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h_lg_2018a_2018-05-02t13:35:26z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-247

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date May 2, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-247 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:15:24 PM  
Representative Landgraf presented Senate Bill 18-247 to the committee, along with a handout [Attachment D]. This bill creates the Police Officers' and Firefighters' Continuation of Benefits Board (board) in the Department of the Treasury (Treasury). The board, which is to be staffed by the Treasury, is responsible for reviewing submissions from employers for the continuation of medical and dental benefits for the dependents of any employee who dies in a work-related death and whose duties were directly involved with the provision of police or fire protection services. The board consists of the State Treasurer or his or her designee, the executive director of the Department of Public Safety or his or her designee, and the executive director of the Fire and Police Pension Association or his or her designee. Board members serve without compensation, but must be reimbursed by the Treasury for any necessary expenses. The board is authorized to set policies and procedures as necessary to implement the program.
03:19:57 PM  
Nicole Myers, representing the Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee members' questions.
03:29:24 PM  
Kerry White, representing Legislative Council Staff, responded to committee members' questions.
03:29:48 PM  
Rachel Swasey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:10 PM  
Dennis Eulberg, representing Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, testified in support of the bill.
03:38:14 PM  
Representative Landgraf wrapped up her presentation to the committee.


03:40:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-247 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Liston
Seconded Valdez
Coleman Yes
Kennedy Yes
Liston Yes
McKean Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Reyher Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Thurlow Yes
Valdez Yes
Wilson Yes
Gray Yes
Exum Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS