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h_hie_2017a_2017-02-23t13:35:34z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1179



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill

Refer House Bill 17-1179, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:36 PM -- HB 17-1179



Representatives Saine and Ginal presented House Bill 17-1179 and distributed several handouts (Attachments A, B, C, D, and E). The bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for a person who renders emergency assistance to an at-risk person or dog or cat in a locked vehicle under certain circumstances. Immunity applies if:



an at-risk person or animal is in a vehicle, and the person rendering assistance has a good faith belief that the person or animal is in danger;

the person determines that the vehicle is locked and that forcible entry is necessary;

the person makes a reasonable effort to locate the owner or operator of the vehicle;

the person contacts law enforcement prior to forcibly entering the vehicle;

the person uses no more force than necessary; and

the person remains with the at-risk person or animal until law enforcement or other first responder arrives or leaves a note with the vehicle and contacts law enforcement with his or her information.



170223 AttachA.pdf170223 AttachA.pdf170223 AttachB.pdf170223 AttachB.pdf170223 AttachC.pdf170223 AttachC.pdf170223 AttachD.pdf170223 AttachD.pdf170223 AttachE.pdf170223 AttachE.pdf





01:55 PM --
Aubyn Royall, representing the Humane Society of the U.S., testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Dr. Sam Romano, representing the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, testified in support of the bill.



01:59 PM -- Lori Greenstone, representing Colorado Voters for Animals, testified in support of the bill.



02:00 PM --
Kory Nelson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:03 PM --
John Oslick, representing Rocky Mountain Vet Neurology, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Chris Howes, representing the EMS Association, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM --
Dr. Cheryl Sape, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).



170223 AttachF.pdf170223 AttachF.pdf





02:12 PM



Representative Ginal distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment G) and explained the amendment. Representative Landgraf distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment H) and explained the amendment.



170223 AttachG.pdf170223 AttachG.pdf170223 AttachH.pdf170223 AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB17-1179
TIME: 02:16:41 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill 17-1179. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Beckman
VOTE
Beckman
Buckner
Covarrubias
Humphrey
Jackson
Kennedy
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Esgar
Ginal
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1179
TIME: 02:18:33 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1179, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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