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S_BLT_2017A 03/15/2017 02:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY

Date: 03/15/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 02:02 PM to 05:12 PM
Jahn
X
Kerr
*
Place: SCR 354
Priola
X
Smallwood
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Williams A.
X
Senator Tate
Neville T.
X
Tate
X
This Report was prepared by
Jeanette Chapman
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Confirmation Statewide Internet Portal Authority

Confirmation Board of Mortgage Loan Originators

SB17-203

HB17-1051

HB17-1120
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to Senate Appropriations





02:03 PM -- Confirmation Statewide Internet Portal Authority



Jack Arrowsmith, Executive Director of the Statewide Internet Portal Authority (SIPA) and Lew Gaiter, appointee to the SIPA Board, came to the table. The appointment letter may be found in Attachment A. Mr. Gaiter's application and resume is available at the State Archives.



170315 AttachA.pdf170315 AttachA.pdf





Mr. Arrowsmith introduced Mr. Gaiter who discussed his background in information technology, public service, and his experiences on the board. He responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Confirmation Statewide Internet Portal Authority
TIME: 02:09:01 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Lew Gaiter to the Statewide Internet Portal Authority Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Excused
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:10 PM -- Confirmation Board of Mortgage Loan Originators



Marcia Waters, Division of Real Estate, and Cynthia Emerine, Bruce Jordan, and Miriam Garcia, appointees to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators, came to the table. The appointment letters may be found in Attachments B and C. Ms. Emerine, Mr. Jordan, and Ms. Garcia's applications and resumes are available at the State Archives.



170315 AttachB.pdf170315 AttachB.pdf170315 AttachC.pdf170315 AttachC.pdf





Ms. Waters introduced the three candidates for confirmation to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. Ms. Emirine, Mr. Jordan, and Ms. Garcia discussed their background and experiences on the Board and responded to questions from the committee.

BILL: Confirmation Board of Mortgage Loan Originators
TIME: 02:17:49 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Cynthia Emerine, Bruce Jordan, and Miriam Garcia to the Board of Mortgage Loan Originators to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Excused
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:19 PM -- SB 17-203



Senator Todd introduced Senate Bill 17-203, concerning the prohibition against a carrier requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy. The bill prohibits health insurance carriers from requiring a covered person to undergo step therapy when being treated for a terminal condition or if the covered person has tried a step therapy required drug under a health benefit plan and the drug was discontinued by the manufacturer. A carrier that uses step therapy must have an override process by which a health care provider can demonstrate that the carrier's preferred drug is contraindicated or will likely cause an adverse reaction that will harm the covered person.



The bill defines step therapy as a protocol that requires a covered person to use a prescription drug, or sequence of prescription drugs, other than the drug recommended by the covered persons' health care provider, prior to the carrier providing coverage for the recommended drug.



Senator Todd provided a handout of materials to the committee (Attachment D).



170315 AttachD.pdf170315 AttachD.pdf



02:30 PM --
Carrie Nolan, Multiple Sclerosis Society, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:35 PM --
Dr. Lynn Parry, Multiple Sclerosis Society, spoke in favor of the bill.





02:38 PM --
Dr. Dan Scales, Rx Plus Pharmacy, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Dr. Robert Gross, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:07 PM --
Rebecca Gillett, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Heather Salisbury, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:24 PM --
Mariah Leach, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Sharon O'Hara, Chronic Care Collaborative, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:39 PM --
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society, spoke in opposition to the bill.



03:44 PM --
Rachel Lee, CVS Health, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:53 PM --
Sara Orrange, Colorado Association of Health Plans, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:56 PM --
Virginia Love, America's Heath Insurance Plans, spoke in opposition to the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



04:06 PM --
Michelle Beozzo, Denver Health Medical Plan, spoke in opposition to the bill.



04:10 PM --
Patrick Boyle, Express Scripts, spoke in opposition to the bill.





04:18 PM



Senator Todd made closing comments on the merits of the bill. Senator Priola distributed amendment L.013 (Attachment E) to the committee. Committee discussion ensued.



170315 AttachE.pdf170315 AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB17-203
TIME: 04:22:35 PM
MOVED: Priola
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.013. The motion passed on a vote of 5-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
No
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Court
No
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
BILL: SB17-203
TIME: 04:32:15 PM
MOVED: Jahn
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-203, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Court
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:40 PM



The committee recessed.









04:45 PM -- HB 17-1120



Senator Coram introduced House Bill 17-1120, concerning the designation of a campus liquor complex on the campus of an institution of higher education that is licensed to serve alcohol that would allow the institution to obtain permits to serve alcohol at other facilities within the campus. The bill would allow an institution of higher education, or a person who contracts with an institution to provide food services, that holds a hotel-restaurant license to serve alcohol may be designated as a campus liquor complex. The licensee must designate a principal licensed premises and additional related facilities.

BILL: HB17-1120
TIME: 05:05:02 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1120 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Excused
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Excused
Smallwood
Yes
Court
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:50 PM -- HB 17-1051



Senator Kerr and Senator Coram introduced House Bill 17-1051, concerning updates to the Colorado procurement code. The bill makes a number of changes to the laws concerning the state procurement code which governs the purchase of goods and services by most public entities in the state.



04:53 PM -- Jack Wylie, Department of Personnel and Administration, discussed the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



04:58 PM -- Cindy Lombardi, Department of Personnel and Administration, responded to questions from the committee.



05:01 AM -- Amy Stephens, Dentons law firm, spoke about the bill.





05:08 PM --
Mark Turner, Colorado Nonprofit Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1051
TIME: 05:10:12 PM
MOVED: Kerr
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1051 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Court
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:12 PM



The committee adjourned.