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S_HHS_2017A 04/20/2017 01:30 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/20/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:36 PM to 03:18 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:
Conf 17-Health Facilities Authority — Colorado

Conf 17-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission

Conf 17- State Board Of Human Services

Conf 17-Hospital Provider Fee Oversight And Advisory Board

Conf 17-Children's Trust Fund Board — Colorado
Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent

Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent





01:37 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Health Facilities Authority



Kathryn S. Kanda, reappointed for a term expiring June 30, 2020, told the committee about her professional experience and reasons why she would like to be reappointed to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority Board of Directors.



The Governor's executive order for Ms. Kenda may be found in Attachment A. Her application and resume may be found at the State Archives.



170420 AttachA.pdf170420 AttachA.pdf





01:42 PM



Corrine Johnson, Administrator for the Colorado Health Facilities Authority, responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion and questions followed.

BILL: Conf 17- Colorado Health Facilities Authority
TIME: 01:51:40 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Kathryn Kanda to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority for a term expiring June 30, 2020, to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on 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



01:53 PM -- Confirmation of Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission




Stephen Gillette, appointee for a term expiring August 1, 2019, told the committee about his professional experience and why he wants to serve on the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission. Committee discussion and comments followed.



02:03 PM



Teresa Ann Coons, appointee for a term expiring August 1, 2019, told the committee about her professional experience and why she wants to serve on the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission.



02:06 PM



Elizabeth J. O'Connell Chapman, appointee for a term expiring August 1, 2019, told the committee about her professional experience and why she wants to serve on the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission. Dr. O'Connell Chapman responded to questions from the committee.



The Governor's executive order for the appointees may be found in Attachment B. The appointees' applications and resumes may be found at the State Archives.



170420 AttachB.pdf170420 AttachB.pdf





02:14 PM



Committee discussion and questions ensued.

BILL: Conf 17-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission
TIME: 02:18:19 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Teresa Ann Coons, Elizabeth J. O’Connell, and Stephen Wendell Gillette for terms expiring August 1, 2019, to the Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on 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



02:20 PM -- Confirmation to State Board Of Human Services



Beth Klien , State Board of Human Services administrator, introduced Ms. Westendorff.




02:20 PM

    Julie Ann Holligan Westendorff, appointee for a term expiring March 1, 2019, told the committee about her professional experience and why she would like to serve on the State Board of Human Services. Ms. Klien and Commissioner Westendorff responded to questions.


The Governor's executive order and appointment letter for Julie Ann Holligan Westendorff may be found in Attachment C. Ms. Westendorff's application and resume may be found at the State Archives.



170420 AttachC.pdf170420 AttachC.pdf

BILL: Conf 17- State Board Of Human Services —
TIME: 02:25:24 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer the appointment Julie Ann Holligan Westendorff for a term expiring March 1, 2019, to State Board Of the Human Services to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on 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

02:27 PM -- Confirmation of Hospital Provider Fee Oversight And Advisory Board



Nancy Dolson, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, distributed a handout and the Colorado Health Care Affordability Act Annual Report to the committee and provided a overview of the Hospital Provider Fee (Attachments D and E). Committee questions and discussion followed.



170420 AttachD.pdf170420 AttachD.pdf170420 AttachE.pdf170420 AttachE.pdf



02:47 PM



Shepard J. Nevel, appointee for a term expiring May 15, 2017, told the committee about his professional background and why he would like to serve on the board.



02:49 PM




Peggy Jordan Burnette, appointee for a term expiring May 15, 2019, told the committee about her professional background and why she would like to serve on the board.





03:03 PM



Ms. Dolson and Ms. Burnette dialogued with the committee.

    The Governor's executive orders for the appointees may be found in Attachment E. The appointees' applications and resumes may be found at the State Archives.
    BILL: Conf 17- Hospital Provider Fee Oversight And Advisory Board
    TIME: 03:14:50 PM
    MOVED: Crowder
    MOTION: Refer the appointment of Peggy Jordan Burnette for a term expiring May 15, 2017, and Shepard J. Nevel for a term expiring May 15, 2017, to the Hospital Provider Fee Oversight And Advisory Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
    SECONDED:
    VOTE
    Aguilar
    Yes
    Crowder
    Yes
    Kefalas
    Yes
    Martinez Humenik
    Excused
    Smallwood
    Yes
    Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:16 PM -- Confirmation of Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board




Dr. Jennifer N. Kelloff, appointee for a term expiring November 7, 2019, told the committee about her professional experience and why she would like to serve on the board.



The Governor's executive order and appointment letter for Dr. Kelloff may be found in Attachment F. Ms. Kelloff's application and resume may be found at the State Archives.



170420 AttachF.pdf170420 AttachF.pdf

BILL: Conf 17- Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board —
TIME: 03:17:41 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer the appointment of Jennifer N. Kelloff, for a term expiring November 7, 2019, to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Excused
Smallwood
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:16 PM



Senator Smallwood adjourned the meeting.




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