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H_HIE_2016A 03/10/2016 01:36:00 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/10/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:36 PM to 09:02 PM
Brown
X
Buckner
X
Place: RM 271
Esgar
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative McCann
Klingenschmitt
X
Landgraf
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Primavera
X
Ransom
X
Ryden
X
Ginal
X
McCann
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-127

HB16-1102

HB16-1310
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:36 PM -- SB 16-127



Representative Arndt, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-127. The bill repeals the Medical Clean Claims Transparency and Uniformity Act. Correspondingly, it repeals all ongoing work of the Medical Clean Claims Task Force and eliminates the requirement that commercial insurance carriers use the claims codes developed by the task force. Related definitions in statute are also repealed.



01:46 PM -- Marilyn Rissmiller, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill.



01:48 PM --
Mark Painter, Medical Clean Claims Task Force, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.



01:50 PM



Representative Arndt made closing remarks about the bill.





01:50 PM



Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: SB16-127
TIME: 01:51:05 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-127 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:52 PM -- HB 16-1102



The committee resumed discussion of House Bill 16-1102, concerning a requirement that drug manufacturers report production costs for certain high-cost prescription drugs. The committee heard testimony on House Bill 16-1102 and adopted amendment L.001 and a conceptual amendment to amendment L.001 on February 18, 2016. Representative Ginal explained amendment L.003 (Attachment A). A memorandum regarding the Fiscal Assessment of Proposed Amendment HB 1102_L.003 (Attachment B) was distributed to the committee.



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02:00 PM



Representative Ginal answered questions from the committee about amendment L.003.



02:15 PM



Committee discussion with Representative Ginal about amendment L.003 ensued.





02:31 PM



Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions about amendment L.003.



02:35 PM



Representative Ginal answered additional questions from the committee members.



02:43 PM



Representative McCann explained amendment L.007 (Attachment C). Committee discussion about amendment L.007 occurred.



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BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 02:46:06 PM
MOVED: McCann
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:47 PM



Representative Primavera explained amendment L.005 (Attachment D).



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BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 02:48:41 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D). The chair ruled that amendment L.005 did not fit under the bill title.
SECONDED: Buckner
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





02:50 PM



Representative Primavera explained amendment L.006 (Attachment E). The committee discussed amendment L.006.



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BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 02:51:29 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment E). The chair ruled that amendment L.006 did not fit under the bill title.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





02:51 PM



Committee discussion about amendment L.003 resumed.

BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 02:58:00 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A), as amended. The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
No
Ransom
No
Ryden
No
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL



02:59 PM



Committee members made comments about the bill.





03:01 PM



Representative Ginal made concluding remarks about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 03:06:08 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1102, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-9.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
No
Ryden
No
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 9 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL
BILL: HB16-1102
TIME: 03:07:19 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1102 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
No
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:09 PM



Representative McCann recessed the committee.







03:24 PM -- HB 16-1310



Representative McCann called the committee back to order.

BILL: HB16-1310
TIME: 03:25:49 PM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1310 to the Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources. The chair ruled the motion out of order.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



03:26 PM



Representative Salazar, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1310. With regard to litigation or arbitration, current law requires that the owner of surface property rights demonstrate that an oil and gas operator's use of the surface land in mineral development "materially interfered" with the surface owner's use of the land. This bill amends this standard to allow the owner of surface rights to demonstrate that the operator's oil and gas operations harmed the surface owner's use of the land, caused bodily injury to the surface owner or any person residing on the property, or damaged the surface property.



The bill also holds oil and gas operators strictly liable for their conduct if oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, cause an earthquake that damages surface property or injures an individual.



Representative Salazar provided a handout (Attachment F) to the committee. Representative Salazar answered questions about the bill.



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03:45 PM



Representative McCann placed the committee in recess.



03:55 PM



The committee came back to order. Committee discussion with Representative Salazar about the bill ensued. A handout (Attachment G) from the Colorado Oil and Gas Association was distributed to the committee.



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04:22 PM --
Zabrina Arvovitz, Colorado's People's Alliance, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions.



04:26 PM --
Mizraim Cordero, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill and answered committee questions.



04:32 PM --
Mark Gormley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and answered committee questions.



04:41 PM --
Jeff Wasden, Colorado Business Roundtable, testified against the bill.



04:44 PM --
Natasha Jones, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jones answered questions from the committee.



04:49 PM --
Denise Onyskiw, representing herself and the Colorado Petroleum Council, testified against the bill. Ms. Onyskiw answered questions from the committee.



05:03 PM



Representative Salazar responded questions from the committee.



05:04 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Onyskiw and Representative Salazar ensued.



05:21 PM --
Maria Orms, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Orms answered questions from the committee.



05:27 PM



Representative Salazar answered questions from the committee.



05:28 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Orms and Representative Salazar continued.





05:38 PM --
Nicole Johnston, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Johnston answered questions from the committee.



05:42 PM



Representative Salazar made comments to the committee.



05:45 PM --
Dave Neslin, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout (Attachment H) to the committee. Mr. Neslin answered questions from the committee.



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05:53 PM



Committee discussion with Mr. Neslin and Representative Salazar continued.



06:00 PM --
Brent Boydston, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:05 PM --
Phil Doe, Be The Change, testified in support of the bill.



06:08 PM --
Ken Summers, Larimer Energy Action Project, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



06:18 PM --
Letitia Gaillard, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from the committee.



06:27 PM



Representative Salazar responded to questions from the committee members.



06:28 PM --
Bob Golden, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout from Vital for Colorado (Attachment I). Mr. Golden answered questions from the committee.



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06:34 PM --
Pat Greenberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:38 PM --
Polly Page, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:42 PM --
Wes Wilson, Be The Change, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Wilson answered questions from the committee.





06:56 PM



Representative Landgraf distributed a handout (Attachment J) to the committee.



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06:57 PM --
Josh Zygeilbaum, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Zygeilbaum answered questions from the committee



07:06 PM



Committee discussion with Mr. Zygeilbaum and Representative Salazar continued.



07:16 PM --
Mary Burns, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She read a statement from the National Association of Royalty Owners.



07:20 PM --
Gaythia Weis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Weis answered questions from the committee.



07:25 PM --
Jamie Jost, Colorado Oil and Gas Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Jost answered questions from the committee.



07:37 PM --
Mildred Griffin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



07:39 PM --
Dan O'Connell, Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:43 PM --
Kristi Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



07:48 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in opposition to the bill and answered committee questions.



07:52 PM --
Sara Loflin, League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Loflin answered questions from the committee.



08:01 PM --
Stan Dempsey, Colorado Petroleum Association, testified in opposition to the bill and answered committee questions.



08:12 PM



Representative Salazar and Mr. Dempsey responded to questions from the committee.



08:17 PM --
Lee Mickus, Colorado Civil Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill and answered questions from the committee.



08:29 PM



Representative Salazar answered questions from the committee.





08:33 PM



Tom Morris, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.



08:35 PM



Committee discussion with Representative Salazar, Mr. Morris, and Mr. Mickus ensued.



08:39 PM



The committee members made comments about the bill. Mr. Salazar answered questions from the committee.



08:43 PM



Representative Salazar made concluding remarks about the bill.



08:52 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1310
TIME: 09:01:09 PM
MOVED: McCann
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1310 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



09:02 PM



The committee adjourned.






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