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02EF348BC55A5329872586A100758F35 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1195

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 23, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1195 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:24:07 PM  
Representative Van
Winkle, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1195. This bill requires radon measurement
and mitigation professionals to be licensed by the Division of Professions
and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) by
July 1, 2022.  Applicants for licensure must meet certain requirements
and maintain professional liability insurance.  




The bill also creates the nine-member Radiation Advisory Committee in the
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to advise the director
of the DPO.  Member qualifications are listed in the bill and include
the executive director of the CDPHE.  Advisory committee members do
not receive compensation for their services, but are entitled to reimbursement
for actual and necessary expenses.



While the director of the DPO has the authority to take disciplinary action
against licensees, a person who conducts radon measurement or mitigation
without a license, commits a class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense and
a class 1 misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.  



The licensing program and advisory committee repeal September 1, 2027,
following a sunset review.
03:26:53 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
03:28:50 PM  
Committee members asked questions to bill sponsors.
03:29:00 PM  
Mrs. Crystal Lytle, representing Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (RMAARST), testified in support of the bill.
03:32:28 PM  
Mr. Bryan Coy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:42 PM  
Ms. Chrystine Kelley, representing Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:30 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
03:49:29 PM  
Ms. Terry Kerwin, representing Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:19 PM  

Barbara Buller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She spoke regarding the health effects of radon.

 

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment I.

03:57:03 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment J).



03:58:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J)
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:58:08 PM  
Representative Van Winkle and Representative Michaelson Jenet gave final comments on the bill.
03:59:38 PM  
Committee members made final remarks on the bill.


04:04:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1195, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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