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s_sa_2016a_2016-04-27t13:31:30z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1399



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion f

Postpone House Bill 16-1399 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1399 to the Committee on Appro
FAIL

PASS

FAIL







01:31 PM -- HB16-1399



Senator Newell presented House Bill 16-1399 to the committee and presented a handout (Attachment A). The bill prohibits providers of worker's compensation insurance from denying a claim for mental impairment benefits based solely on the occupation of the worker. The bill requires that each claimant be evaluated by a Colorado-licensed, level II fully accredited physician, licensed psychiatrist, or licensed psychologist.



16SenateState0427AttachA.pdf16SenateState0427AttachA.pdf



01:39 PM --
Kenneth Platt, representing the Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



01:47 PM --
Dr. John Nicoletti, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Dr. Marilyn Meyers, representing the Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, representing Pinncol Assurance, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, and National Federation of Independent Businesses, testified against the bill.



02:03 PM --
Doug Kotarek, representing the Colorado Self-Insurers Association, testified against the bill.



02:09 PM --
Kevin Bommer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill.



02:13 PM -- Jim Crone, Morgan County Sheriff, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:33 PM --
Sandra Edwards, representing the Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:37 PM --
Stephen Schulz, representing the Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:43 PM --
Mike Violette, representing the Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:46 PM --
Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.



02:52 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



02:54 PM --
Kenneth Platt returned to respond to questions from the committee.





03:05 PM



The committee took a brief recess.





03:08 PM



The committee returned, and Mr. Platt continued responding to committee questions.



03:12 PM --
Doug Kotarek returned to answer committee questions.

BILL: HB16-1399
TIME: 03:16:01 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.



16SenateState0427AttachB.pdf16SenateState0427AttachB.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





03:21 PM



Senator Newell wrapped up her presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1399
TIME: 03:30:20 PM
MOVED: Jones
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1399 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1399
TIME: 03:32:19 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1399 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. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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