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S_HHS_2017A 04/05/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/05/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:22 AM to 11:30 AM
Aguilar
X
Crowder
X
Place: SCR 354
Kefalas
X
Martinez Humenik
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Smallwood
X
Senator Smallwood
This Report was prepared by
Elizabeth Haskell
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1224

HB17-1106
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to Senate Appropriations



10:22 AM -- HB 17-1224



Senator Gardner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1224. As amended by the House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor, this bill amends the pharmacy practice law to make unlawful the possession, sale, dispensing, giving, receiving, or administering of a drug or device that is adulterated or misbranded as defined by the Colorado Food and Drug Act. The bill creates a new civil penalty of $1,000 to $10,000 for any unlawful act under the pharmacy practice law, including the violations created by this bill. Revenue from this penalty is deposited into the General Fund.



10:31 AM --
Anne McGihon, Allergan, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1224
TIME: 10:38:29 AM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1224 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation for the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







10:40 AM -- HB 17-1106



Senator Martinez Humenik, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1106. The reengrossed bill continues the Early Childhood Leadership Commission (commission) in the Department of Human Services. The commission is scheduled for repeal on July 1, 2018, and this bill extends it through September 1, 2023. The bill makes several other changes including elimination of a cash fund for the commission, prohibiting the use of General Fund for paying for commission staff or expenses, and technical adjustments to how federal funds are allocated to the commission. It also allows the commission to seek and receive gifts, grants, and donations.



10:42 AM --
Anna Jo Haynes, Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill.



10:46 AM --
Barbara Grogan, Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). Ms. Grogan responded to questions.



10:51 AM



The committee dialogued with Ms. Haynes and Ms. Grogan.





10:58 AM --
Tom Massey, Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Massey responded to questions from the committee.



11:09 AM --
Cindy Schulz, Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill.



11:15 AM --
Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



11:18 AM -- Kristina Mueller, Early Childhood Leadership Commission, testified in support of the bill.



11:24 AM --
Shawna Fritzler, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.



11:26 AM



Senator Martinez Humenik made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1106
TIME: 11:29:19 AM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1106 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:30 AM



Senator Smallwood adjourned the meeting.




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