BILL SUMMARY for SB09-002
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & ENERGY
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|Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-002 to the Committee||PASS|
02:46 PM -- Senate Bill 09-002
Representative Peniston, prime sponsor of Senate Bill 09-002, discussed the merits of the bill. The bill would increase the motor vehicle registration fee from $1 to $2. Representative Peniston responded to questions from committee members.
Representative McFadyen asked for witnesses to testify regarding the bill.
02:50 PM -- Dr. Ned Calonge, representing the Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Calonge discussed state funding to support emergency medical services. He also recognized emergency medical service professionals present in the committee room. Dr. Calonge responded to questions from committee members. Dr. Randy Kuykendall, representing the Department of Public Health and Environment, discussed current funding needs for emergency services.
Representative Vaad discussed the history of emergency medical services funding and the bill's use of Highway Users Tax Fund revenues.
Representative Looper asked Dr. Kuykendall to discuss record keeping requirements for emergency services professionals.
03:08 PM -- Mr. Jon Montano, representing the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:11 PM -- Chief Dan Noonan, representing the Colorado State Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:15 PM -- Mr. Eric Schmidt, representing the Northwest Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:17 PM -- Mr. Tom Candlin, representing the Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Candlin discussed the history of funding for emergency services. Mr. Candlin responded to questions from committee members.
03:27 PM -- Chief Chris Riley, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association, testified in support of the bill. Chief Riley discussed call volume increases over the past twenty years.
|TIME: || 03:42:00 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer Senate Bill 09-002 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a 10-1 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee recessed.