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s_blt_2017a_2017-03-27t13:08:19z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/27/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-214



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without o

Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 17-214, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:19 PM -- SB 17-214



Senator Garcia and Senator Smallwood introduced Senate Bill 17-214 concerning a voluntary firefighter cancer benefits program. This bill allows municipalities, special districts, fire authorities, and county improvement districts that employ one or more firefighters to participate in a voluntary firefighter cancer benefits program. Participation constitutes payment of contributions into a multiple employer health trust designed to pay awards to covered individuals diagnosed with cancer or their surviving family members. The trust must establish award levels between $100 and $225,000 based on the category and stage of the cancer. The trust must also make payments to the covered individual for the actual cost, up to $25,000 for rehabilitative or vocational training employment services and educational training and for cosmetic disfigurement costs, if necessary, up to $10,000. Any benefits paid by the trust must be offset by any payments made under the Workers' Compensation Act of Colorado. Firefighters, including those who work on a part-time or volunteer basis, must meet certain criteria to be eligible for benefits under the trust. The sponsors provided amendment L.001 and L.002 (Attachments I and J)



170327 AttachI.pdf170327 AttachI.pdf170327 AttachJ.pdf170327 AttachJ.pdf



03:23 PM --
Ann Terry, Special District Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Don Lombardi, Colorado State Fire Chiefs, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Mike Rogers, Colorado Professional Fire Fighters, spoke in favor of the bill.



03:30 PM



Senator Smallwood made closing comments on the merits of the bill and explained the purpose of the amendments.


BILL: SB17-214
TIME: 03:31:38 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Priola
Smallwood
Todd
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-214
TIME: 03:33:33 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Priola
Smallwood
Todd
Williams A.
Neville T.
Tate
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-214
TIME: 03:33:45 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-214, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Todd
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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