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S_HHS_2018A 04/26/2018 01:30:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/26/2018
Attendance
Aguilar E
Crowder X
Kefalas X
Martinez Humenik *
Smallwood X
Time 01:30:35 PM to 02:37:28 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Smallwood
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Health Facilities Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 18-Children's Trust Fund Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate
Conf 18-Air Quality Control Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate
HB18-1302 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB18-1346 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 18-Health Facilities Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:30:56 PM  

Randall Baum, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he wants to be reappointed to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority.  

01:31:58 PM  

Tamara Vincelette, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she wants to be reappointed to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority.

01:32:57 PM  

Mr. Baum and Ms. Vincelette responded to questions. 

The Governor's Executive Order and appointment letter for Mr. Baum and Ms. Vincelette may be found in Attachment A.  Their resumes and applications are available at the State Archives.



01:38:31 PM
Motion Conf 18- Refer the appointment of Tamara Vincelette and Randall Baum to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Air Quality Control Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:41:59 PM  

Mike Silverstein, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, introduced the appointees to the Air Quality Control Commission.

01:44:15 PM  

Tony Williams, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he would like to be appointed to the commission.

01:44:31 PM  

Thomas Gonzales, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he would like to be appointed to the commission.

01:45:34 PM  
Curtis Rueter, appointee, told the committee about his background and why he wants to be reappointed to the commission.
01:51:08 PM  

Mr. Williams, Mr. Gonzales, and Mr. Rueter responded to questions.

The Governor's Executive Order and appointment letter for Mr. Williams, Mr. Gonzales, and Mr. Rueter may be found in Attachment C.  Their resumes and applications are available at the State Archives.

01:53:27 PM  
Committee comments and questions followed.
02:04:01 PM  
Senator Crowder asked a question.


02:07:42 PM
Motion Conf 18 - Refer the appointment of Curtis Rueter, Tony Williams, and Thomas Gonzales to the Air Quality Control Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Children's Trust Fund Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:38:43 PM  

Dr. Deborah Kenny, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she wants to be reappointed to the Children's Trust Fund Board.

01:39:30 PM  

Heather Meyer, appointee, told the committee about her background and why she wants to be appointed to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board.

The Governor's Executive Order and appointment letter for Ms. Kenny and Ms. Meyer may be found in Attachment B.  Their resumes and applications are available at the State Archives.



01:41:53 PM
Motion Conf 18 - Refer the appointment of Deborah Kenny and Heather Meyer to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Martinez Humenik
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Excused
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1302 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:07:52 PM  

Senator Marble, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1302.  The bill clarifies that the State Board of Health may waive specific certification requirements for toxicology labs that are accredited using nationally or internationally recognized forensic standards.

02:11:27 PM  

Clint Thomason, Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

02:17:21 PM  
Senator Marble made closing comments.


02:18:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1302 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1346 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:18:36 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Smallwood, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1346.  The bill requires the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to study institutional child abuse and expands the definition of institutional abuse to include abuse against youths who are between the age of 18 and 21 and are cared for in a facility.

02:21:50 PM  

Reggie Bicha, Executive Director, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:54 PM  
Mr. Bicha responded to questions.
02:30:50 PM  

Senators Kefalas and Smallwood discussed amendment L.006 [Attachment D].



02:35:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 [Attachment D].
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:36:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1346, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Aguilar Excused
Crowder Yes
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:37:28 PM   Committee Adjourned






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