Legislature(2011 - 2012)CAPITOL 106

04/14/2012 09:30 AM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

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09:31:32 AM Start
09:31:50 AM SB74
09:33:56 AM Adjourn
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Moved Out of Committee
         SB  74-INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER                                                                     
9:31:50 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KELLER announced  that the only order of  business would be                                                               
SENATE  BILL NO.  74, "An  Act requiring  insurance coverage  for                                                               
autism   spectrum   disorders,    describing   the   method   for                                                               
establishing a  covered treatment  plan for those  disorders, and                                                               
defining  the   covered  treatment   for  those   disorders;  and                                                               
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
CHAIR KELLER closed public testimony.                                                                                           
9:31:55 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE MILLETT  moved to  report SB  74 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
9:32:02 AM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  KELLER  objected for  comment.    He  stated that  he  had                                                               
concerns for  small businesses.   Noting  that the  proposed bill                                                               
was  next being  referred to  House Labor  and Commerce  Standing                                                               
Committee,  he  proposed  for them  to  consider  exempting  "the                                                               
smallest of  the small businesses  to which this has  an effect."                                                               
He pronounced  that he would  suggest revision for  the unlimited                                                               
calls to  a provider and for  the retroactive date of  January 1,                                                               
2012, both of which, he opined,  should be dealt with in the next                                                               
committee.  He withdrew his objection.                                                                                          
9:33:19 AM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE HERRON commented that  testimony had allowed for a                                                               
focus on  an autism coverage  incentive fund.  He  suggested that                                                               
this be dealt with in legislation at another time.                                                                              
9:33:51 AM                                                                                                                    
There being  no further objection,  SB 74 was forwarded  from the                                                               
House Health and Social Services Standing Committee.                                                                            

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