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0DE78522383E4DFC8725883200055584 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-225

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 27, 2022      
Location SCR 357



SB22-225 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


06:58:19 PM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Liston, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-225, which requires ambulance operators to be licensed by the Department of Public Health and Environment after July 1, 2024, and creates the Emergency Medical Services System Sustainability Task Force to make recommendations regarding the regulatory structure for ambulance services.
07:16:31 PM  
Committee members
asked questions of bill sponsors.
07:20:18 PM  
Dr. Eric France, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.

Donnie Woodyard, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors.

07:29:53 PM  
Mr. Timothy Dienst,
representing the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.



Michael  Valdez, representing Special District Association of Colorado,
testified in support of the bill.



Chief Scott Sholes, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association
of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



Committee members asked questions of the panel.
07:45:16 PM  
Ms. Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in a neutral position on the bill.
07:49:54 PM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Liston provided closing remarks.
07:52:48 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Liston introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment
R).


07:53:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment R).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:54:35 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors.
07:57:24 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.
08:02:14 PM  
Senator Liston and Senator Zenzinger provided closing remarks.


08:04:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-225, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details