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H_HI_2019A 04/24/2019 01:35:32 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/24/2019
Attendance
Baisley X
Beckman *
Buckner X
Jackson *
Jaquez Lewis X
Mullica X
Soper *
Titone X
Will X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:32 PM to 06:34:33 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-061 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-005 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-013 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-219 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-175 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB19-217 Referred to House Judiciary
HB19-1320 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB19-061 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:35:32 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative Hooton presented Senate Bill 19-061 to the committee.  The bill authorizes the Department of Public Safety to promulgate rules that incorporate current federal standards for certification and recertification of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) pressure vessels.

01:37:50 PM  
Representative Lontine proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.  Ryan Pennock, Hexagon Digital Wave, testified
in support of the bill.  Mr. Pennock responded to committee questions.
 
01:41:51 PM  
Representative Hooton gave closing remarks
on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.  


01:44:24 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-061 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Jaquez Lewis
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-005 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:44:49 PM  
Representative Jaquez Lewis presented Senate Bill 19-005
to the committee.  The bill creates the Canadian Prescription Drug
Importation Program in the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
(HCPF).  Witness testimony on the bill was taken during the April
17, 2019, Health and Insuance Committee meeting.  Amendment L.022
was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).
01:48:31 PM  

Representative Jaquez Lewis described the amendment and responded to committee questions.  Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee questions about the fiscal note.  Committee discussion ensued.



01:57:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022 (Attachment A).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:59:25 PM  

Representative Jaquez Lewis gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:13:02 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-005, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-013 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:13:18 PM  
Representatives Hooton and Ransom, bill sponsors, presented
Senate Bill 19-013 to the committee.  The bill adds a condition for
which a physician could prescribe an opiate for pain to the list of disabling
medical conditions for which medical marijuana may be used.  Witness
testimony on the bill was taken during the March 6, 2019, Health and Insurance
Committee meeting.  Amendment L.004 was distributed to the committee
(Attachment B).
02:25:56 PM  

Committee discussion ensued with the bill sponsors.



02:37:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
Moved Buckner
Seconded Titone
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:41:56 PM  

Representatives Hooton and Ransom gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:42:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-013, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica No
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo No
Lontine Yes
YES: 5   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:43:14 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
02:46:13 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting
back to order.
 


02:47:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-013, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Jackson
Baisley Yes
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica No
Soper No
Titone Yes
Will No
Caraveo No
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-219 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:47:41 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

02:48:52 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-219 to the committee.  Under current law, the Colorado
Licensing of Controlled Substances Act in the Department of Human Services
(DHS) is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019.  This bill extends
the repeal date to September 1, 2026, and implements several recommendations
from the sunset report.  The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.
02:55:02 PM  

Cristen Bates, DHS, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.

03:05:03 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

03:07:21 PM  

Representative Lontine called the meeting back to order.

03:07:22 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez gave closing remarks on
the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.


03:09:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-219 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Caraveo
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper No
Titone Excused
Will No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-175 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:10:01 PM  

Representative Roberts, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-175 to the committee.  The bill creates the new class 1 traffic misdemeanor of causing serious bodily injury to a vulnerable person while carelessly driving.  The offense requires that the driver's actions are the proximate cause of injury.  A violation results in 12 points issued to the driver's license which results in a license being suspended.  In addition, the driver may be subject to a restitution order, required to attend a driver improvement course, or be ordered to perform useful public service for no more than 320 hours.  The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.

03:22:21 PM  
Representative Caraveo proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.  Piep van Heuven, Bicycle Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Jill Locantore, Vision Zero Coalition and
Walk Denver, testified in support of the bill.  Adelaide Perr, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Douglas Howey, Colorado
Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  The
witness panel responded to committee questions.  

03:55:19 PM  
Maryssa Ashton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Jordan Ashton, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  Triny Willerton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.  Sergeant Mike Honn, Department of Public
Safety, responded to committee questions.  Bridgette Tomasetti, Department
of Revenue, responded to committee questions.    
04:33:16 PM  
Amendment L.004 was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).


04:33:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C).
Moved Soper
Seconded Will
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:40:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-175, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Soper
Seconded Lontine
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-217 - Referred to House Judiciary


04:41:16 PM  
Representative Lontine recessed the committee.
04:49:29 PM  
Representative Lontine called the meeting back to order.
04:50:55 PM  
Representative Snyder, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-217 to the committee.  The bill creates a health care
lien.   Witness testimony on the bill was taken during the Aprill
22, 2019, Health and Insurance Committee meeting.  Committee members
discussed the routing of the bill.  Representative Snyder commented
on the bill.  


04:54:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-217 to the Committee on Judiciary.
Moved Soper
Seconded Lontine
Baisley Yes
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1320 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:55:05 PM  
Representative Kennedy and Representative
Lontine, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1320 to the committee.
 The bill establishes Hospital Community Accountability Boards in
each of the seven regions of Colorado, as defined by the Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing's (HCPF's) regional accountable entity
model.  Each nonprofit hospital must report to HCPF and its regional
accountability board concerning its community health needs assessment,
community benefit implementation plan, and community benefit activities
in the preceding year.  The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
   
05:09:06 PM  

Representative Caraveo proceeeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Heidi Baskerfield, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill with amendments and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).  Janie Wade, SCL Health, testified in support of the bill with amendments.  Monica Buhlig, Centura Health, testified in support of the bill with amendments.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  

05:25:03 PM  

Mason Smith, St. Mary's Corwin, testifid in opposition to the bill.  Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).

05:36:47 PM  

Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Jessica Morgan, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.  Tonya Kelly Bowry, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Kari Snelson, Northeast Health Partners, testified in support of the bill.

05:47:27 PM  

Myron Unruh, Beacon Health Options, testified in support of the bill.  Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.  Debra Judy, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.  A.W. Schnellbacher, AARP - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:00:55 PM  

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.  Kim Bimestefer, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.  Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  The witness panel responded to committee questions.

06:18:41 PM  

Amendments L.004, L.005, and L.011 were distributed to the committee (Attachments F, G, and H).  Committee discussion ensued regarding amendments.



06:31:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment G) to L.004 (Attachment F).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Soper
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Lontine
Caraveo
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:32:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment H) to L.004 (Attachment F).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Mullica
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Lontine
Caraveo
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:32:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F), as amended.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Buckner
Baisley
Beckman
Buckner
Jackson
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Soper
Titone
Will
Lontine
Caraveo
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:32:50 PM  

Representatives Lontine and Kennedy gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



06:34:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1320, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Mullica
Baisley No
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Jackson Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Will Yes
Lontine Yes
Caraveo Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:34:33 PM   The committee adjourned.