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CFDD76C94B7DD96B87258280006A3D60 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-234

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date May 1, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-234 - Amended, referred to House Finance

01:20:28 PM  

Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Catlin, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-234.  The bill makes it unlawful to own an interest in a funeral establishment or a crematory and also own an interest in a nontransplant tissue bank.  This bill also requires nontransplant tissue banks to register with the Department of Regulatory Agencies and creates a misdemeanor crime for law violations by nontransplant tissue banks.  Representative Kraft-Tharp distributed and explained amendments L.004, L.005, and L.005 [Attachments D, E, and F].

01:27:36 PM  

Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Catlin responded to committee questions.

01:29:05 PM  

Bobby Espinoza, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a document [Attachment G].

01:31:00 PM  
Mr. Espinoza responded to committee questions.
01:35:53 PM  
Joelina Espinoza responded to committee questions.
01:36:18 PM  
Katrina Hernandez, representing Science Care, testified in support of the bill.
01:38:59 PM  

Nick Hodgdon, representing Funeral Directors Services, testified in support of the bill.

01:41:09 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.

01:41:27 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp responded to committee questions.

01:42:27 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.



01:42:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment F].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:43:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 [Attachment D].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:43:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 [Attachment E].
Moved Esgar
Seconded Buckner
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Hooton
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Wilson
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:43:44 PM  
Representatives Catlin and Kraft-Tharp made closing remarks.


01:46:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-234, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Esgar
Beckman Yes
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson Yes
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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