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85E3B3F598BFAD85872586A2006BED27 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-156

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 24, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-156 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:38:52 PM  
Senator Garcia, prime
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-156 and described amendments to the bill
- L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004 (Attachments A through D).
The
bill creates a pilot grant program to finance nurse intake of 911 calls
with the goal of diverting non-urgent calls from emergency rooms to more
appropriate lower-cost alternatives.

01:43:15 PM  

Mr. Sean Burton, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.

01:57:04 PM  
Committee members continued to ask Mr. Burton questions.
01:58:58 PM  
Ms. Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:40 PM  
Mr. David Patterson, representing Falck Rocky Mountain, testified in a neutral position on the bill and responded to questions.
02:07:49 PM  

Dr. Robert Holman, representing himself, testified in a neutral position on the bill and responded to questions.

02:13:12 PM  
Katherine Shaw, representing Denver Health Workers United, testified in support of the bill.
02:17:25 PM  

Colleen Casper, Colorado Nurses Association testified in support of the bill.

02:20:26 PM  
Timothy Dienst, representing
Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill and responded to questions.
02:32:31 PM  
The committee continued to ask Mr. Timothy Dienst questions.


02:40:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:41:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:41:07 PM  
Senator Garcia presented
amendment L.003 (Attachment C).


02:41:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C)
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:42:20 PM  
Senator Garcia presented
amendment L.004 (Attachment D)


02:43:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D)
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:44:23 PM  
Senator Garcia, prime
bill sponsor, provided closing remarks.  
02:44:40 PM  

Committee members provided comments.



02:45:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-156, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Excused
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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