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s_sa_2017a_2017-05-03t13:38:55z13 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1237



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1237 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1237 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







09:11 PM -- HB17-1237



Senator Coram, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1237 to the committee. This bill allows local governments to provide health benefits to their employees through the state employee group benefit plans managed by the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA). Participation in the state group benefit plans is voluntary for local governments and must be approved by the state personnel director through an intergovernmental agreement. The state personnel director must establish rules for local government participation, and may require that local governments meet certain financial and other conditions in order to participate in the state plan. The bill defines eligible local governments as municipalities, counties, city and counties, special districts, school districts, and any other subdivision of the state.



09:13 PM --
Michael Holton, representing Vail Valley Medical Center and Western Healthcare Alliance, testified against the bill.



09:17 PM --
John Leavitt, representing the Colorado Network, testified against the bill.



09:20 PM --
Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.



09:22 PM --
Jack Wylie, representing the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





09:26 PM



Senator Coram wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1237
TIME: 09:27:38 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1237 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1237
TIME: 09:28:05 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1237 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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