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Date: 03/24/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1141



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1141 to the Committee on Appro PASS







04:10 PM -- HB 16-1141



Senator Jahn and Senator Roberts, co-prime bill sponsors, presented the House Bill 16-1141. This 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. The bill extends the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program Fund until 2027, but eliminates the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Oversight Committee.





04:15 PM --
Jennifer Opila, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Opila responded to questions from the committee.



04:23 PM



Committee questions and discussion followed.





04:33 PM --
Brian Hlavacek, Tri-County Health Department, testified in support of the bill.





04:36 PM



Senators Jahn and Roberts made closing comments. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1141
TIME: 04:45:23 PM
MOVED: Newell
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1141 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-1, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Excused
Lundberg
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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