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CB7DDA09DCFFEB8E872586DB000591AD Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-175

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date May 19, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



SB21-175 - Referred to House Appropriations


07:00:52 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
07:02:27 PM  
The committee reconvened.
07:11:29 PM  
Representatives Caraveo
and Kennedy introduced Senate Bill 21-175, Prescription Drug Affordability
Review Board.  The bill sponsors provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment L).
07:20:34 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
07:38:00 PM  
Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.

Director Bimestefer and Ms. Cruz responded to questions from the committee.

07:59:39 PM  
Mike Russell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
Mary Sanders, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Catherine Lichtenbelt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Cindy Cannon, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
08:16:39 PM  
Dr. Allison Costello, representing herself and the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Nainita Madurai, representing herself and CAFP, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Kyle Leggott, representing himself and CAFP, testified in support of the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

08:32:45 PM  

PattyAnne Corsentino, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Grand County Commissioner Richard Cimino, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill. Sarita Parikh, representing GLOW + GATHER and Good Business Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

08:44:07 PM  
Kenneth Maestas, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC), testified in support of the bill.
Kris Garcia, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
Carol Pace, representing AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
08:51:59 PM  
Judy Danielson, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Lauri Costello, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
09:03:05 PM  
Dr. Barbara McAneny, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Alan Miller, representing the Rocky Mountain Oncology Society, testified on the bill from an amend position.
09:11:51 PM  
Mason Green, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
Linda Schiller, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
09:20:32 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
Zach Zaslow, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified on the bill from an amend position.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

09:34:03 PM  
Katelin Lucariello, representing the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Ashley Mains Espinosa, representing the Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

09:44:31 PM  
Dr. Brett McQueen, representing the Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Tom Tobin, representing Community Hospital, testified in opposition to the bill.
Laura Rizzo, representing the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

10:11:52 PM  
Emily Roberts, representing the Colorado BioScience Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Lauren Masias, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

10:22:41 PM  
Siri Vaeth, representing the Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
Brian Warren, representing the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, testified in opposition to the bill.
Angie Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

10:50:51 PM  
Lindsey Vigoda, representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
Jessalyn Hampton, representing the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, testified in support of the bill.
Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway, representing the Division of Insurance, testified in support of the bill.

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

11:18:03 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided
as Attachment M.
11:18:23 PM  
Representative Soper
introduced Amendments L.104, L.106, L.098, L.097, L.103, L.100, L.102,
L.099, L.101 (Attachments N - V).  Committee discussion ensued.


11:20:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.104
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:25:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.106
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:35:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.098
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:39:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.097
Moved Soper
Seconded Baisley
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 5   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:42:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.103
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:45:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.100
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


11:54:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.102
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:00:56 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.099
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


12:10:21 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.101
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Baisley Yes
Hanks Excused
Jackson No
Kennedy No
McCormick No
McKean Yes
Mullica No
Ortiz No
Soper Yes
Titone No
Williams Yes
Caraveo No
Lontine No
YES: 4   NO: 8   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
12:10:22 AM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


12:29:41 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-175 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Kennedy
Baisley No
Hanks Excused
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
McKean No
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Williams No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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