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D21C34FCB29934CA8725883A00711888 Hearing Summary


Date May 6, 2022      
Location SCR 357

HB22-1401 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:35:23 PM  
The committee took a brief recess and came back to order.
02:39:17 PM  
Sen. Moreno introduced
House Bill 22-1401. The bill creates regulations for nurse staffing levels
in hospitals, requires hospitals to establish a nurse staffing committee,
and requires the Department of Public Health and Environment to promulgate
rules and enforce nurse staffing standards. The sponsor distributed amendment
L.020 to the committee (Attachment C).
02:40:12 PM  
Ms. Michelle Smith, representing Centura, testified in neutral position on the bill.
02:55:44 PM  
Ms. Jeani Frickey
Saito, representing Intermountain Healthcare, testified against the bill.
Ms. Karen Kaley, representing herself, testfied against the bill.  Ms.
Vicki McRae, representing herself, testified against the bill.
02:57:32 PM  
Ms. Pat Givens, representing the Children's Hospital Colorado, testified from a neutral position. Mr. Joshua Ewing, representing te Colorado Hospital Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:10:43 PM  
Executive Director Kim Bimestefer, representing Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Colleen Casper, representing the Colorado Nurses Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. John Malsbary, representing himself, testified in support in the bill. Dr. Eric France, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:12 PM  
Ms. Loryn Cesario,
representing the Communications Workers of America, testified in support
of the bill.  Written testimony may be found in Attachment D.  
03:29:51 PM  
Ms. Vera Mitchell,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:44:03 PM  
Ms. Ashley Glenn, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.

03:48:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020 (Attachment C)
Moved Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

03:50:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1401, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter
Hisey No
Lee Yes
Woodward No
Winter Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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