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H_HI_2021A 05/28/2021 04:53:24 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & INSURANCE
Date 05/28/2021
Attendance
Hanks X
Kennedy X
McCormick X
Mullica X
Ortiz X
Ransom X
Soper *
Titone X
Valdez A. *
Van Beber X
Woog X
Caraveo X
Lontine X
Time 04:53:24 PM to 08:00:44 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Lontine
This Report was prepared by Luisa Altmann
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-169 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-255 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-194 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB21-169 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:54:24 PM  
Representative Ricks and Majority Leader Esgar introduced Senate Bill 21-169, Restrict Insurers' Use of External Consumer Data.

Amendment L.022, a strike-below, was provided to the committee (Attachment A).

05:12:11 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
05:15:03 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
05:15:13 PM  
The committee reconvened.
05:15:45 PM  
The bill sponsors continued to respond to questions from the committee.
05:18:26 PM  
Bethany Pray, representing Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
05:21:56 PM  
Samantha Espinoza, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
05:24:32 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:32:09 PM  
Kelly Campbell, representing the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:35:31 PM  
Ted Trimpa, representing the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:37:59 PM  
Carole Walker, representing the Rocky Mountain Insurance Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:40:39 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
05:52:08 PM  
Theresa Wrangham, representing herself, testified in support of the proposed amendment.
05:55:25 PM  
Els Kreger, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:57:04 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified on the bill from an amend position.
05:59:31 PM  
John Barela, representing himself, testified on the bill from an amend position.
06:00:42 PM  
Brent Jones, representing the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, testified on the bill from an amend position.
06:02:32 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
06:09:42 PM  
Michael DeLong, representing the Consumer Federation of America, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:06 PM  
Charles Bell, representing Consumer Reports, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:53 PM  
Michael Conway, representing the Colorado Division of Insurance as the Commissioner of Insurance, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Conway responded to questions from the committee.
06:39:27 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided
as Attachment B.
06:39:48 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members discussed the potential amendment.


06:45:02 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Kennedy
Hanks No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Ransom No
Soper No
Titone Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Beber No
Woog No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:45:03 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


06:49:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-169, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Ortiz
Hanks No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Ransom No
Soper No
Titone Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Beber No
Woog No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-255 - Referred to House Appropriations


06:49:59 PM  
Representatives Titone and Herod introduced Senate Bill 21-255, Free Menstrual Hygiene Products to Students.
06:57:39 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
07:07:22 PM  
Julia Trujillo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
07:07:23 PM  
Additional written testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided as Attachment C.
07:10:19 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


07:18:58 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-255 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Titone
Seconded Caraveo
Hanks No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Ransom No
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Beber Yes
Woog No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-194 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

07:19:07 PM  
Representative Herod introduced Senate Bill 21-194, Maternal Health Providers. The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
07:26:12 PM  
Dr. Tracy Johnson, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified on the bill from an amend position.
07:31:22 PM  
Jill Bergmann, representing the International Cesarean Awareness Network, testified in support of the bill.
07:35:13 PM  
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
07:38:02 PM  
Indra Lusero, representing Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill.
07:41:40 PM  
Isabel Cruz, representing the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
07:44:22 PM  
The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
07:46:44 PM  
Additional written
testimony that was submitted to the committee for consideration is provided
as Attachment D.
07:46:58 PM  
The bill sponsors
and committee members discussed Amendments L.012, L.013, and L.014 (Attachments
E, F, and G).
07:48:50 PM  
Heather Thompson, representing Elephant Circle, responded to questions from the committee.


07:50:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Caraveo
Seconded McCormick
Hanks
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Ortiz
Ransom
Soper
Titone
Valdez A.
Van Beber
Woog
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:52:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Titone
Seconded Valdez A.
Hanks
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Ortiz
Ransom
Soper
Titone
Valdez A.
Van Beber
Woog
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:55:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Valdez A.
Hanks
Kennedy
McCormick
Mullica
Ortiz
Ransom
Soper
Titone
Valdez A.
Van Beber
Woog
Caraveo
Lontine
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:55:51 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


08:00:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-194, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ortiz
Seconded Titone
Hanks No
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Ransom Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Van Beber Yes
Woog No
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:00:44 PM   The committee adjourned.






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