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s_hhs_2018a_2018-01-17t09:46:40z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-050

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Jan 17, 2018      
Location SCR 354



SB18-050 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:28:00 AM  

Senator Smallwood, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-050 to the committee.  Under current law, fire stations and hospitals are safe havens in which staff are allowed to take temporary custody of infants 72 hours old or younger when the infant is voluntarily surrendered by a parent.  Senate Bill 18-050 adds free-standing emergency facilities to the list of safe haven facilities.

10:33:44 AM  

Committee members commented on the bill.  Senator Smallwood responded to committee questions.  Committee members discussed possible amendments to the bill.  Senator Martinez Humenik recessed the committee.

10:52:23 AM  

Senator Martinez Humenik called the committee back to order and reopened witness testimony on the bill.

11:06:53 AM  

Jim Cole, UCHealth, testified in support of the bill.

11:07:25 AM  

Senator Martinez Humenik recessed the committee.

11:07:26 AM  

Senator Martinez Humenik called the meeting back to order.  Senator Aguilar discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment A) with the committee. 



11:17:26 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Aguilar
Seconded
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:17:29 AM  

Senator Smallwood gave concluding remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



11:19:06 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-050, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS