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H_HI_2022A 03/23/2022 01:34:24 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 03/23/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Neville *
Sirota X
Soper *
Titone X
Williams X
Bernett X
Lontine X
Time 01:34:24 PM to 06:21:31 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1199 Postponed Indefinitely
HB22-1236 Postponed Indefinitely

HB22-1199 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:34:34 PM  
Representative Geitner presented House Bill 22-1199 regarding visitation requirements for health-care facilities.
01:40:11 PM  
The bill sponsor answered questions from the committee.
01:51:07 PM  
Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Rev. Laurie Jeddeloh, representing HealthONE and the Sky Medical Center, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Rebecca Kornas, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Olivia Thornton, representing UCHealth, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:06:51 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
02:07:00 PM  
Jessica Kostelnik, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.
McKenzi Stone, representing the Eastern Plains Healthcare Consortium, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Joseph Girardi, representing Community Hospital, testified in opposition to the bill.
Jackie Zheleznyak, representing the Denver Health and Hospital Authority, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:25:57 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
02:32:07 PM  
Steve Reiter, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.

Colonel Gerald Nolan, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Mrs. Julie Papa, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Jennifer George, representing the Independent Women's Law Center of the
Independent Women's Forum, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:11 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
02:48:42 PM  
Lemma Peterson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mrs. Margaret Sachsenmaier, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Beth Fisher, representing Medical Autonomy Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Mrs. Jami Qussar, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:18 PM  

Erik Stone, representing Teller County, testified in support of the bill. Rachel Stovall, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Debbie Shivers, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Roy Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Matthew Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Jake Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Brandee Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:17 PM  
Members of the panel
answered questions from the committee. Written testimony was submitted
to the committee (Attachment A).
03:37:28 PM  
Representative Geitner introduced Amendment L.001 (Attachment B). Members of the committee commented on the amendment.
03:46:56 PM  
Kristen Forrestal,
Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.
The committee took a recess.


04:03:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Soper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Bernett
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
04:03:13 PM  
The committee returned from a recess.


04:07:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Soper
Seconded Williams
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Bernett No
Lontine No
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:09:50 PM  
Representative Geitner gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1199.
04:13:19 PM  
Members of the committee commented on the bill.


04:36:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1199, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Soper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Kennedy No
McCormick No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Sirota No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Bernett No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:37:09 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1199 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.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Bernett Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1236 - Postponed Indefinitely

04:37:14 PM  
Representative Van Beber introduced House Bill 22-1236 regarding a parental bill of rights.
04:48:30 PM  
The bill sponsor answered questions from the committee.
05:09:34 PM  
Nadine Bridges, representing One Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Cheri Wrench, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.
Vincent Atchity, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Jack Teter, representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:27:11 PM  
Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.
05:27:20 PM  
Ms. Beth Fisher, representing Medical Autonomy Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. William Estrada, representing ParentalRights.org, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Jeff Hunt, representing The Centennial Institute, testified in support of the bill.
05:36:05 PM  
Mrs. Margaret Sachsenmaier, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Jami Qussar, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Nicole Hunt, representing Focus on the Family, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:10 PM  
Carl Roberts, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
April Hawley, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment D).


05:55:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Soper
Seconded Williams
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Bernett
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:58:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F) to amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Soper
Seconded Williams
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Bernett
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:02:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G) as amended.
Moved Soper
Seconded Williams
Baisley
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Neville
Sirota
Soper
Titone
Williams
Bernett
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:03:54 PM  
Representative Van Beber gave closing remarks on House Bill 22-1236 regarding a parental bill of rights.


06:21:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1236, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Williams
Baisley Yes
Kennedy No
McCormick No
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Sirota No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Bernett No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:21:27 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1236 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.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Titone
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Bernett Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:21:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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