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h_hie_2016a_2016-03-03t13:31:06z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/03/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1201



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion p

Postpone House Bill 16-1201 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1201, as amended, to the Commi

Refer House Bill 16-1201, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL

FAIL





04:52 PM -- HB16-1201



Representative Willett, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1201. The bill requires certain medical professionals, when approached in person by a patient seeking a companion or emotional support animal as a reasonable accommodation in housing, to either make a determination as to whether the patient has a disability as defined by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or to make a finding that there is not enough information available to make a determination regarding disability. The medical professionals covered by the bill include:

    • physicians and physician assistants;
    • anesthesiologists;
    • nurses;
    • psychologists;
    • social workers and clinical social workers;
    • marriage and family therapists; and
    • licensed professional counselors and addiction counselors.



04:59 PM



Representative Willett answered questions from the committee.



05:25 PM --
Andrew Hamrick, Colorado Apartment Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hamrick answered questions from the committee.



05:34 PM --
Carolyn Rogers, National Association of Residential Property Managers, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rogers and Representative Willett answered questions from the committee.



05:54 PM --
Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Simon answered questions from the committee.



06:13 PM



Representative Willett and Mr. Simon responded to committee members' questions.



06:24 PM --
Alison Daniels, Disability Law Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



06:31 PM



Representative Willett made additional comments to the committee.



06:33 PM



Ms. Daniels and Representative Willett answered questions from the committee.



06:53 PM



Representative Willet explained amendment L.003 (Attachment H).



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BILL: HB16-1201
TIME: 06:53:49 PM
MOVED: Joshi
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
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: Pass Without Objection





06:54 PM



The committee members made comments about the bill. Representative Willett made comments about the bill. Committee discussion with Representative Willett about the bill ensued.

BILL: HB16-1201
TIME: 07:18:28 PM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1201, as amended, to the Committee on Agriculture, as substitute motion. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Landgraf
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL



07:19 PM



Committee members made comments about the bill. Representative Willett made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee discussion about the bill ensued.

BILL: HB16-1201
TIME: 07:20:56 PM
MOVED: Klingenschmitt
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1201, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 6-7.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
No
Esgar
No
Humphrey
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
No
Primavera
No
Ransom
Yes
Ryden
No
Ginal
No
McCann
No
YES: 6 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





07:22 PM



Representative McCann and Representative Willett discussed the possibility of future legislation on the issues addressed in the bill.


BILL: HB16-1201
TIME: 07:22:37 PM
MOVED: Ryden
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1201 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Ginal
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









07:23 PM



The committee adjourned.


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