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Date: 04/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1361



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1361 to the Committee on Finan PASS







02:28 PM -- HB16-1361



Senators Sonnenberg and Newell presented House Bill 16-1361 to the committee. The bill prohibits a health benefit plan or pharmacy benefit management firm that covers pharmaceutical services from:



limiting or restricting a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy or pharmacist of his or her choice if the pharmacy or pharmacist is licensed and has agreed to the terms of the contract with the health plan or pharmacy benefit provider;

imposing cost-sharing requirements on a covered person, a pharmacy, or a pharmacist as a result of a covered person's selection of a pharmacy, unless that provider network contract imposes those same cost-sharing requirements on all persons or pharmacies in the state;

imposing other conditions on a covered person, pharmacist, or pharmacy that limit a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy of his or her choosing; and

denying a pharmacy or pharmacist the right to participate in a pharmacy network contract in the state if the pharmacy or pharmacist holds a valid license and agrees to specified conditions.



02:33 PM --
Patrick Boyle, representing Express Scripts, testified against the bill and presented a packet of handouts (Attachment A).



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02:45 PM --
Dan O'Connell, representing Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.



02:57 PM --
Nick Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



02:59 PM --
Ky Davis, representing Harris Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.



03:03 PM --
Tom Davis, representing Kiowa Healthmart, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Kay Markus, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM --
Ricky Markus, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Thomas Bratz, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:45 PM --
Terri Newland, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:49 PM --
Laura Negley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:53 PM --
Heidi Haines, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:55 PM --
Shannon Southall, representing Rocky Mountain Care, testified in support of the bill.



04:00 PM --
Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.





04:02 PM



Senators Newell and Sonnenberg wrapped up their presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1361
TIME: 04:05:52 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1361 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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