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S_HHS_2017A 04/06/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/06/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 03:42 PM
Aguilar
*
Crowder
X
Place: SCR 354
Kefalas
X
Martinez Humenik
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Smallwood
X
Senator Smallwood
This Report was prepared by
Elizabeth Haskell
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-268

Presentation by CDPHE on Boards Confirmed by the Senate

HB17-1185
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:34 PM -- SB 17-268



Senators Smallwood and Kerr, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-268. Under current law, a pharmacist may supervise up to three persons who are either pharmacy interns or pharmacy technicians. This bill removes that limitation. If three or more pharmacy technicians are on duty, at least one must have certain qualifications. Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).



170406 AttachA.pdf170406 AttachA.pdf



01:37 PM --
Brad Young, RX Plus Pharmacies, testified against the bill.



01:43 PM --
Kim Swanson Ward, Colorado Pharmacy Society, testified in a neutral position on the bill.



01:47 PM --
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacy Society, testified in a neutral position on the bill.



12:55 PM



Committee questions and discussion followed.



02:10 PM --
Mary Staples, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, testified in support of the bill.















02:15 PM --
Lynn Stover, Walgreens, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Stover responded to questions from the committee.



02:22 PM



Committee discussion and questions continued.



02:27 PM --
Yvonne Christow, Genoa Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



170406 AttachB.pdf170406 AttachB.pdf



02:35 PM -- Angie Baker, Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.





02:37 PM



Senator Kerr made closing comments.

BILL: SB17-268
TIME: 02:38:27 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-268
TIME: 02:39:11 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-268, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



02:40 PM -- Presentation by CDPHE on State Board of Health, Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission, and the Air Quality Control Commission



Mike Silverstein, Colorado Department Of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), came to the table and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Mr. Silverstein addressed Senator Crowder's concern about solid waste rules being enforced by CDPHE in rural areas of the state. Mr. Silverstein referred to Attachment C throughout his presentation. He stated that the priorities of the department include excellent water quality, improved air quality, pragmatic waste management and safe food.



170406 AttachC.pdf170406 AttachC.pdf



02:52 PM



Deborah Nelson, Administrator State Board of Health, provided background about the three boards in CDPHE that have members confirmed by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.



02:57 PM



Mr. Silverstein discussed the composition and role of the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission. He discussed the inspection process for landfills. Committee discussion followed about inspections of smaller waste management facilities. Discussion about the provision of resources to conduct inspections of facilities followed.





03:08 PM



Mr. Silverstein discussed federal requirements for hazardous waste and explained that there are no federal requirements for the solid waste program.













03:10 PM



Mr. Silverstein discussed the composition and role of the Air Quality Control Commission. He explained that the commission promulgates rules regarding standards, emission limits, and record keeping and reporting requirements for major and minor stationary sources emissions. Committee discussion followed about the gasoline and diesel vehicle emission inspection program.



03:22 PM



Mr. Silverstein continued his presentation. He discussed the funding of the various air quality programs. He discussed designations for nation air quality standards.



03:26 PM



Ms. Nelson discussed the assistance provided by CDPHE staff to the commissions and the State Board of Health and the various stakeholders involved with the commissions and the State Board of Health.



03:33 PM -- HB 17-1185



Senator Smallwood, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1185. The bill adds officials and employees of county departments of health, human services, or social services to the list of mandatory reporters of child abuse. It also allows these county employees to receive certain follow up information about children about whom they file a report of child abuse or neglect if they continue to be officially and professionally involved in the ongoing care of the child. The bill expands the period for county departments of human services to provide such follow up information to all eligible mandatory reports from 30 days to 60 days after the report of child abuse and neglect is filed.



03:36 PM -- Lucinda Wayland Connelly, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.







03:39 PM



Senator Smallwood made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1185
TIME: 03:40:03 PM
MOVED: Smallwood
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1185 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:42 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik adjourned the meeting.




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