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1305D7FA132DB9C48725896E006CB051 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1225

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date Mar 10, 2023      
Location HCR 0112



HB23-1225 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

12:47:13 PM  
Representatives deGruy
Kennedy and Dickson, prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1225
regarding extending and modifying the prescription drug affordability board.
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
12:47:14 PM  
Ms. Bethany Pray,
representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support
of the bill.




Hope Stonner,
representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support
of the bill.




Austin Blumenfeld,
representing Centennial State Prosperity, testified in support of the bill.




Drew Gattine,
representing the National Academy for State Health Policy, testified in
a neutral position on the bill.




Dr. Chet Cedars,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
01:02:37 PM  
Rachel Beck, representing
the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill and
provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).




Adam Burg, representing
the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bil
provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).




Ms. Amy Goodman,
representing the Colorado BioScience Association, testified in opposition
to the bill provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).




Mr. Brian Warren,
representing the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, testified in opposition
to the bill and provided a handout to the committee. (Attachment D).




Mrs. Katelin Lucariello,
representing the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA),
testified in opposition to the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
01:43:55 PM  
Katherine Mulready,
representing the Colorado Hospital Assoication, testified to amend the
bill.




Brett Michelin,
representing the Association for Accessible Medicines, testified to amend
the bill.




Lisbet Finseth,
representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support
of the bill.




Siri Vaeth, representing
the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute, testified to amend the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.
01:59:00 PM  
Kate Harris read
testimony for Mike Conway, representing Colorado Division of Insurance,
testified in support of the bill.




Lila Cummings,
representing the Colorado Division of Insurance, testified in support of
the bill.




Members of the
panel answered questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment E).
01:59:01 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment F).


02:20:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F).
Moved Hartsook
Seconded Soper
Brown No
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Lieder No
McCormick No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Weinberg No
deGruy Kennedy No
Daugherty No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:21:27 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment G).


02:23:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Soper
Seconded Hartsook
Brown No
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Lieder No
McCormick No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Weinberg No
deGruy Kennedy No
Daugherty No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:23:45 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.002 (Attachment H).


02:25:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H).
Moved Soper
Seconded Hartsook
Brown No
Garcia No
Hartsook Yes
Lieder No
McCormick No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Weinberg No
deGruy Kennedy No
Daugherty No
YES: 2   NO: 9   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:25:54 PM  
Representative Soper
presented amendment L.003 (Attachment I). The chair determined the amendment
was a settled question and did not get moved.
02:29:08 PM  
Representatives deGruy
Kennedy and Dickson gave closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee
commented on the bill.


02:37:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1225 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved deGruy Kennedy
Seconded McCormick
Brown Yes
Garcia Yes
Hartsook No
Lieder Yes
McCormick Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Weinberg No
deGruy Kennedy Yes
Daugherty Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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