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S_HHS_2023A 03/30/2023 01:53:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/30/2023
Attendance
Buckner *
Cutter X
Jaquez Lewis *
Mullica X
Rich X
Smallwood X
Will X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:53:37 PM to 06:40:47 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Jerard Brown
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 23-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 23-Human Services — State Board Of Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB23-173 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1077 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1183 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB23-195 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 23-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:53:46 PM  
Angela Wickersham,
Jason Kacmarski, Jennifer Coker, Rebecca Wasil, and Veronica Zarlingo,
appointees to the Colorado Brain Injury Trust Fund Board, joined the committee.
The Appointment letter may be found in Attachment A. Liz Gerdeman introduced
the appointees. The appointees described their background and reasons for
wanting to serve on the board. Committee members made comments to the appointees.


02:06:44 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Angela Wickersham, Jason Kacmarski, Jennifer Coker, Rebecca Wasil, Veronica Zarlingo to the Conf 23-Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Excused
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 23-Human Services — State Board Of - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:06:49 PM  
Kay Cowling, and
Elizabeth Lowdermilk, appointees to the State Board of Human Services,
joined the committee. The Appointment letter may be found in Attachment
B. Kyle Zinth introduced the appointees. The appointees described their
background and reasons for wanting to serve on the board. Committee members
made comments to the appointees.


02:12:13 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kay Cowling, Elizabeth Lowdermilk to the Conf 23-Human Services — State Board Of to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-173 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:12:48 PM  
Senator Fields and Senator Liston, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-179 concerning making changes to the child support system that were recommended by the Colorado Child Support Commission.
02:17:07 PM  
Child Support Commision
Chair Tracy Rumans, representing
the
Colorado Child
Support Commission, testified in support of the bill.




Jennifer Reyes,
representing the Colorado Child Support Commission, testified in support
of the bill.




Division Director
 Larry Desbien, representing
the
Colorado Department
of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
02:25:15 PM  
Mr Ray Washington,
representing Fatherhood Support Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:07 PM  
Senator Fields explained
amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


02:29:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:29:59 PM  
Senator Liston explained
amendment L.002 (Attachment D).


02:30:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:31:21 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


02:33:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-173, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1077 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:33:48 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Jaquez Lewis, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1077 concerning requiring health professionals, students, and trainees to obtain informed consent from sedated or unconscious patients before performing intimate examinations. Committee members asked the co-prime sponsors questions.
02:50:20 PM  
Elizabeth Newman,
representing
the
Colorado Coalition
Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.




Katie Hancock,
representing Mx. Indra Lusero and Elephant Circle , testified in support
of the bill.




Ms. Megan Matthews,
representing
the
Colorado Trial
Lawyers Association, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
03:13:10 PM  
Ms. Sandra Little,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Vincent Miller,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




A'magine Goddard,
representing At Your Cervix, testified in support of the bill.




Elaine McManis,
representing
the
Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment, was available to answer committee questions.

03:23:19 PM  
Lauren Smith, representing Soul 2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill. Committee members asked questions of Ms. Smith.
03:26:58 PM  
Ms. Amy Reyes, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment E.

03:30:00 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment F).


03:31:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:32:38 PM  
Senator Winter explained amendment L.006 (Attachment G).


03:33:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:29 PM  
Senator Jaques Lewis explained amendment L.007 (Attachment H).


03:33:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:55 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Jaquez Lewis provided closing remarks.
03:34:43 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


03:41:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1077, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood No
Will Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1183 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:43:12 PM  
Senator Winter, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1183 concerning requiring the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to review applications to exempt prescriptions for serious or complex medical conditions from any requirement to try an alternative drug (step-therapy requirement).
03:46:43 PM  
Mr. Brett Michelin,
representing
the
Association
for Accessible Medicines, testified to amend the bill.
03:49:10 PM  
Melissa Horn, representing
the
Arthritis Foundation,
testified in support of the bill.




Mr, RJ Ours, representing
the
American Cancer
Society Cancer Action Network, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:48 PM  
Rachel Peterson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:48 PM  
Ms. Jill Dean, representing
the
Chronic Care
Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.
03:59:56 PM  
Mrs. Sara Froelich,
representing Rebecca Gillett, testified in support of the bill.




Mrs. Marcee Aude,
representing
the
Epilepsy Foundation
of CO and WY, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.




Additional written
testimony can be found in Attachment I.



04:13:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1183 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB23-195 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

04:13:24 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:14:02 PM  
The committee resumed.
04:24:35 PM  
Senator Winter and
Senator Will, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-195 concerning
requiring health insurance plans to include any payments made by the covered
person or on their behalf when calculating their total contribution towards
meeting cost-sharing requirements.




Committee members
asked the bill sponsors questions.
04:36:16 PM  
Mr. Patrick Boyle,
representing
the
Pharmacy Care
Management Association, testified in opposition to the bill.




Karlee Tebbutt,
representing AHIP, testified in opposition to the bill.




Jason Hopfer,
representing
the
Colorado Association
of Health plans, testified in opposition to the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
04:47:56 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:18:31 PM  
The committee resumed.
05:26:56 PM  
Dr. Kavita Nair,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Stacy Hodgson,
representing
the
National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Bryn Dunham,
representing
the
National Hemophilia
Foundation Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Victor Miller,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

05:40:21 PM  
Nathan Wilkes, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Gabrielle
Flores, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Mr. Bob Bongiovanni,
representing Colorado Individuals and Organizations Responding to HIV/AIDS,
testified in support of the bill.




Dr. Lynn Parry,
representing
the
Colorado Medical
Society, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
provided comments to the panel.
05:53:56 PM  
Ms. Monica VanBuskirk,
representing Meapta Inc., testified in support of the bill.




Emma Hudson provided
testimony on behalf of Dr. John Corboy in support of the bill.

06:00:51 PM  
Mrs. Emily Lucas,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.





Mr. Clark Hansen, representing
the
ALS Association,
testified in support of the bill.





Mr. RJ Ours, representing
the
American Cancer
Society Cancer Action Network, testified in support of the bill.





Barb Cardell, representing Colorado Organizations and Individuals Responding
to HIV/AIDS and US Positive Women's Network, testified in support of the
bill.
06:13:34 PM  
Ms. Gretchen Mills,
representing
the
National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.




Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment J.

06:23:54 PM  
Senator Will explained
L.001 (Attachment K).


06:24:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment K).
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:24:51 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment L).



06:29:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment L).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:29:12 PM  
Senator Winter explained
amendment L.006 (Attachment M).


06:30:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment M).
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:30:38 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Will provided closing remarks.


06:40:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-195, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Will
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood No
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:40:47 PM   The committee adjourned.






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