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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= SB 74 INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Moved Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
      HOUSE HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                     
                         April 14, 2012                                                                                         
                           9:31 a.m.                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Wes Keller, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Alan Dick, Vice Chair                                                                                            
Representative Bob Herron                                                                                                       
Representative Paul Seaton                                                                                                      
Representative Beth Kerttula                                                                                                    
Representative Bob Miller                                                                                                       
Representative Charisse Millett                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
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."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - MOVED SB 74 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: SB 74                                                                                                                   
SHORT TITLE: INS. COVERAGE: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): SENATOR(s) ELLIS                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
01/28/11       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
01/28/11       (S)       HSS, L&C                                                                                               
03/30/11       (S)       HSS AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/30/11       (S)       Moved SB  74 Out of Committee                                                                          
03/30/11       (S)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/01/11       (S)       HSS RPT  4DP 1AM                                                                                       
04/01/11       (S)       DP: DAVIS, MEYER, ELLIS, EGAN                                                                          
04/01/11       (S)       AM: DYSON                                                                                              
04/12/11       (S)       L&C AT 2:00 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/12/11       (S)       Scheduled But Not Heard                                                                                
04/14/11       (S)       L&C AT 2:00 PM BELTZ 105 (TSBldg)                                                                      
04/14/11       (S)       Moved SB  74 Out of Committee                                                                          
04/14/11       (S)       MINUTE(L&C)                                                                                            
04/15/11       (S)       L&C RPT  4DP 1DNP                                                                                      
04/15/11       (S)       DP: EGAN, DAVIS, PASKVAN, MENARD                                                                       
04/15/11       (S)       DNP: GIESSEL                                                                                           
02/23/12       (S)       TRANSMITTED TO (H)                                                                                     
02/23/12       (S)       VERSION: SB  74                                                                                        
02/24/12       (H)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        
02/24/12       (H)       HSS, L&C                                                                                               
04/10/12       (H)       HSS AT 3:00 PM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
04/10/12       (H)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
04/10/12       (H)       MINUTE(HSS)                                                                                            
04/14/12       (H)       HSS AT 9:30 AM CAPITOL 106                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
No witnesses to record                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                
9:31:32 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  WES KELLER  called the  House Health  and Social  Services                                                             
Standing   Committee    meeting   to    order   at    9:31   a.m.                                                               
Representatives  Keller, Miller,  Kerttula,  Herron, Seaton,  and                                                               
Millett were present  at the call to order.   Representative Dick                                                               
arrived as the meeting was in progress.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
         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                                                               
notes.                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
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.                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
9:33:56 AM                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
ADJOURNMENT                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
There being no  further business before the  committee, the House                                                               
Health  and  Social  Services   Standing  Committee  meeting  was                                                               
adjourned at 9:33 a.m.                                                                                                          

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