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h_hie_2016a_2016-02-09t11:31:00z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/09/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1141



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1141, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:32 AM -- HB 16-1141



Representative K. Becker presented House Bill 16-1141. The bill requires the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to establish a radon education and awareness program to provide information and education statewide to citizens, businesses, and others in need of information. The CDPHE will work with radon contractors and citizens to resolve questions and concerns about radon mitigation systems. The CDPHE will collaborate with local governments to provide information on best practices for radon mitigation strategies. By January 1, 2017, the CDPHE is required to establish a radon mitigation assistance program to provide financial assistance to low-income individuals for radon mitigation services. The State Board of Health will set the program requirements, including eligibility requirements. Additionally, the bill extends the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program Fund until 2027, but eliminates the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Oversight Committee.



11:34 AM



Representative K. Becker answered questions from the committee.



11:37 AM --
Jennifer Opila, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Opila answered questions from the committee.



11:43 AM --
Brian Hlavacek, Tri-County Health and Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hlavacek answered questions from the committee.



11:46 AM



Ms. Opila answered questions from the committee.



11:47 AM --
Dr. Jan Douglas, Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



11:50 AM



Ms. Opila and Representative K. Becker answered questions from the committee.



11:56 AM



Representative K. Becker discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment A). She answered questions from the committee.



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11:59 AM



Ms. Opila answered questions from the committee.



12:05 PM



Representative Coram and Representative K. Becker made comments about the bill. Representative K. Becker answered questions about amendment L.003.


BILL: HB16-1141
TIME: 12:06:19 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Buckner
Esgar
Humphrey
Joshi
Klingenschmitt
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Primavera
Ransom
Ryden
Ginal
McCann
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







12:07 PM



Representative K. Becker answered questions from the committee.


BILL: HB16-1141
TIME: 12:10:18 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1141, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 8-4.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Brown
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Humphrey
No
Joshi
No
Klingenschmitt
No
Landgraf
Excused
Lontine
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Ransom
No
Ryden
Yes
Ginal
Yes
McCann
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 4 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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