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h_hie_2018a_2018-03-08t14:17:59z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1260

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date Mar 8, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1260 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:28:17 PM  

Representatives Ginal and Jackson, bill sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1260 to the committee.  The bill requires health insurers and drug manufacturers to report certain information to the Department of Regulatory Agencies.  The bill sponsors distributed a handout [Attachment B].

03:34:18 PM  
Representatives Ginal and Jackson responded to committee questions.
03:37:14 PM  

Caitlin Westerson, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill and distributed a document [Attachment C].

03:40:29 PM  
Bethany Pray, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:56 PM  

Ms. Westerson and Ms. Pray responded to committee questions.  Representatives Ginal and Jackson responded to committee questions.

03:55:57 PM  

Dana Malick, representing the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed documents [Attachments D and E].

04:01:06 PM  

April Giles, representing the Colorado Bioscience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms Giles distributed a document [Attachment F].

04:02:51 PM  

Kara Miller, representing Biotechnology Innovation Organization, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Miller distributed documents [Attachment G and H]. 

04:08:59 PM  

Ms. Malick and Ms. Giles responded to committee questions.

04:21:18 PM  

Kristi Pollard, representing the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:23:08 PM  
Jennifer Churchfield, representing Front Range Pharmalogic, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:25:49 PM  
Mr. Pollard responded to committee questions.
04:28:40 PM  
Brenda Gleason, representing Pfizer Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.
04:31:42 PM  
Carleen McGuffey, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:35:24 PM  
Ms. Gleason and Ms. McGuffey responded to committee questions.
04:46:33 PM  
Gail DeVore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:02 PM  

Brandt Wilkins, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:54:06 PM  

Ms. DeVore and Mr. Wilkins responded to committee questions.  Ms. DaVore distributed a document [Attachment I].

04:57:14 PM  

Amy Duckro, representing herself, testified in support of bill.  Mr Duckro distributed a document [Attachment J].

04:58:29 PM  
Kenyon Weidle, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  
05:02:35 PM  
Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:20 PM  
Alice Gibbs, representing the Colorado Community Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
05:09:36 PM  

Natalie Wood, representing the Bell Policy Institute, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wood distributed a document [Attachment K].

05:12:40 PM  

Ed Shackelford, representing the Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Shackelford distributed documents [Attachment L and M].

05:18:13 PM  

Alyson Williams, representing Health District of Northern Larimer County, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:44 PM  
Kelly Erb, representing Colorado Rural Health, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:43 PM  
Joan Green Turner, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:20 PM  
Virginia Morrison Love, representing America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in support of the bill.
05:27:07 PM  
Ms. Love and Ms. Turner responded to committee questions.
05:31:12 PM  

Brad Young, representing Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill if amended.

05:34:21 PM  
Hillary Jurgensen, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:41 PM  
Representative Esgar concluded witness testimony.
05:41:04 PM  
Representative Ginal distributed and explained
amendment L.002 [Attachment N].
05:41:48 PM  
Representatives Ginal and Jackson responded to questions concerning the amendment.


05:43:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment N]
Moved Ginal
Seconded Jackson
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Neville P.
Ransom
Roberts
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:43:03 PM  
Representatives Jackson and Ginal made closing remarks.
05:46:16 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



06:02:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1260, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Roberts
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Neville P. No
Ransom No
Roberts Yes
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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