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H_HI_2021A 04/07/2021 01:34:23 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 04/07/2021
Attendance
Baisley X
Hanks X
Jackson *
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica *
Ortiz X
Soper X
Titone X
Van Beber X
Williams D. X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
Time 01:34:23 PM to 03:21:18 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Julia Group
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-123 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-123 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:34:34 PM  

Representative McCormick, bill co-sponsor, introduced SB21-123. Senate Bill 19-005 created the Canadian Drug Importation Program.  This bill authorizes the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to expand the program to allow drug importation from nations other than Canada, conditional upon the enactment of federal legislation permitting states to do so. Representative McCormick distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

01:40:53 PM  
Representative Lynch, bill co-sponsor, continued with opening remarks on the bill.
01:42:23 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:52:28 PM  
Director Kim Bimestefer, representing Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Sarah Staron, representing Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:10 PM  
Director Bimestefer responded to questions from the committee.
02:13:58 PM  
Mr. Shabbir Imber Safdar, representing Partnership for Safe Medicines, testified in opposition to the bill. The witness responded to questions from the committee.
02:25:56 PM  
Ms. Jeanette Hensley, representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Isabel Cruz, representing Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jennifer Roberts, representing Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:37:53 PM  
Dr. Brian Tapley, representing DOC, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Carol Pace, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Selena Owen, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:48:35 PM  
Ms. Lauren Reveley, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:43 PM  
Dr. Jim Leonard,
representing Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, answered committee
questions.  Director Kim Bimestefer, representing Department of Health
Care Policy and Financing, answered committee questions.  

03:00:31 PM  
Mr. Tony Gagliardi,
representing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, testified
in support of the bill.
03:04:16 PM  
Mr. Safdar responded
to questions from the committee.




Written public
testimony submitted on behalf of SB21-123 can be found in Attachment B.
03:08:26 PM  
Representative Lynch provided closing comments on the bill.
03:10:25 PM  
Representative McCormick provided closing comments on the bill.
03:12:11 PM  
Committee members made closing comments on the bill.


03:21:04 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-123 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McCormick
Seconded Ortiz
Baisley No
Williams D. No
Hanks No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper No
Titone Yes
Van Beber No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:21:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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