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Date: 05/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1366



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.006. The motion passed without o

Postpone House Bill 16-1366 indefinitely using a r

Refer House Bill 16-1366, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







02:57 PM -- HB 16-1366



Senator Steadman introduced House Bill 16-1366, concerning hearing aid user protections. The bill requires the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies to adopt rules and require licensed hearing aid providers and audiologists to make disclosures related to hearing aid pricing and other communication options. The bill also makes violating these rules a deceptive trade practice for which the Attorney General and district attorneys may seek civil penalties for a violation. Senator Steadman provided amendment L.006 (Attachment B).



160504 AttachB.pdf160504 AttachB.pdf



02:59 PM -- Bernard Steinberg, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:10 PM --
Malcolm Jewell, Colorado Hearing Society, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Samantha Warren, Colorado Audiology Association, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



03:32 PM



The committee took a brief recess.



03:35 PM



The committee came back to order.



03:35 PM --
Wynne Whyman, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). She responded to questions from the committee.



160504 AttachC.pdf160504 AttachC.pdf



03:39 PM



Senator Steadman responded to questions from the committee.



03:39 PM --
Randy Holyfield, representing himself, spoke about the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.


BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:51:04 PM
MOVED: Hodge
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Heath
Hodge
Jahn
Neville T.
Newell
Tate
Woods
Holbert
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:51:21 PM
MOVED: Hodge
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1366, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Heath
Yes
Hodge
Yes
Jahn
Yes
Neville T.
No
Newell
Yes
Tate
No
Woods
No
Holbert
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL






BILL: HB16-1366
TIME: 03:55:08 PM
MOVED: Woods
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1366 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection, the bill was postponed indefinitely on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Heath
No
Hodge
No
Jahn
No
Neville T.
Yes
Newell
No
Tate
Yes
Woods
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:57 PM



The committee laid over Senate Bill 16-197. The committee adjourned.




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