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H_HIE_2016A 03/17/2016 01:32:12 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT

Date: 03/17/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 05:26 PM
Brown
X
Buckner
*
Place: HCR 0107
Esgar
X
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative McCann
Klingenschmitt
X
Landgraf
E
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Primavera
*
Ransom
X
Ryden
X
Ginal
X
McCann
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1324

HB16-1294
Amended, Referred to Finance

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- HB 16-1324



Representative Ginal, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1324. The bill allows veterinarians to:

      • receive and store a compounded drug without a patient-specific prescription from an in-state or non-resident prescription drug outlet; and
      • dispense the compounded drug, in an amount not to exceed five days' worth of doses, to an animal in an emergency condition if the veterinarian cannot access the compounded drug in a timely manner.



Representative Ginal distributed three handouts (Attachments A, B, and C) and amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments D and E) to the committee.



160317 AttachA.pdf160317 AttachA.pdf160317 AttachB.pdf160317 AttachB.pdf160317 AttachC.pdf160317 AttachC.pdf160317 AttachD.pdf160317 AttachD.pdf160317 AttachE.pdf160317 AttachE.pdf



01:46 PM



Representative Ginal answered questions from committee members.









01:56 PM --
Dr. Will French, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written statement (Attachment F) to the committee. Dr. French answered questions from committee members.



160317 AttachF.pdf160317 AttachF.pdf



02:06 PM --
Dr. Randa MacMillan, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:09 PM --
Judy Calhoun, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, testified in support of the bill.



02:14 PM --
John Baer, Roadrunner Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Ronne Hines, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in a neutral capacity. She expressed the department's concerns about the bill. Ms. Hines answered questions from committee members.



02:24 PM --
Chris Gassen, Department of Regulatory Agencies, answered questions from committee members.



02:25 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Hines and Mr. Gassen ensued.



02:26 PM



Dr. French returned to the table to respond to questions from committee members.



02:28 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Hines, Ms. Gassen, Dr. French, and Mr. Baer ensued.



02:46 PM --
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacies, testified in support of the bill.





02:49 PM



Jennifer Berman, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1324
TIME: 02:52:05 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Klingenschmitt
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:52 PM



Ms. Berman explained amendment L.002.

BILL: HB16-1324
TIME: 02:53:31 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



02:54 PM



Representative Ginal made concluding comments about the bill.





02:56 PM



Committee members made remarks about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1324
TIME: 02:57:20 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1324, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with one member excused.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:59 PM



Representative McCann recessed the committee.



03:00 PM -- HB 16-1294



Representative McCann called the committee back to order. Representative Lontine and Representative Esgar, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1294. By January 1, 2018, the bill requires state-regulated health insurance plans and Medicaid managed care plans to provide coverage, without restriction or delay to patients, for the following contraceptives and services:

      • all Food and Drug Administration-approved contraceptive drugs, devices, and other products for women, including those prescribed by the covered person's provider or otherwise authorized under state and federal law;
      • voluntary sterilization procedures;
      • patient education and counseling on contraception; and
      • follow-up medical services related to contraception.





The contraceptive coverage required by the bill must be available to all covered persons under the health insurance plan or Medicaid managed care plan, including dependents and children. Medicaid services must be provided at no cost to the recipient. The bill does not apply to health plans that are not required to provide contraceptive coverage under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or that are regulated under the federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act.



03:04 PM --
Dr. Lee Morgan, Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Section of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment G) to the committee. Dr. Morgan answered questions from the committee.



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03:17 PM --
Annie Seidman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Allina Robertson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Christine Breen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Karoline Dapprich, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:29 PM



Ms. Seidman and Ms. Breen answered questions from the committee.



03:32 PM --
Bridget Kaminetsky, 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kaminetsky answered questions from the committee.



03:39 PM



Representative Esgar and Representative Lontine answered questions from the committee.



03:40 PM --
Betty Boyd, American Association of University Women of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:45 PM --
Reverend Laura Rossbert, Interfaith Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Rev. Rossbert answered questions from the committee.



03:50 PM --
Caitlin Westerson, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Westerson answered questions from the committee.



03:57 PM --
Cynthia Negron, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.



04:01 PM --
Peg Perl, Women's Lobby of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Perl answered questions from the committee.



04:06 PM



Representative Lontine answered questions from committee members.









04:06 PM --
Leslie Chomic, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:09 PM -- Dr. Kelly Sennholz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Sennholz answered questions from the committee.



04:13 PM --
Judith Burke, Health Care for All Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM --
Sharon Sherman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Ed Hanks, Colorado Right To Life, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hanks answered questions from the committee.



04:23 PM --
Alora Riley, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Riley answered questions from the committee.



04:33 PM --
Sara Orrange, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:35 PM --
Jackie Zhelenyak, Denver Health, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:38 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Morrison Love answered questions from the committee.



04:48 PM



Ms. Orrange, Ms. Zhelenyak, and Ms. Morrison Love answered questions from the committee.



04:59 PM --
Karen Middleton, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Middleton answered questions from the committee.





05:07 PM



Representative Klingenschmitt explained amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The committee discussed amendment L.003.



160317 AttachH.pdf160317 AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB16-1294
TIME: 05:09:11 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion failed on a vote of 5-7, with one member excused.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 5 NO: 7 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





05:11 PM



Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained amendment L.004 (Attachment I). Ms. Chase answered questions about amendment L.004.



160317 AttachI.pdf160317 AttachI.pdf

BILL: HB16-1294
TIME: 05:13:35 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Esgar
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



05:15 PM



Representative Lontine and Representative Esgar made concluding remarks about the bill.





05:19 PM



Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1294
TIME: 05:19:38 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1294, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. This motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



05:20 PM



Representative McCann placed the committee in recess.





05:25 PM



Representative McCann called the committee back to order. Committee members made comments about the bill
.

BILL: HB16-1294
TIME: 05:25:58 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1294, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-5, with one member excused.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Brown
No
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 5 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:26 PM



The committee adjourned.


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