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S_HHS_2017A 04/19/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/19/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:12 AM to 01:20 PM
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:
HB17-1246

HB17-1304

HB17-1207
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Senate Appropriations





11:13 AM -- HB 17-1246



Senator Garcia, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1246. The bill implements several recommendations of the ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Task Force to improve medical care for heart attack patients. Specifically, the bill requires hospitals that are accredited by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services as a STEMI receiving center to report certain information to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry heart attack database. Other specified hospitals involved in heart attack care, but that are not accredited, are encouraged to report data to the database. Accredited hospitals that receive quarterly data reports from the heart attack database are required to submit the data to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for state-level analysis. Information provided to the CDPHE is confidential, not subject to subpoena or disclosure, and shall only be used for the evaluation of hospital STEMI care. CDPHE is also required to sign a letter of commitment with the American College of Cardiology concerning data confidentiality and acquisition of national heart attack data for benchmarking purposes.



Amendment L.003 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).



170419 AttachA.pdf170419 AttachA.pdf



11:15 AM



Senator Tate, co-prime bill sponsor, joined Senator Garcia at the table.











11:16 AM -- Julie Blakie, American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:32 AM



Committee discussion followed.




11:43 AM --
Erin Hackett, American Heart Association, responded to questions from the committee.



11:45 AM --
Ms. Blakie responded to questions.



11:46 AM



Senator Garcia made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1246
TIME: 11:48:57 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB17-1246
TIME: 11:54:34 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1246, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:55 AM -- HB 17-1304



Senators Smallwood and Kefalas, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1304. Under current law, a child legally available for adoption must be present in the state at the time the petition for adoption is filed. This bill allows an adoption petition to be filed for a child located out of state if the child has been under a Colorado court's jurisdiction for at least six months.



11:59 AM -- Jeanne Banghart, Boulder County Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.



12:07 PM -- Jennifer Bergdolt, Larimer County Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.



12:13 PM



Senators Smallwood and Kefalas made closing comments.

BILL: HB17-1304
TIME: 12:14:15 PM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1304 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed without objection.
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 Without Objection



12:34 PM -- HB 17-1207



Senator Priola, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1207 and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). This bill states that no juvenile aged 10, 11, or 12 may be ordered to detention in the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) within the Department of Human Services unless he or she was arrested for a felony or a weapons charge.



170419 AttachB.pdf170419 AttachB.pdf



12:37 PM --
Linda Weinerman, Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.



12:45 PM --
Mike Valentine, Arapahoe County Attorney's Office and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.











12:50 PM --
Robert Werthwein, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



12:52 PM --
Andrea Berger, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



12:56 PM



Mr. Werthwein responded to questions.





01:05 PM --
Peg Rudden, Court Appointed Special Advocates in Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





01:09 PM --
Dan Makelky, Douglas County Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.





01:13 PM



Senator Priola made closing comments. Amendments L.005, L.008, and L.009 were distributed to the committee (Attachments C, D, and E). Committee discussion followed.



170419 AttachC.pdf170419 AttachC.pdf170419 AttachD.pdf170419 AttachD.pdf170419 AttachE.pdf170419 AttachE.pdf

BILL: HB17-1207
TIME: 01:18:40 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1207
TIME: 01:19:20 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection
BILL: HB17-1207
TIME: 01:19:38 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1207
TIME: 01:19:59 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1207, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Excused
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:20 PM



Senator Smallwood adjourned the meeting.




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