BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1041
SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ENERGY
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|Refer House Bill 09-1041 to the Committee on Finan||PASS|
02:37 PM -- House Bill 09-1041
Senator Gibbs, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1041, which allows a fire protection district board to charge a fee for extrication, rescue, or other safety services provided when assisting in an emergency medical situation. Senator Gibbs made introductory remarks about the bill.
The following person testified on the bill:
02:42 PM -- Mr. Paul Cooke, representing the Colorado State Fire Chiefs' Association, spoke in support of the bill. Committee members received a summary of Mr. Cooke's testimony (Attachment A).
Senator Gibbs asked the committee for their support of the bill and addressed questions from the committee. Mr. Cooke returned to the table to address a question about the fee structure that exists in current law for fire protection district boards to recoup costs for ambulance or medical services. Mr. Cooke then addressed questions about what constitutes extrication and rescue services, and the level of service currently provided by fire protection districts. Discussion turned to the source of funding for fire protection districts compared to local fire departments.
|TIME: || 02:53:56 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1041 to the Committee on Finance with a favorable recommendation. The motion carried on a vote of 7-0.|
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee took a brief recess.