The group was a bit smaller due to the Martin Luther King holiday. However, we still had a good crowd and good discussion. Bills discussed included:

HB20-1009 Suppressing Court Records Of Eviction Proceedings
Voted to Support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 23, 2020
The bill requires a court to suppress court records related to an eviction proceeding or an action for termination of a mobile home park tenancy so that the records are not publicly available.

HB20-1052 Privacy Protections For Human Services Workers
Voted to Support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 23, 2020
It is currently unlawful for a person to make available on the internet personal information of a law enforcement official (official) or child abuse or neglect caseworker (caseworker), or the official’s or caseworker’s family if the dissemination of the personal information poses an imminent and serious threat to the official’s or caseworker’s safety or the safety of his or her family. The bill expands the definition of caseworker in statute with a new definition of human services worker to include state and county employees, including county attorneys and contractors who are engaged in specific duties.

HB20-1092 Reimbursement To Federally Qualified Health Centers
Voted to Support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 31, 2020
The bill requires the department of health care policy and financing to reimburse federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for telemedicine services and clinical pharmacy services provided to medicaid recipients.

SB20-022 Increase Medical Providers For Senior Citizens
Changed position from Support to Strongly Support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 30, 2020
Encourages the development of more geriatric trained advanced practice Professionals to work in underserved areas of Colorado by providing a qualified tuition loan repayment program.

SB20-033 Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65
Voted to Support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 30, 2020
The bill authorizes working adults with disabilities who are over
65 years of age to continue participating in the existing medicaid buy-in
program as a state-funded program, without federal matching money—
under certain conditions.

HB20-1078 Pharmacy Benefit Management Firm Claims Payments
Voted to support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 29, 2020
The bill specifies the amount that a pharmacy benefit management firm (PBM) is required to reimburse a pharmacy for clean claims and reasonable dispensing fees. Also prohibits PBMs from retroactively reducing payment on a clean claim submitted by a pharmacy with some exceptions.

SB20-093 Consumer And Employee Dispute Resolution Fairness
Voted to support
Scheduled for Hearing on January 29, 2020
Bill does not eliminate arbitration clauses as this is a federal prerogative, but is designed to make the arbitration more fair to the consumer.

Thank you all for your participation


Note a change in the Legislative Committee Meetings

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The date has moved from Monday to Tuesday due to the Colorado Senior Lobby Capitol Affair is happening on Monday, January 27th.

The meeting on Tuesday, January 28th will be at the Disability Law Colorado Offices – Main Conference Room located at 455 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203. You can attend in person or call in using Zoom – Get details – CLICK HERE