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H_HIE_2018A 05/01/2018 11:33:26 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT
Date 05/01/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Buckner X
Covarrubias X
Hooton *
Humphrey X
Jackson X
Kennedy X
Landgraf X
Lontine X
Ransom X
Wilson *
Esgar X
Ginal X
Time 11:33:26 AM to 01:47:14 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1399 Lay Over
HB18-1397 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-234 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB18-1399 - Lay Over


11:35:11 AM  

Representative Buckner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1399.  The bill requires licensed health facilities to adopt policies on preventing exposure to surgical smoke based on rules established by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  Representative Buckner played a short video.

11:38:46 AM  
Amber Burkhart, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:40:32 AM  

Diana Protopapa, representing the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:43:04 AM  

Jackie Zheleznyak, representing Denver Health, testified in opposition to the bill.

11:43:33 AM  

Ms. Burkhart and Ms. Protopapa responded to committee questions.  Representative Buckner responded to committee questions.

11:51:09 AM  
Melony Prince, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:54:10 AM  
Mary Ogg, representing the Association
of Operating Room Nurses, testified in support of the bill.
11:57:40 AM  
Danielle Glover, representing the Association
of Operating Room Nurses, testified in support of the bill.  
11:58:31 AM  
Michelle Jaskunas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:02:13 PM  
Dr. Lisa Hunsicker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:02:44 PM  
Chris Lolley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:04:24 PM  
Stacey Hobin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:06:17 PM  
Dr. Hunsicker, Ms. Ogg, Ms. Prince, and Ms. Hobin responded to committee questions.
12:15:38 PM  

Randy Kuykendall, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, came to the table to answer committee questions.

12:17:32 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
12:24:08 PM  

The bill was laid over for action only on May 3.



11:33:27 AM

Representative Ginal called the meeting to order and made a few announcements concerning the day's schedule.



HB18-1397 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:26:39 PM  

Representative Jackson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1397 to the committee.  The bill modifies the implied warranty of habitability inherent in a residential lease between a landlord and a tenant.  Handout was distributed [Attachment A and B].

12:29:17 PM  

Steve Ward, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  A document was distributed [Attachment C].

12:33:43 PM  

Matthew Pacheco, representing the Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:37:20 PM  

Suzanne Leff, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:37:54 PM  
Deborah Wilson, representing Colorado Apartment Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:40:37 PM  

Ms. Wilson, Mr. Ward, and Ms. Leff responded to committee questions.  Representative Jackson responded to committee questions.

12:48:06 PM  

Robert Fisher, representing representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

12:51:04 PM  

Gloria Hulzar, representing Colorado Homes For All, testified in support of the bill with the help of a translator.

12:55:14 PM  

Aurora Perez, representing Colorado Homes For All, testified in support of the bill.

12:58:28 PM  
Mary Martinez, representing Colorado Homes For All, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:33 PM  

Alma Garza, representing Colorado Homes For All, testified in support of the bill.

01:04:09 PM  
Thomas Snyder, representing the Colorado Poverty Law Project, testified in support of the bill.
01:08:25 PM  
Mr. Snyder responded to committee questions.
01:15:56 PM  

Representative Ginal concluded witness testimony.

01:17:07 PM  

Representative Jackson made closing remarks.



01:19:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1397 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jackson
Seconded Esgar
Beckman No
Buckner Yes
Covarrubias No
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Jackson Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Wilson No
Esgar Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



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



01:46:36 PM

Representative Ginal laid over the remainder of the calendar for May 3.


01:47:14 PM   Committee Adjourned






The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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