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HB 1273 - State Health Care Enactment - Key Vote

Colorado Key Votes

Sue Schafer voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Sue Schafer made in this general time period.




Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (34-31) - (Key vote)

Title: State Health Care Enactment

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes Colorado to negotiate with other states to form an interstate compact, allowing it to opt out of federal health care laws.


-Requires the state and any other signatory states to seek both joint and separate approval from the U.S. Congress to maintain state regulation of health care (Sec. 1).

-Defines "health care" as care, services, supplies, or plans related to the health of an individual including, but not limited to the following (Sec. 1):
    -Preventative, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, maintenance, and palliative care and counseling, service, assessment, or procedure relating to the physical or mental status of the individual;
    -Sale of a drug, device, or equipment in accordance with a prescription; and
    -An individual or group plan that pays for the costs related to the health of an individual.

-Authorizes the legislatures of the signatory states to have the primary responsibility of regulating health care in their respective states and the ability to suspend federal laws and regulations regarding health care (Sec. 1).

-Authorizes signatory states to receive federal funding with Congressional approval based on the total level of federal spending on health care in the state during its current year funding level for that federal fiscal year (Sec. 1).

-Establishes the Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission, which meets at least once a year and consists of the following members (Sec. 1):
    -Up to 2 members from each state, appointed by their state; and
    -1 chairperson elected by the Commission members.

-Establishes the powers of the Interstate Advisory Health Care Commission, including, but not limited to the following (Sec. 1):
    -Adopting and publishing bylaws and policies that do not conflict with the compact;
    -Studying issues of health care regulation;
    -Forming nonbonding recommendations to the member state legislatures; and
    -Collecting information and data to assist member states in health care regulation.

-Specifies that the act shall be effective upon its adoption by at least 2 states and Congressional approval (Sec. 1).

-Authorizes member states to amend the compact with unanimous agreement without prior Congressional approval, with the amendment being effective unless Congress disapproves of it within 1 year (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: State Health Care Enactment


  • Cindy Acree (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark H. Barker (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randy L. Baumgardner (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon J. Becker (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald 'Don' Beezley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Laura Bradford (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Brophy (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Paul Brown (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill L. Cadman (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen Conti (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Coram (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Brian DelGrosso (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cheri Gerou (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Harvey (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Holbert (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Janak Joshi (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. 'Jim' Kerr (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven A. 'Steve' King (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Keith C. King (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopp (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry G. Liston (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marsha A. Looper (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. 'Tom' Massey Jr. (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank McNulty (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Shawn Mitchell (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Carole R. Murray (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Betty June 'B.J.' Nikkel (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin Priola (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Edgar Ramirez (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott W. Renfroe (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ellen S. Roberts (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Harold Scheffel (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Scott (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Sonnenberg (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Spence (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenneth Guy 'Ken' Summers (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Spencer Swalm (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Keith R. Swerdfeger (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Libby Szabo (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Vaad (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Waller (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jean White (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
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