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S_HHS_2019A 02/13/2019 09:41:10 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/13/2019
Attendance
Crowder X
Smallwood X
Winter X
Pettersen X
Fields X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 09:41:10 AM to 01:35:34 PM
Place LSB B
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Sunset Review - Hemodialysis Techs Referred to the Senate for Introduction, as amended.
Sunset Review – In-home Support Services Referred to the Senate for Introduction
SB19-053 Committee Discussion Only

09:41:55 AM
Senator Fields called the meeting to order.



Sunset Review - Hemodialysis Techs - Referred to the Senate for Introduction, as amended.


09:42:14 AM  

Ellen Graham, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), provided an overview of the sunset review process.

09:44:15 AM  

Kristen Forrestal, Office Of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS), provided an overview of the bill drafting process related to sunset reviews.

09:46:15 AM  

Ms. Graham presented the 2018 Sunset Review: Regulation of Hemodialysis Technicians (the sunset review may be viewed online at  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).

09:48:44 AM  

Ms. Graham presented the 2018 Sunset Review: Regulation of Hemodialysis Technicians (the sunset review may be viewed online at  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).

09:59:12 AM  
Ms. Forrestal responded to questions about
the bill draft, LLS NO. 19-0373.01, concerning the continuation of the
regulation of dialysis care (Attachment A).
10:00:09 AM  

Committee discussion followed.  Ms. Forrestal responded to questions.



10:06:08 AM
Motion Add a sunset date of 2026 to the draft bill, LLS NO. 19-0373.01 (Attachment A).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:07:14 AM
Motion Refer LLS NO. 19-0373.01, concerning the continuation of the regulation of dialysis care, to the Senate for introduction, as amended.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:08:11 AM
Motion Allow Senator Todd to be the prime bill sponsor for the bill concerning the continuation of the regulation of dialysis care.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder No
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Sunset Review – In-home Support Services - Referred to the Senate for Introduction


10:08:31 AM  
Ms. Graham presented the Sunset Review:
In-Home Support Services
(the sunset review may be viewed online
at  
https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora-oprrr/node/143196/).
 
The bill draft, LLS 19-0362.1, concerning the
continuation of the In-Home Support Services Program, may be found in Attachment
B.
10:13:25 AM  
Ms. Graham reviewed the recommendations in the report.
10:15:07 AM  
Ryan Zeiger, Colorado Long-Term Assistance
Providers and Personal Assistance Services of Colorado, testified in support
of the draft bill.
10:20:35 AM  
Kevin Smith, representing himself, testified
in support of the draft bill.
10:23:26 AM  
Eliza Schultz, Home Care Association of
Colorado, testified in support of the draft bill.
10:24:54 AM  
David Bolin, Colorado Long-Term Assistance,
testified in support of the draft bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
C).
10:29:31 AM  

Linda Skaflen, Arc of Adams County, testified in support of the draft bill.

10:32:13 AM  
Mr. Bolin read the testimony of Candy Berman in support of the bill.


10:35:18 AM
Motion Refer bill draft, LLS 19-0362.1, concerning the continuation of the In-Home Support Services Program, to the Senate for introduction.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:35:19 AM  

Committee discussion followed about bill sponsorship.  Senator Crowder requested to be a prime sponsor of the bill.  Senator Fields appointed Senator Crowder as a prime sponsor and told the committee that Senator Todd had also been identified as a prime sponsor.



10:36:24 AM
Motion Allow Senator Todd to be the prime bill sponsor for the bill concerning the continuation of the In-Home Support Services Program.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Excused
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:36:25 AM  

Senator Fields recessed the meeting.



SB19-053 - Committee Discussion Only


10:41:25 AM  
Senator Fields reconvened the meeting.
10:42:17 AM  
Senator Cooke, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 19-053 and distributed a handout (Attachment D).  The
bill prohibits the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) in the Department
of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) from adopting rules implementing
motor vehicle emission standards or a motor vehicle inspection and maintenance
program which are:
  • more stringent than those adopted by
    the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; or
  • identical to those adopted by California
    unless they are the same as adopted by the EPA.  
10:51:10 AM  
Jenny Gaeng, Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:55:56 AM  
Danny Katz, Colorado Public Interest Research
Group, testified in opposition to the bill.
10:59:02 AM  
Matt Frommer, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:01:57 AM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions. Committee discussion followed.
11:05:11 AM  
Jan Douglas, Colorado Sierra Club, testified in opposition of the bill.
11:09:55 AM  
Jep Seman, Alliance Auto Manufactures,
testified in support of the bill.
11:13:10 AM  
Scott Spendlove, Global Auto Makers, testified in support of the bill.
11:16:38 AM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
11:24:54 AM  
Senator Cooke responded to questions. Committee discussion and questions continued.
11:30:17 AM  

Emily Ibach, Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill.

11:32:24 AM  
Greg Fulton, Colorado Motor Carrier Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:35:15 AM  
Grier Bailey, Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:38:31 AM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
11:47:54 AM  
Cindy Copeland, Boulder County Public Health, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:51:32 AM  
Sam Gilchrist, Natural Resources Defense Council, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:54:36 AM  
R.J. Herrington, National Car Charger, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:57:34 AM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
12:00:54 PM  
Eric Beutz, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
12:04:59 PM  
Kim Monson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:07:48 PM  
Jacob Maerli, Advancing Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:10:00 PM  
Ann Sutton, League of Women Voters, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:13:53 PM  
Jen Clanahan, CO Moms Know Best, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:17:07 PM  

Jacob Smith, Colorado Communities for Climate Action, testified in opposition to the bill.

12:19:59 PM  
Jake Fox, representing himself, testified
in opposition to the bill.
12:23:20 PM  
Kathryn Cochran, representing herself,
testified in opposition to the bill.
12:25:29 PM  
Jan Rose, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:29:08 PM  
Garry Kaufman, CDPHE, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:33:03 PM  
Will Toor, Colorado Energy Office, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:36:21 PM  
Andrew Rex, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:39:18 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
12:50:11 PM  
Jim Burness, National Car Charging, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:53:20 PM  
Andrew Thompson, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:55:26 PM  
Randall Biles, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:59:25 PM  
Dianna Orf, Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:02:39 PM  
Kelly Sloan, Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:05:29 PM  
Jeff Silverberg, John Elway Chevy, testified in support of the bill.
01:08:55 PM  
Britton Naas, Coalition of Ratepayers, testified in support of the bill.
01:11:42 PM  
Mark Zeigler, Clear Air Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
01:14:04 PM  

Tim Jackson, Colorado Auto Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill (Attachment E ).

01:18:19 PM  

Mike Feeley, Colorado Auto Dealers Association, testified in support of the bill. 

01:18:20 PM  

Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment F).

01:22:50 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.


01:31:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood Excused
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:33:12 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-053, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter No
Pettersen No
Fields No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:35:34 PM   The committee adjourned.






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