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7B5222858205F502872587DC0082F0A6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-053

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 1, 2022      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB22-053 - Lay Over


04:50:16 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg,
bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 22-053. The bill requires health care
facilities, including hospitals, nursing care facilities and assisted living
residences, to allow their patients and residents to have at least one
visitor of their choosing.
04:52:18 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Written testimony may be
found in Attachment E.
04:53:22 PM  
Joshua Ewing, representing
Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill. The
witness responded to committee questions.
05:16:30 PM  
Stephen Reiter, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Jeff Leininger, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Rochelle Ralston, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:27:45 PM  
Dr. Adam Mackintosh, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Vanessa Ruggles, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Thomas Soper, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
05:55:53 PM  
Melanie Soper, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Andrea Waitley, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
06:08:44 PM  
Nita Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Daniel Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Roy Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Matt Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Jake Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Brandee Gillham, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
06:31:07 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks on the bill.
06:32:54 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
06:43:05 PM  
The chair laid the bill over for action.






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