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34D5C1776CBD06B9872586D2006D737B Hearing Summary


Date May 11, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

SB21-098 - Referred to House Appropriations

01:56:15 PM  

Representative Rich, bill sponsor, introduced and made opening comments on SB21-098. Current law requires the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which is administered by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, to track all controlled substances prescribed in Colorado. The program is scheduled to repeal on July 1, 2021. The bill extends the repeal date of the program until September 1, 2028, following a sunset review, and makes the following modifications:

  • authorizes the State Board of Pharmacy to identify additional prescription drugs and substances that have potential for abuse and require these prescriptions to be reported to the program;
  • authorizes the State Board of Pharmacy to establish data retention policies for the program;
  • allows a coroner to grant permission to a deputy coroner to query the program; and
  • requires reporting on efforts to seek donations during the department’s SMART Act hearing.
01:57:07 PM  
Representative Mullica, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:58:18 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
02:01:39 PM  
Mr. Chris Gassen,
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, answered questions from the
02:05:40 PM  
Representative Rich and Representative Mullica gave closing comments on the bill.

02:08:10 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-098 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Holtorf
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details