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6793673127DEB2978725897200750B56 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 14, 2023      
Location LSB A

SB23-068 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:18:29 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
03:18:45 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:18:54 PM  
Representative Lukens,
co-prime sponsor, explained Senate Bill 23-068 concerning modifications
to the operations of a public hospital board of trustees created by a board
of county commissioners.  The bill proposes changing the authority
of the board to title real property in the name of the hospital and clarifies
that debt is an obligation of the hospital and may be incurred by the hospital
with approval of the board of commissioners if repayment is dependent on
tax.  In addition, the bill allows the hospital board to offer products
and services consistent with the powers of the hospital and allows the
county to appropriate funds beyond the current 5% county general fund limit.
03:19:03 PM  
Kevin Stansbury, representing Lincoln Hospital, testified in support of the bill. Jennifer Riley, representing Craig Memorial Hospital CEO, testified in support of the bill. McKenzi Stone, representing Lincoln Health, Hugo, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:36 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from committee members.
03:34:14 PM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.

03:36:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-068 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Parenti
Seconded Catlin
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin Yes
Dickson Yes
Lindsay Yes
Mabrey Yes
Mauro Yes
Parenti Yes
Taggart Yes
Vigil Yes
Wilson Yes
Winter T. Yes
Lindstedt Yes
Froelich Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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