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h_jud_2016a_2016-02-16t13:34:51z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/16/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1152



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1152 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:46 PM -- HB16-1152



Representative Foote, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1152, concerning the authority of the Department of Corrections to distribute medication. Representative Foote explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Foote responded to questions regarding how the Department of Corrections has been able to dispense medication to its pharmacies under current law, and the potential effect of not passing the bill.



The following person testified regarding HB 16-1152:



03:53 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Novotny, representing the Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Novotny explained how medications are dispensed within the Department of Corrections, and discussed the efficiencies to be maintained through the passage of the bill. Ms. Novotny responded to questions regarding the personnel structure for dispensing medications within the Department of Corrections, and the types of medications dispensed by the department. Ms. Novotny responded to questions regarding the amount of prescriptions filled by the department.





04:03 PM



No amendments were offered to HB 16-1152. Discussion ensued regarding the amount of money to be saved under the bill.

BILL: HB16-1152
TIME: 04:04:07 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1152 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Court
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:06 PM



The committee adjourned.


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