Legislature(2011 - 2012)CAPITOL 106
04/14/2012 09:30 AM HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
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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.