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S_HHS_2022A 03/09/2022 01:31:44 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/09/2022
Attendance
Fields X
Holbert X
Jaquez Lewis X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Buckner X
Ginal X
Time 01:31:44 PM to 03:04:20 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Jerard Brown
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB22-1076 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB22-1090 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 22-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:32:31 PM  
Christopher Gilbreath,
Cathryn Stewart, and Cathleen Hall, appointees to the Solid and Hazardous
Waste Commission, joined remotely. Jeremy Neustifter, Colorado Department
of Public Health and Environment, introduced himself and the appointees.
The appointment letter may be found in Attachment A.
01:38:36 PM  
Mr. Gilbreath described
his background in the environmental field and discussed his reasons for
wanting to serve on the commission.





Ms. Stewart, who is being reappointed, commented on her background in the
solid and hazardous waste industry and her experiences on the board.





Ms. Hall, who is being reappointed, commented on her background in the
solid and hazardous waste industry and her experiences on the board.





Committee members asked the appointees questions.



01:44:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Christopher Gilbreath, Cathryn Stewart, Cathleen Hall to the Conf 22-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Excused
Holbert Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1076 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:45:27 PM  
Senator Buckner, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1076, which allows hearing aid providers to prescribe, select, and fit appropriate hearing instruments and assistive devices in-person or through the use of telehealth. Senator answered questions from the committee.
01:53:37 PM  
Dr. Laura Schauer,
representing the Colorado Academy of Audiology, testified in opposition
to the bill.
01:58:00 PM  
Mr. Randall Holyfield,
representing Colorado Hearing Society, testified to amend the bill.

02:01:42 PM  
Dr. Holyfield answered
questions from the committee.
02:09:47 PM  
Riley Williams, representing
the Hello Hearing Studios, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:46 PM  
Michael Nicoletti, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, answered questions from the committee.
02:18:19 PM  
Jeanette Hensley,
representing the Colorado Center for Aging, testified in support of the
bill.
02:19:24 PM  
Alex Evertz, representing Hear.com, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:31 PM  
Francesca Maize,
representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:56 PM  
Senator Buckner provided closing remarks.


02:25:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1076 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Excused
Holbert Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1090 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:25:45 PM  
Senator Buckner and Senator Smallwood, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1090, which amends the statutory definition of "neglect." It specifies that a child is not neglected when allowed to participate in independent activities considered safe by a reasonable parent, guardian or legal custodian based on the child’s maturity and development.
02:37:55 PM  
Ms. Brinley Sheffield, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:11 PM  
Mrs. Christa Sheffield, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:18 PM  
The committee asked
the panel questions.
02:47:17 PM  
Mrs. Courtney Judd, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:33 PM  
Ms. Kia Ruiz, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:54:26 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing
the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
02:56:36 PM  
Mrs. April Hawley, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:33 PM  
Melanie Jordan, representing
Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in support of the bill.
Additional written testimony can be found in Attachment B
.
02:58:34 PM  
Senator Buckner and
Senator Smallwood provided closing remarks.


03:04:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1090 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Fields Excused
Holbert Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:04:20 PM   The committee adjourned.






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