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S_SA_2016A 04/13/2016 01:30:53 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/13/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 04:42 PM
Hill
*
Jones
X
Place: SCR 356
Ulibarri
*
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Scott
X
Senator Scott
This Report was prepared by
Vanessa Conway
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1326

HB16-1296

SB16-176

HB16-1309
Committee Vote - Final Action Failed

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Finance




    01:31 PM -- HB16-1326



    Senator Crowder presented House Bill 16-1326 to the committee. This bill sets various requirements for contracts between health insurance carriers that provide benefits for physical rehabilitation services and intermediaries that are contracted to perform certain cost and utilization management duties on behalf of a carrier. The requirements include basing coverage authorizations and medical necessity of health care determinations on generally accepted and evidence-based standards and criteria of clinical practice and disclosing that requirement and process to the carrier's policyholders. Authorizations and medical necessity determinations must be performed by a provider who is licensed and actively practicing in Colorado, and whose scope of practice includes development of a plan of care. The bill requires that care for a recurring condition only be categorized as a new episode if the same provider has not treated the policyholder within 30 days. In addition, the bill prohibits the inclusion of certain provisions in contracts between a carrier and an intermediary.



    01:33 PM --
    Charlie Sheffield, representing Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified against the bill.



    01:40 PM --
    Patrick Boyle, representing Colorado Competitive Council, testified against the bill.



    01:48 PM --
    Dan O'Connell, representing Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.



    01:53 PM -- Dr. Elizabeth Kraft, representing Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, testified against the bill.























    02:02 PM --
    Dr. Audrey Waldron, representing Colorado Physical Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill.



    02:06 PM --
    Lisa Ralston, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



    02:14 PM --
    Timothy Flynn, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



    02:18 PM --
    Dr. Cameron MacDonald, representing Colorado American Physical Therapy Association, testified in support of the bill.



    02:27 PM -- Dr. Rachel Wendt, representing Colorado Chiropractic Association, testified in support of the bill.



    02:31 PM --
    Representative Ken Summers, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



    02:38 PM --
    Cindy Sovine-Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





    02:40 PM



    Senator Crowder wrapped up his presentation to the committee.
    BILL: HB16-1326
    TIME: 02:41:11 PM
    MOVED: Sonnenberg
    MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1326 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
    SECONDED:
    VOTE
    Hill
    No
    Jones
    Yes
    Ulibarri
    Yes
    Sonnenberg
    No
    Scott
    No
    YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




























BILL: HB16-1326
TIME: 02:52:24 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1326 indefinitely. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





02:53 PM -- HB16-1296



Senator Tate presented House Bill 16-1296 to the committee. The bill increases penalties on unlicensed motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers (with the same exceptions as in current law), distributors, wholesalers, manufacturer representatives, used motor vehicle dealers, buyer agents, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealers, and motor vehicle salespersons



02:56 PM --
David Cardella, Todd O'Connell, and Jake Aragon, representing Mountain States Auto Group, Colorado Independent Automobile Dealers Association, and I-76 Auto Sales, testified in support of the bill and presented handouts (Attachments A, B, and C).



16SenateState0413AttachA.pdf16SenateState0413AttachA.pdf 16SenateState0413AttachB.pdf16SenateState0413AttachB.pdf



16SenateState0413AttachC.pdf16SenateState0413AttachC.pdf





































03:12 PM



Senator Tate wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1296
TIME: 03:12:59 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1296 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1296
TIME: 03:14:43 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1296 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. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



























03:25 PM -- SB16-176



Senator Neville presented Senate Bill 16-176 to the committee. This bill eliminates the authority of the Governor to suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of firearms during a state of disaster emergency.



03:28 PM --
James Bardwell, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment D).



16SenateState0413AttachD.pdf16SenateState0413AttachD.pdf



03:34 PM --
Robert Edmiston, representing the Firearms Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment E).



16SenateState0413AttachE.pdf16SenateState0413AttachE.pdf



03:36 PM --
Peg Ackerman, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



16SenateState0413AttachF.pdf16SenateState0413AttachF.pdf



03:38 PM -- Eleanor Cabell, representing herself, testified against the bill and presented a handout (Attachment G).



16SenateState0413AttachG.pdf16SenateState0413AttachG.pdf



03:44 PM --
Annette Moore, representing herself, testified against the bill.



03:47 PM --
Patricia Taylor, representing herself, testified against the bill.



03:50 PM --
Bruce Glenn, representing himself, testified against the bill.



03:53 PM --
Eileen McCarron, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified against the bill.



03:57 PM --
Jean Grattet, representing the League of Women Voters, testified against the bill.

























04:00 PM



Senator Neville wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: SB16-176
TIME: 04:00:51 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-176 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
No
Ulibarri
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:07 PM -- HB16-1309



Senator Marble presented House Bill 16-1309 to the committee. The bill requires municipal courts to appoint legal counsel to any defendant in custody and charged with an offense that carries a potential sentence of incarceration. Counsel must be present for the defendant's initial appearance unless he or she makes a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his or her right to counsel. If the defendant remains in custody, he or she has a right to counsel until released. Once released, the defendant may apply for and the court must appoint an attorney if the defendant is deemed indigent and faces a potential sentence of incarceration. The bill requires municipal courts to inform each defendant of his or her rights related to self-incrimination, counsel, trial by jury, pleas, bail, and the charges against him or her.



04:08 PM --
Robert Frick, representing the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, testified against the bill.



04:13 PM --
Tamara Wolfe, representing the Colorado Association for Municipal Court Administrators, testified against the bill.



04:20 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill.



04:23 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.

























04:24 PM --
Carrie Thompson, representing Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.



04:28 PM --
Alice Norman, representing the Denver Municipal Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 04:38:44 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.



16SenateState0413AttachH.pdf16SenateState0413AttachH.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
















































BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 04:40:43 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1309, as amended, to the Committee on Finance The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:42 PM



The committee adjourned.