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S_HHS_2020A 02/13/2020 01:40:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/13/2020
Attendance
Crowder X
Ginal X
Smallwood X
Winter X
Fields X
Time 01:40:27 PM to 05:22:55 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-107 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB20-119 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-127 Referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:40:29 PM

Senator Fields called the meeting to order.



SB20-107 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:41:00 PM  

Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, reviewed the provisions of Senate Bill 20-107. Senator Ginal responded to questions. Committee discussion followed.

Public testimony on SB 20-107 was heard by the committee on February 6, 2020, in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.

01:45:50 PM  

Senator Ginal distributed and discussed amendments L.005, L.006, L.009, and L.010. (Attachments A, B, C, and D).



01:58:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:00:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:03:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:04:18 PM  

Christy Chase, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about the amendments.



02:09:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:09:49 PM  

Senator Fields distributed and discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment E).



02:12:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal No
Smallwood Yes
Winter No
Fields Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:18:13 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-107, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-119 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:18:29 PM  

Senator Ginal, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-119.  This bill authorizes the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to expand the Canadian Drug Importation Program to allow drug importation from a nation other than Canada, conditional upon the enactment of federal legislation permitting states to do so.  Senator Ginal distributed a handout (Attachment F).

02:23:28 PM  

Senator Ginal responded to questions.

02:28:06 PM  

Kim Bimestefer, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

02:34:30 PM  

Kelly Swartzendruber, HCPF,  responded to questions.

02:48:42 PM  

Committee questions and discussion continued.

02:56:06 PM  

Jennifer Roberts, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:28 PM  

Erin Hackett read the testimony of Ali Schoer, representing herself, against the bill (Attachment G).

03:01:37 PM  

Emily Roberts, Colorado Bio Science Association, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment H).

03:05:03 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions.

03:08:52 PM  

Scott Pocsik, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, testified against the bill and responded to questions.

03:14:12 PM  

Leigh Seeger, Jefferson County Business Resource Center, testified against the bill. Ms. Seeger responded to questions.

03:20:03 PM  

Milton Tyrrell, Partnership for Safe Medicines, testified against the bill.

03:23:49 PM  

Shabbir Safdar, Partnership for Safe Medicines, testified in against the bill. The witness panel responded to questions.

03:35:38 PM  

Leah Lindahl, Healthcare Distribution Alliance, testified against the bill.

03:37:44 PM  

Lauren Masias, Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.

03:39:53 PM  

Katelin Lucariello, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, testified against the bill.

03:45:01 PM  

Dr. Shirley Leow, AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment I).

03:49:19 PM  

Virginia Gebhart, Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, testified in support of the bill.

03:51:55 PM  

Diane Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:54:37 PM  

Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. The witnesses responded to questions.

04:04:15 PM  

Senator Fields recessed the committee.

04:04:33 PM  

Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.

04:08:23 PM  

Senator Smallwood discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment J).  Committee discussion followed.

04:16:40 PM  

Ms. Lucariello came to the table and responded to questions.



04:32:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Crowder No
Ginal No
Smallwood Yes
Winter No
Fields No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:32:18 PM  

Committee discussion followed.



04:33:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-119 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Crowder No
Ginal Yes
Smallwood No
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-127 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:40:46 PM  

Senators Smallwood and Todd, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-127. The bill creates the Health Benefit Plan Design Review Committee in the Division of Insurance (DOI) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). The purpose of the committee is to review introduced legislation that imposes new requirements or modifies existing requirements for health insurance plans and assess the costs and benefits of proposed changes.

04:45:05 PM  

The bill sponsors responded to questions.

05:03:25 PM  

Amanda Massey, Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.

05:05:51 PM  

Virginia Morrison Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified in supported of the bill.

05:07:37 PM  

Phil Ceramce, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:10:59 PM  

Jason Hopfer, Colorado Association of Health Plans, told the committee he was available for questions.

05:11:21 PM  

Travis Berry, Colorado Competitive Council, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to questions.

05:18:53 PM  

Senators Todd and Smallwood made closing comments.

05:20:02 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



05:22:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-127 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Excused
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:22:55 PM   The committee adjourned.






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