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s_hhs_2017a_2017-02-23t13:31:35z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-193



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-193, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:31 PM -- SB 17-193



Senators Jahn and Lundberg, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-193. This bill creates a research center (the center) for substance abuse and addiction prevention strategies and treatment at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. The center's mission is to:

      • establish or expand programs for research concerning abuse and addiction to opioids, other controlled substances, and alcohol;
      • establish or expand treatments for opioids, other controlled substances, and alcohol;
      • expand existing partnerships with national organizations with similar missions; and
      • seek federal and private resources to further the center's activities.



Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments A and B).



170223 AttachA.pdf170223 AttachA.pdf170223 AttachB.pdf170223 AttachB.pdf



01:36 PM --
President Bruce Benson, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. President Benson responded to questions from the committee.



01:50 PM -- Jose Esquibel, Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Dr. Rob Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Dr. Valuck responded to questions from the committee.



170223 AttachC.pdf170223 AttachC.pdf



02:05 PM --
Dr. Jack Westfall, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM -- Dr. Joe Frank, University of Colorado Denver, testified in support of the bill.



02:14 PM --
Linda Rinehart, League of Woman Voters, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Dr. Lynn Parry, Colorado Medical Society, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.



02:35 PM --
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:39 PM --
Lisa Robinson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


BILL: SB17-193
TIME: 02:44:50 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
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



02:45 PM



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-193
TIME: 02:48:03 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). 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: SB17-193
TIME: 02:48:16 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-193, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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














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