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J_JBC_2021A 08/26/2021 02:05:42 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & JBC
Date 08/26/2021
Attendance
Esgar X
Fenberg X
Garcia E
Garnett E
Hansen X
Herod X
Holbert E
McKean E
Rankin X
Ransom X
McCluskie X
Moreno X
Time 02:05:42 PM to 03:59:05 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Moreno
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
Joint Meeting with the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to HB 20-1426 Committee Discussion Only
Wildfire Response and Recovery Committee Discussion Only
Update on COVID-19 Response Committee Discussion Only
Financial Update Committee Discussion Only

Joint Meeting with the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to HB 20-1426 - Committee Discussion Only


02:06:18 PM  
Senator Moreno called the meeting to order.



Wildfire Response and Recovery - Committee Discussion Only


02:07:22 PM  
Stan Hilkey, Executive
Director, Department of Public Safety, and Mike Morgan, Director, Division
of Fire Prevention and Control, presented on wildfire conditions and the
wildfire season preparedness plan.  A copy of the presentation may
be accessed here:
http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/governors_hb_20-1426_briefing_8-26-21.pdf.
 Kevin Klein, Director, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency
Management and presented on drought conditions in Colorado, and the status
of the drought plan.  He discussed wildfire recovery efforts.  

02:15:42 PM  
Angela Boag, Department
of Natural Resources, discussed watershed recovery funding and wildfire
mitigation funding.  Director Klein summarized hazard mitigation work
and funding.  The presenters responded to committee questions regarding
building and fire codes.  
02:37:36 PM  
Shoshana Lew, Executive
Director, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), provided an update
on the Glenwood Canyon mud slides and closures and collaboration with federal
agencies. Chief Matt Packard, Colorado State Patrol, discussed rerouting
due to the closure of I-70.  Director Klein presented on recovery
of the Glenwood Canyon disaster area.  The presenters responded to
committee questions regarding resiliency plans for the affected area, supply
routes, and CDOT emergency funding for disasters.  



Update on COVID-19 Response - Committee Discussion Only


03:07:48 PM  
Jill Ryan, Executive
Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),
presented regarding COVID-19 vaccination rates and updated CDPHE public
health orders.  Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist, provided
data on national and state COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death
rates.  She discussed COVID-19 variants.
03:13:57 PM  
Scott Bookman, CDPHE,
updated the committee on hospital capacity, intensive care unit (ICU) beds,
and COVID-19 testing in schools.  Tara Trujillo, COVID-19 Vaccine
Campaign Manager, described vaccination rates, mobile vaccination units,
and vaccine incentives.  Dr. Eric France, Chief Medical Officer, CDPHE,
discussed vaccine booster shots and vaccination mandates in health care
facilities.
03:27:29 PM  
The presenters responded
to committee questions regarding a college scholarship program, vaccine
mandates for certain state employees, and ICU bed capacity.  



Financial Update - Committee Discussion Only


03:48:15 PM  
Lauren Larson, Executive
Director, Office of State Planning and Budget, provided an update on state
and federal stimulus funding, state spending on the COVID-19 response,
and changes in state expenditures since June.  She gave an update
on the State Emergency Reserve Cash Fund.


03:59:05 PM   The committee adjourned.






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