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S_HHS_2019A 02/06/2019 11:48:28 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/06/2019
Attendance
Crowder X
Smallwood X
Winter X
Pettersen X
Fields X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 11:48:28 AM to 12:50:19 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-073 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-061 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-013 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-073 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:48:36 AM  

Senator Ginal bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-073. The bill requires the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to create and administer a statewide electronic system of advance medical directives.  Senator Ginal provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).  Senator Ginal discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment B).

11:59:10 AM  

Ariel Hammerquist, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the fiscal note for SB 19-073.

12:04:43 PM  

Senator Ginal responded to questions from the committee and discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment C).

12:06:46 PM  
Coral Cosway, Alzheimers Association, testified
in support of the bill.
12:10:14 PM  

Joshua Ewing, Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

12:12:56 PM  

Chris Wells, CDPHE, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  Mr. Wells responded to questions.

12:18:04 PM  

Kate Horle, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO), testified in support of the bill.

12:22:20 PM  
Diane Robinson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:57 PM  
Kathleen Flynn, AARP, testified in support of the bill.
12:26:42 PM  
Carl Glatstein, Colorado Bar Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:29:30 PM  

Diana Protopapa, CORHIO, responded to questions from the committee about protecting information.

12:31:36 PM  
Shelby Ross, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions.


12:33:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:33:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Amendment C).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:33:44 PM  
Senator Ginal made closing comments.


12:36:30 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-073, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-061 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:37:02 PM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-061. The bill authorizes CDPHE to promulgate rules that incorporate current federal standards for certification and recertification of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) pressure vessels.  Beginning January 1, 2020, a SCBA pressure vessel must be certified as meeting all state and federal standards; and be within its recommended service life following certification, or after recertification or requalification in accordance with federal testing standards.

12:40:53 PM  
Ryan Pennock, Hexagon Digital Wave, testified in support of the bill.
12:42:51 PM  
Steve Ziola, Hexagon Digital Wave, testified in support of the bill.
12:44:49 PM  
Mr. Pennock responded to questions.


12:46:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-061 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-013 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:46:49 PM  

Public Testimony for Senate Bill 19-013 was taken on January 31, 2019.  The bill was laid over for action only.  Senators Marble and Ginal, came to the table and distributed amendment L.001  (Attachment D).



12:49:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:50:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-013, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields No
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


12:50:19 PM   The committee adjourned.






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