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H_HI_2020A 06/07/2020 12:01:55 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 06/07/2020
Attendance
Baisley X
Champion X
Geitner X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kipp X
Mullica X
Roberts X
Valdez A. X
Williams D. X
Bird X
Lontine X
Time 12:01:55 PM to 04:29:18 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Lontine
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-163 Referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-163 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:02:06 PM  

Representative Lontine called the meeting to order and commented on meeting decorum and witness testimony.

12:03:26 PM  

Representative Mullica and Representative Roberts, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-163 to the committee.  The bill directs the Department of Public Health and Environment to modify school entry immunization documents and processes.

12:08:52 PM  

Representative Mullica responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

12:15:32 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.

12:19:39 PM  

The committee came back to order.

12:19:40 PM  

The bill sponsors continued to respond to committee questions.

12:22:46 PM  

Representative Lontine proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Witness testimony that was submitted to the committee may be found in Attachment A.  

12:23:04 PM  

Robert Kennedy, Jr., Children's Health Defense, testified in opposition to the bill.  Andrew Roise, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

12:34:34 PM  

Carolyn Martin, Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  Pam Long, Colorado Health Choice Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to committee questions.

12:42:53 PM  

Cinthia Rodriguez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Cortney Salt, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to committee questions about the bill.

12:53:00 PM  

Theresa Wrangham, National Vaccine Information Center, testified in opposition to the bill.  Dr. Shelley Benford, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:58:46 PM  

Dr. Katia Meier, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Michelle Malkin, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to committee questions.

01:09:29 PM  

Robin Ross, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Flora Silberman, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

01:16:15 PM  

Dr. Gurjeet Ahuja, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Kevin Jenkins, Urban Global Health Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

01:26:02 PM  

Brad Bergford, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Senator Kevin Lundberg, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

01:37:00 PM  

Erik Underwood, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Theo Wilson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to committee questions.

01:46:02 PM  

Kala Miller, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Joyce Brooks, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:51:33 PM  

Joshua Parker, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Russell Parker, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. The witnesses responded to committee questions.

02:05:31 PM  

Representative Lontine recessed the committee.  

02:21:39 PM  
The committee came back to order.
02:22:03 PM  

Suzie Brundage, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Jessica Cataldi, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

02:32:58 PM  

Andrea Stojsavljevic, Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Reggie Washington, representing himself and HealthOne, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

02:41:54 PM  

Dr. Irene Aguilar, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Tracy Anselmo, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

02:52:09 PM  

Emily Wright, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Sean O'Leary, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:01:16 PM  

Diana Herrero, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:12:40 PM  

Janna Kregoski, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill.  Amber Burkhart, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:26 PM  
Stephanie Flynn James, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Aaron Shupp, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:26:56 PM  

Colleen Casper, Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill.  Alicia Heim, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill.

03:31:29 PM  

Dr. Lisa Whitesides, American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill.  Kathryn Penzkover, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill.

03:35:12 PM  

Sarah Wu, Colorado Parents for Vaccinated Communities, testified in support of the bill.  Lexi Fickenscher, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:42 PM  

Dr. Josh Williams, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Michele Ames, Colorado Vaccinates, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:48:11 PM  

Dr. David Keller, American Academy of Pediatrics and Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Elizabeth Sabo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:57:52 PM  
Representatives Roberts and Mullica gave closing remarks on the bill.
04:00:20 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


04:29:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-163 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Roberts
Baisley No
Champion No
Geitner No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kipp Yes
Mullica Yes
Roberts Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Williams D. No
Bird Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:29:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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