Amendments for HB20-1158

House Journal, February 14
17 HB20-1158 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
18 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
19 recommendation:
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21 Amend printed bill, page 4, after line 19 insert:
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23 "SECTION 3. Appropriation. For the 2020-21 state fiscal year,
24 $3,337 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies for use by
25 the division of insurance. This appropriation is from the division of
26 insurance cash fund created in section 10-1-103 (3), C.R.S., and is based
27 on an assumption that the division will require an additional 0.1 FTE. To
28 implement this act, the division may use this appropriation for personal
29 services.".
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31 Renumber succeeding section accordingly
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33 Page 1, line 101, strike "INFERTILITY." and substitute "INFERTILITY,
34 AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".
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Senate Journal, February 28
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that HB20-1158 be
amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations
with favorable recommendation.

Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 8, strike "ALL" and substitute
"EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION (23)(e) OF THIS SECTION, ALL".

Page 2, line 13, strike "FOUR" and substitute "THREE".

Page 3, after line 8 insert:

"(e) A RELIGIOUS EMPLOYER MAY REQUEST AND A CARRIER
SUBJECT TO THIS SUBSECTION (23) SHALL GRANT AN EXCLUSION FROM
THE COVERAGE REQUIRED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION (23) IN A HEALTH
BENEFIT PLAN IF THE REQUIRED COVERAGE CONFLICTS WITH THE
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION'S BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND
PRACTICES. A RELIGIOUS EMPLOYER THAT OBTAINS AN EXCLUSION UNDER
THIS SUBSECTION (23)(e) SHALL PROVIDE ITS EMPLOYEES REASONABLE
AND TIMELY NOTICE OF THE EXCLUSION OF THE COVERAGE DESCRIBED IN
THIS SUBSECTION (23) FROM THE HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN THE RELIGIOUS
EMPLOYER OFFERS TO ITS EMPLOYEES.".

Reletter succeeding paragraph accordingly.

Education



Senate Journal, March 13
HB20-1158 by Representative(s) Tipper and Herod; also Senator(s) Winter and Fenberg--Concerning
insurance coverage for infertility, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Amendment No. 1, Health & Human Services Committee Amendment.
(Printed in Senate Journal, February 28, page 364 and placed in members' bill files.)

Amendment No. 2(L.007), by Senator Winter.

Amend the Health and Human Services Committee Report, dated
February 27, 2020, page 1, line 2, strike "SECTION," and substitute
"SECTION AND SUBJECT TO SUBSECTION (23)(f) OF THIS SECTION,".

Page 1 of the committee report, strike line 14 and substitute "EMPLOYER
OFFERS TO ITS EMPLOYEES.
(f) (I) WITHIN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS SUBSECTION (23), THE DIVISION SHALL SUBMIT TO THE
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ITS
DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER THE COVERAGE SPECIFIED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (23) IS IN ADDITION TO ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS AND
WOULD BE SUBJECT TO DEFRAYAL BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO 42 U.S.C.
SEC. 18031 (d)(3)(B) AND A REQUEST THAT THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT
CONFIRM THE DIVISION'S DETERMINATION WITHIN SIXTY DAYS AFTER
RECEIPT OF THE DIVISION'S REQUEST AND SUBMISSION OF ITS
DETERMINATION.
(II) THIS SUBSECTION (23) APPLIES TO HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS
ISSUED OR RENEWED IN THIS STATE THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THIS
SUBSECTION (23), AND THE DIVISION SHALL IMPLEMENT THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBSECTION (23), IF:
(A) THE DIVISION RECEIVES CONFIRMATION FROM THE FEDERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT THE COVERAGE
SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBSECTION (23) DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN
ADDITIONAL BENEFIT THAT REQUIRES DEFRAYAL BY THE STATE PURSUANT
TO 42 U.S.C. SEC. 18031 (d)(3)(B); OR
(B) MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE DAYS HAVE PASSED
SINCE THE DIVISION SUBMITTED ITS DETERMINATION AND REQUEST FOR
CONFIRMATION THAT THE COVERAGE SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBSECTION (23)
IS NOT AN ADDITIONAL BENEFIT THAT REQUIRES STATE DEFRAYAL
PURSUANT TO 42 U.S.C. SEC. 18031 (d)(3)(B), AND THE FEDERAL
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HAS FAILED TO RESPOND
TO THE REQUEST WITHIN THAT PERIOD, IN WHICH CASE THE DIVISION
SHALL CONSIDER THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT'S UNREASONABLE DELAY A
PRECLUSION FROM REQUIRING DEFRAYAL BY THE STATE.".".

Amend reengrossed bill, strike page 5 and substitute:

"SECTION 4. Applicability. This act applies to health benefit
plans issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2022.
SECTION 5. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,
determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
preservation of the public peace, health, or safety.".


As amended, ordered revised and placed on the calendar for third reading and final
passage.