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S_SA_2021A 05/26/2021 06:26:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/26/2021
Attendance
Rankin X
Simpson X
Zenzinger X
Story X
Jaquez Lewis X
Time 06:26:17 PM to 09:55:41 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1209 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1230 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1275 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1276 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1307 Committee Discussion Only

HB21-1209 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:28:06 PM  
Senator Lee, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1209. The bill modifies program eligibility for offenders who committed a felony offense when the offender was under 21 years of age.
06:32:12 PM  
Senator Story proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment A.
06:32:51 PM  
Dr. Sharon Anable, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:34:49 PM  
Eric Davis, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Julie Rada, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Justin Cooper, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
06:54:23 PM  
Anthony Quintana,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lucas Salas, representing
self, testified in support of the bill. Maureen Cain, representing Office
of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. The witness
panel responded to committee questions.
07:10:47 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks on the bill.
07:13:37 PM  
Ms. Cain returned
to the witness table to respond to questions. Committee members commented
on the bill.


07:16:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1209 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Rankin No
Simpson No
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1230 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:17:50 PM  
Senator Woodward and Senator Zenzinger, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1230. The bill directs the Office of Information Technology to develop a single, public-facing search interface for accessing state agency rules and rulemaking, in conjunction with the Department of State.
07:22:51 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
07:23:15 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
07:26:18 PM  
Allison Conwell, representing Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill. Anneliese Steel, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.
07:30:47 PM  
Martha Fiddler, representing
self, testified on the bill.
07:35:05 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks on the bill.


07:38:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1230 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Rankin Yes
Simpson Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1275 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:40:57 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
and Senator Ginal, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1275.  The
bill modifies the state’s Medicaid program to include payment to pharmacists
working in a collaborative practice agreement with a physician for services
within their scope of practice and not duplicative of existing services
covered by Medicaid.
07:40:58 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be
found in Attachment B.
07:46:18 PM  
Dr. Emily Zadvorny,
representing Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in support of the
bill.
07:50:28 PM  
Dr. Brittany Schock,
representing Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified
to amend the bill.
07:53:37 PM  
Dr. Tisha Smith,
representing Denver Health, testified in support of the bill.
07:56:54 PM  
Dr. Emily Kosirog,
representing Salud Family Health, testified in a neutral position on the
bill.  Committee questions followed.
08:01:26 PM  
Alice Steiner, representing
Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill. Moe
Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the
bill. Jonathan  Culwell, representing Colorado Bar Association, testified
in support of the bill. Dr. Bonita Bowman, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
08:14:03 PM  
Marta Fiddler, representing
self, testified on the bill.
08:16:29 PM  
Senators Ginal and
Kirkmeyer made closing comments.
08:20:24 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:23:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1275 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Rankin Yes
Simpson Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1276 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


08:24:17 PM  
Senator Priola and
Senator Pettersen, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1276.  The
bill makes several changes to state law concerning the prevention of opioid
and other substance use disorders.
08:24:18 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony is included
in Attachment C.
08:31:35 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, representing
Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in opposition to the bill.
Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified
to amend the bill. Dr. Jonathan Clapp, representing Colorado Medical Society
and Colorado Pain Society, testified to amend the bill.  Committee
questions followed.
08:49:57 PM  
Dr. Steven Wright,
representing Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices, testified in support
of the bill. Dr. Robert Valuck, representing Center for Prescription Drug
Abuse Prevention (Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention),
University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jeanette Hensley,
representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.  Terri
Schreiber, representing The Schreiber Research Group (TSRG), testified
in support of the bill.
09:02:21 PM  
Dr. Valuck discussed amendments to the bill.
09:04:52 PM  
Senator Priola distributed
L.020 and L.021 (Attachments D and E).



09:06:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment D).
Moved Story
Seconded
Rankin
Simpson
Zenzinger
Story
Jaquez Lewis
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:07:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment E).
Moved Story
Seconded
Rankin
Simpson
Zenzinger
Story
Jaquez Lewis
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


09:11:34 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1276, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Rankin Yes
Simpson Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Story Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1307 - Committee Discussion Only


09:11:52 PM  
Senator Donovan,
bill sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1307.  The bill creates the
Insulin Affordability Program in the Department of Regulatory Agencies
(DORA). Beginning January 1, 2022, the program allows eligible individuals
to receive a 12-month prescription for insulin for no more than a $50 copay
for a 30-day supply and an emergency 30-day supply of insulin once per
12-month period for no more than a $35 copay.




Committee questions followed.
09:11:53 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment F.
09:20:37 PM  
Katelin Lucariello,
representing PhRMA, testified in opposition to the bill. Gail deVore, representing
self, testified in support of the bill. Brian Warren, representing Biotechnology
Innovation Organization, testified in opposition to the bill. Jeanette
Hensley, representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the
bill. Christina Fallabel, American Diabetes Association, testified in support
of the bill.
09:40:56 PM  
Senator Rankin distributed
amendment L.007 (Attachment G). Committee discussion on the amendment ensued.
09:52:57 PM  
The chair laid over the bill and amendment.


09:55:41 PM   The committee adjourned.






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