative Mullica and Representative
Catlin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-11154 to the committee.
 The bill prohibits health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers
from taking certain actions that limit or restrict a covered person's ability
to select a pharmacy.  Representative Catlin responded to committee
questions about the bill.
06:26:05 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
06:36:58 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Health Insurance
Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:39:05 PM  
Rachel Lee, CVS Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:42:17 PM  
Marc Reece, Aetna, testified in opposition
to the bill.
06:45:22 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:06:12 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Colorado Competitive Council,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:09:36 PM  
Loren Furman, Colorado Chamber of Commerce,
testified in opposition to the bill.
07:12:52 PM  
Eric Barnard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
07:16:52 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
07:20:00 PM  
Selena Owen, Gem Pharmacy, testified in
support of the bill.
07:23:12 PM  
The testimony of Heidi Haines, the Arc
of Colorado, was read in support of the bill.  A handout was distributed
(Attachment H).  
07:25:28 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:27:44 PM  
Ki Davis, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
07:32:35 PM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified
in support of the bill.
07:40:08 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
07:55:31 PM  
Representative Soper distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment I).


07:58:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I).
Moved Soper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Catlin
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:58:14 PM  
Representatives Mullica and Catlin gave closing remarks on the bill.
08:01:13 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:14:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1154, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Catlin
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner No
Catlin Yes
Jackson No
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


08:16:16 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1154 indefinitely.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Catlin No
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica No
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:16:30 PM   The committee adjourned.






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