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S_BLT_2018A 03/19/2018 02:04:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY
Date 03/19/2018
Attendance
Jahn X
Kerr X
Priola X
Smallwood *
Williams A. X
Neville T. X
Tate X
Time 02:04:33 PM to 04:04:36 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Tate
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1056 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1099 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1112 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1097 Postponed Indefinitely

02:04:34 PM
Senator Tate discussed the order of business for the committee.



HB18-1056 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:05:17 PM  
Senator Cooke introduced House Bill 18-1056,
concerning a statewide standard health history form for members of the
Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA).  The bill allows the FPPA
to make an administrative change.  Senator Cooke distributed Amendment
L.007 (Attachment A).
02:06:25 PM  
Kevin Lindahl, Fire and Police Pension Association, spoke in favor of the bill.
02:08:51 PM  
Senator Cooke made closing comments.


02:09:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn
Kerr
Priola
Smallwood Excused
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:10:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1056, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Excused
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1099 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:12:01 PM  
Senator Coram introduced House Bill 18-1099,
concerning a level playing field for broadband grants.  The bill requires
the Broadband Deployment Board to consider new criteria related to speed
and cost when telecommunication companies execute a first right of refusal
for a competitor's broadband grant application.  
02:14:40 PM  
Norm Steen, Teller County Commissioner and Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).
02:18:08 PM  
Kevin Bommer, Colorado Municipal League, spoke in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).
02:19:28 PM  
Liz Peetz, Colorado Association of Realtors, spoke in support of the bill.
02:21:37 PM  
Geoff Hier, Colorado Rural Electrical Association, spoke in support of the bill.


02:22:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1099 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood Excused
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1112 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:23:30 PM  
Senator Crowder introduced House Bill 18-1112, concerning pharmacist health care services coverage. The bill requires health plans to provide coverage for health services provided by a pharmacist under certain conditions.
02:25:52 PM  
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacist Society
(CPS), spoke in support of the bill.
02:28:38 PM  
Gina Moore, CPS, spoke in support of the bill.
02:30:44 PM  
Kim Ward, Colorado Retail Council, spoke in support of the bill.
02:33:32 PM  
Ms. Moore responded to questions from the committee.
02:35:11 PM  
Senator Crowder made closing comments on the merits of the bill.
02:37:17 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:37:24 PM  
Committee came back to order. The sponsor responded to questions from the committee.


02:41:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1112 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola Yes
Smallwood No
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1097 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:41:22 PM  
Senators Coram and Todd introduced House Bill 18-1097, concerning patient choice of pharmacy. The bill prohibits health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers from taking certain actions that limit or restrict a covered person's ability to select a pharmacy.
02:52:48 PM  
Senator Coram responded to questions from the committee.
02:54:38 PM  
Senator Todd responded to questions from the committee.
02:55:29 PM  
Patrick Boyle, Express Scripts, spoke in opposition to the bill. He provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments D and E).
03:02:47 PM  
Rachel Lee, CVS Health, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:05:59 PM  
Nicholas Colglazier, Colorado Competitive Council, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:06:24 PM  
Sara Orrange, America's Heath Insurance
Plans, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:11:18 PM  
Marc Reece, Aetna, spoke in opposition
to the bill.
03:11:45 PM  
Bill Skewes, Colorado Association of Commerce
and Industry, spoke in opposition to the bill.
03:14:07 PM  
Mr. Reece responded to questions from the committee.
03:15:09 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, spoke in support of the bill.
03:23:01 PM  
Brad Young, Rx Plus Pharmacy, spoke in
support of the bill. He distributed the written testimony of Selena Owen
(Attachment F).  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:29:53 PM  
Heidi Haines, Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.
03:38:45 PM  
Barb Cardell, Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, spoke in support of the bill.
03:41:00 PM  
Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, spoke in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.
03:49:39 PM  
Ms. Cardell responded to questions from the committee.
03:53:02 PM  
Rebecca Cranston, Northern Colorado Health Network, spoke in support of the bill.
03:54:26 PM  
Senator Coram made closing comments on
the merits of the bill. He distributed Amendment L.005 to the committee
(Attachment G).
04:00:08 PM  
Senator Todd made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


04:03:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Kerr
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. No
Tate No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:04:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kerr
Seconded
Jahn No
Kerr Yes
Priola No
Smallwood No
Williams A. No
Neville T. No
Tate No
YES: 1   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:04:18 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1097 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Jahn Yes
Kerr No
Priola Yes
Smallwood Yes
Williams A. Yes
Neville T. Yes
Tate Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:04:36 PM   Committee Adjourned






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