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h_hie_2016a_2016-02-25t13:34:47z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1164



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment N). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment L). The chair ru

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment M). The motion f

Moved amendment L.008 (Attachment K). The motion f

Refer House Bill 16-1164, as amended, to the Commi
PASS



FAIL

FAIL

PASS







02:19 PM -- HB 16-1164



Representative Pabon, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1164. Under current law, all students attending school or university in Colorado must provide documentation that they have received all mandatory vaccinations, unless the student is otherwise exempt from the requirement due to a medical condition or religious or personal belief. Exemption forms currently must be submitted to the student's school.



This bill requires that the exemption documents instead be submitted to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Under the bill, the CDPHE must develop exemption forms and track vaccination rates for schools. In addition, the bill removes the authority of the State Board of Health to provide additional exemptions through regulations. The bill also makes several conforming amendments and technical updates to state statutes governing mandatory vaccinations.



02:25 PM



Representative Pabon answered questions from the committee.



02:49 PM



Committee discussion with Representative Pabon ensued.



02:52 PM --
Cyndy Odenwald, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Odenwald answered questions from the committee.



02:58 PM --
Rachel Metcalf, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Metcalf answered questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Dr. Matt Dorighi, Colorado Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Dorighi answered questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Pam Long, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She read a statement from her son, Josh Long. Ms. Long answered questions from the committee.



03:28 PM --
Nicole Rogers, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



03:32 PM --
Caroline Marrow, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Marrow answered questions from the committee.



03:41 PM



Representative Pabon answered questions from the committee.



04:04 PM --
Dr. Larry Wolk, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.



04:07 PM --
Diana Herrero, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.



04:10 PM



Dr. Wolk and Ms. Herrero answered questions from the committee.



04:30 PM



Committee discussion and questions continued regarding the merits of the bill.



04:40 PM



The committee continued to engage Dr. Wolk and Ms. Herrero in discussion about the provisions of the bill and the current practices of CDPHE regarding the collection of immunization data.



04:50 PM --
Liz Clark, Colorado Association of School Nurses, testified in support of the bill.



04:55 PM --
Brittany Kuhns, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:00 PM --
Dr. Jeff McCloskey, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:06 PM --
Sharon Anable, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:15 PM --
Dr. John Douglas, Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Douglas answered questions from the committee.



05:23 PM --
Alexandra Fickenscher, Voices for Vaccines, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Fickenscher answered questions from the committee.



05:28 PM



Representative Pabon answered questions from the committee.



05:28 PM --
Holly Sperry Calvert, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment B) to the committee.



160225 AttachB.pdf160225 AttachB.pdf



05:35 PM --
Sarah Carrasco, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment C) to the committee. Ms. Carrasco answered questions from the committee.



160225 AttachC.pdf160225 AttachC.pdf



05:47 PM --
Jonna Levine, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.



05:50 PM --
Yael Cohen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:55 PM --
Doug Aden, American Constitution Party, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:57 PM --
Denice Dirks, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:01 PM --
Lynette Kilpatrick, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:02 PM --
Theresa Wrangham, National Vaccine Information Center, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided two handouts (Attachments D and E) to the committee. Ms. Wrangham answered questions from the committee.



160225 AttachD.pdf160225 AttachD.pdf160225 AttachE.pdf160225 AttachE.pdf



06:12 PM



Representative Pabon addressed questions from the committee.



06:15 PM



Ms. Wrangham answered questions from the committee.



06:19 PM --
Steve Craig, Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Craig answered questions from the committee.



06:27 PM --
Peter Bockenthien, representing himself, testified in opposition to this bill.



06:31 PM --
Missy Winefeldt, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Winefeldt answered questions from the committee.



06:37 PM --
Heather Grooms, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:41 PM --
Samantha Franzen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout (Attachment F) to the committee.



160225 AttachF.pdf160225 AttachF.pdf



06:46 PM



Representative Pabon answered questions from the committee. Ms. Herrero returned to the table to respond to questions from the committee.



06:51 PM



Ms. Franzen made further comments to the committee.



06:52 PM --
Phil Silberman, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a written statement (Attachment G) to the committee.



160225 AttachG.pdf160225 AttachG.pdf



06:57 PM --
Francis Sincere, Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout (Attachment H) to the committee. Mr. Sincere answered questions from the committee.



160225 AttachH.pdf160225 AttachH.pdf



07:06 PM --
Kathy Sincere, Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided two handouts (Attachments I and J) to the committee.



160225 AttachI.pdf160225 AttachI.pdf160225 AttachJ.pdf160225 AttachJ.pdf



07:10 PM --
Vesta Insam, Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Insam answered questions from the committee.



07:14 PM --
Jennifer Pieroni, Colorado Coalition for Vaccine Choice, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Pieroni answered questions from the committee.



07:18 PM --
Nathan Wenneker, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:23 PM --
Mary Hendrick, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:28 PM --
Joan Van Dewater, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:33 PM --
Mike Finnicum, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



07:38 PM



Representative Joshi made comments.



07:38 PM --
Michael Nicoletti, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill. He read a statement from Colorado Association of School Boards. Mr. Nicoletti answered questions from the committee.



07:45 PM



Kristen Forrestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.



07:46 PM



Mr. Nicoletti answered questions from the committee.



07:56 PM



Committee discussion with Mr. Nicoletti ensued.



08:09 PM



Ms. Herrero returned to the table to respond to questions.



08:17 PM



Mr. Nicoletti responded to additional questions from the committee.



08:19 PM



Representative Pabon made additional comments.



08:20 PM



Representative Klingenschmitt discussed amendment L.008 (Attachment K). Representative Pabon made comments about amendment L.008.



160225 AttachK.pdf160225 AttachK.pdf

BILL: HB16-1164
TIME: 08:21:35 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Moved amendment L.008 (Attachment K). The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Brown
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





08:22 PM



Representative Joshi explained amendment L.004 (Attachment L). Representative Pabon commented on amendment L.004. The committee discussed amendment L.004. Representative Ryden requested a title ruling on the amendment.



160225 AttachL.pdf160225 AttachL.pdf

BILL: HB16-1164
TIME: 08:27:00 PM
MOVED: Joshi
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment L). The chair ruled the amendment did not fit under the bill's title.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





08:29 PM



Representative Klingenschmitt explained amendment L.006 (Attachment M). The committee discussed amendment L.006. Representative Ryden requested a title ruling on the amendment. The chair determined that amendment fit under the bill's title. Committee discussion about amendment L.006 continued.



160225 AttachM.pdf160225 AttachM.pdf

BILL: HB16-1164
TIME: 08:34:02 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment M). The motion failed on a vote of 5-8.
SECONDED: Joshi
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
No
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 5 NO: 8 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





08:36 PM



Representative Pabon explained amendment L.001 (Attachment N).



160225 AttachN.pdf160225 AttachN.pdf

BILL: HB16-1164
TIME: 08:37:49 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment N). The motion passed on a vote of 8-5.
SECONDED: McCann
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
No
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





08:39 PM



Committee members made comments about the bill.



08:44 PM



Representative Pabon made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee member made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB16-1164
TIME: 08:53:02 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1164, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Esgar
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







08:54 PM



The committee adjourned.


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