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S_HHS_2018A 04/25/2018 10:48:27 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/25/2018
Attendance
Aguilar X
Crowder X
Kefalas X
Martinez Humenik *
Smallwood X
Time 10:48:27 AM to 01:01:53 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Smallwood
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1108 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB18-1313 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1286 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1263 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-272 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB18-1108 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


10:48:30 AM  

Senator Smallwood called the meeting to order.

10:48:47 AM  

Senator Todd, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1108.  The bill redefines the powers of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

10:55:18 AM  

Mary Pat Graham-Kelly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill through the use of an interpreter.  Ms. Graham-Kelly responded to questions.

11:04:39 AM  

Senator Todd made closing comments.

11:07:41 AM  

Kip Kolkmeier, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.

11:12:03 AM  

Committee comments followed.

11:13:59 AM  
Aaron Carpenter, Office of Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the fiscal note.
11:16:28 AM  
Senator Kefalas discussed amendment L.003 [Attachment A].


11:30:09 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 [Attachment A].
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder No
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik No
Smallwood Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:30:40 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1108, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1313 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:30:50 AM  

Senator Aguilar, co-prime sponsor, presented the House Bill 18-1313.  This bill clarifies pharmacists' scope of practice in regards to prescribing medication in certain situations.  

11:32:53 AM  
Emily Zadvorny, Colorado Pharmacists Society
and Colorado School of Pharmacy, testified in support of the bill.
11:36:24 AM  
Michelle Lynch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.
11:39:00 AM  
Ms. Zadvorny responded to questions.
11:44:05 AM  
Ms. Lynch responded to questions.
11:45:27 AM  
Senator Priola, co-prime sponsor, made closing comments.
11:45:49 AM  
Senator Aguilar made closing comments.


11:46:46 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1313 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Aguilar
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:46:47 AM  

Senator Smallwood recessed the meeting.



HB18-1286 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:55:25 AM  

Senator Smallwood reconvened the meeting.  Public testimony for House Bill 18-1286 was heard during the Senate Health and Human Services Committee meeting on April 19, 2018 in Committee Room 271.  House Bill 18-1286 allows a school nurse, nurse's designee, or school personnel designated by a parent to administer medical marijuana to a student at school.

 

11:55:26 AM  

Senator Aguilar, co-prime bill sponsor, discussed amendment L.011 [Attachment B].



12:04:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 [Attachment B].
Moved Aguilar
Seconded
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:07:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1286, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1263 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:07:40 PM  
Public testimony for House Bill 18-1263 was
heard during the Senate Health and Human Services Committee meeting on
April 19, 2018 in Committee Room 271.  House Bill 18-1263 adds Autism
Spectrum Disorder to the list of disabling medical conditions for which
medical marijuana may be used.  
.
12:07:41 PM  

Senator Fenberg, co-prime bill sponsor, made closing comments on the bill.

12:16:42 PM  

Committee discussion followed about amendment L.009 (Attachment C).



12:21:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 [Attachment C].
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:22:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1263, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-272 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:35:14 PM  

Senators Todd and Martinez Humenik, co-prime, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-272.  The bill codifies the existing Office of Suicide Prevention into law and creates the crisis and suicide prevention training grant program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to provide assistance to public schools and school districts to annually provide comprehensive crisis and suicide prevention training for all teachers and staff.

12:44:25 PM  

Senators Todd and Martinez Humenik responded to questions.  Committee discussion ensued.

12:44:26 PM  

Suzanne Hamilton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

12:48:06 PM  

Christine Harms, Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

12:51:27 PM  
Ms. Harms responded to questions.
12:58:57 PM  
Committee comments and discussion followed.


01:01:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-272 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:01:53 PM   Committee Adjourned






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