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H_HI_2022A 04/06/2022 01:38:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/06/2022
Attendance
Baisley X
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Neville X
Sirota X
Soper X
Titone X
Williams X
Ortiz X
Lontine X
Time 01:38:34 PM to 07:37:31 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Matthu Beck
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1233 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB22-1100 Postponed Indefinitely

HB22-1233 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:38:47 PM  
Representative Lontine
and Representative Soper presented House Bill 22-1233 regarding the continuation
of the regulation of optometry. Two informational handouts were distributed
(Attachment A and Attachment B).
01:51:04 PM  
Dr. Naresh Mandava, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Michael Puente, representing the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Leo Seibold, representing the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

02:09:16 PM  
Dr. Lucy Mudie, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mrs. Charlotte Allison, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Shad Saunders, representing self, testified to amend the bill.
02:21:27 PM  
Dr. Heather Gitchell, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Jessica Colpitt, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Andrew Henderson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

02:31:39 PM  
Dr. Zoey Loomis, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Deanna Alexander, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Teresa Blandford, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:45 PM  

Dr. Sean Claflin, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Richard Castillo, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Starck Johnson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Jon Pederson, representing the Colorado Optometric Association, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee. Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment C).

03:14:17 PM  
Representative Lontine and Representative Soper introduced amendment L.001.


03:21:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Lontine
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:21:22 PM  
Representative Lontine and Representative Soper gave closing remarks on HB22-1233.


03:30:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1233, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Lontine
Seconded Soper
Baisley Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica No
Neville Yes
Sirota Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1100 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:30:44 PM  
Representative Ransom and Representative Sandridge introduced House Bill 22-1100 which prohibits discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccine discrimination.
03:44:08 PM  
Mr. Phil Silberman, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Pam Long, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mrs. Christie McCormack, representing Stand for Health Freedom Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Rashad Younger, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Andrea Erickson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

04:23:01 PM  
Govind Persad, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
Mr. Andrew Montoya, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Iris Halpern, representing Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:31:53 PM  
Dr. Rachel Corbett, representing the Colorado Healthcare Providers for Freedom, testified in support of the bill.
Tracy Dark, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Cora Matteson, representing the Colorado Healthcare Providers for Freedom, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Cydnie Wilson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

04:45:54 PM  
Commissioner Emma Pinter, representing self, testified in opposition of the bill.
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Mining Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ms. Carla Bacon, representing Immunize Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

04:57:00 PM  
Mr. Arvin De Herrera, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Gabrielle Palmer, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:02:17 PM  

Dr. Eric France, representing the Colorado Department of Pubilc Health and Environment, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:03:01 PM  

Dr. Aimee Bernard, representing the Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Anuj Mehta, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing the Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

05:23:24 PM  

Mike Gutzmer, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Matt Dark, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Joanna Meyer, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Monticue Connoly, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jody Davison, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The members of the panelist responded to questions from committee members.

05:38:05 PM  

Ms. Jeani Frickey Saito, representing SCL Health, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Cynthia Hazel, representing the Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce, testified in opposition to the bill. The members of the panel responded to committee questions.

05:59:35 PM  

Ms. Kristen Deevy, representing the Colorado Health Care Providers for Freedom, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Erin Meschke, representing self, testified in support of the bill. David Cecil, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Theresa Wrangham, representing the National Vaccine Information Center, testified in support of the bill. Members of the panel answered questions from the committee.

06:11:09 PM  

Dr. Amy Rinner, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Stacy Parra, representing the American Association of Pediatrics, Colorado Chapter, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Don Parsons, representing the Colorado Public Health Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:20:10 PM  
Elizabeth Jenks, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Diana Bara, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Carolyn Bninski, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Danielle O'Rourke, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Randi McIntyre, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
06:32:36 PM  

Mrs. Emily Adams, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Lindsay Diamond, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Dawn Fritz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Zhanna Chekan, representing self, testified in support the bill. Elizabeth Fashing, representing the Colorado Immunization Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:46:42 PM  
Patrick Abdallah, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Ellen Adams, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Aliyah Ulrich, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Victoria Welch, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
06:57:35 PM  
Katie Adams, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Megan Augustine, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
07:04:14 PM  

Blair Chandler, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Janet Gillis, representing Stand for Health Freedom Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Diana Lutfi, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment E).

07:12:09 PM  
Representative Ransom and Representative Sandridge gave closing remarks.
07:29:25 PM  
Members of the committee gave closing remarks.


07:37:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1100 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
Ortiz No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:37:25 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1100 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 Sirota
Baisley No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville No
Sirota Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Ortiz Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:37:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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