HB14-1297

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HB14-1297 - Analyze Health Data Regarding Front Range Oil Gas

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning An Analysis To Determine Whether Oil And Gas Operations Have An Impact On Human Health Along The Front Range.

The bill directs the department of public health and environment to conduct an analysis of human health and quality of life within the counties of Larimer, Weld, Boulder, and Adams with the intent of understanding any possible effects of oil and gas operations on communities within these counties. The department must consult with a newly created scientific oversight committee regarding the design and conduct of the analysis and preparation of interim and final reports on the analysis. The analysis will be conducted in 2 stages. Stage 1 will:

  • Include a review of existing medical literature from peer-reviewed scientific publications on the effects of oil and gas operations on human health and quality of life;
  • Identify conditions of interest that existing medical literature indicates might be related to oil and gas operations; and
  • Culminate in a written report due December 1, 2014, and presented orally to committees of the general assembly by January 30, 2015.

Stage 2 will include institutional review board (IRB) approval, surveys, and case studies as follows:

  • Tier 1 will include IRB approval by December 31, 2014; mailed and on-line surveys with individuals in the identified communities; and an interim report due January 1, 2016, and orally presented to committees of the general assembly by January 30, 2016; and
  • Tier 2 will include IRB approval by February 1, 2016; case-control studies on at least 2 relevant conditions of interest identified in tier 1; and a final report due January 1, 2017, and presented orally to committees of the general assembly by January 30, 2017.
Latest update: April 29, 2014
04/29/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely
04/24/2014 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/17/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/17/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/16/2014 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/14/2014 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/01/2014 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/27/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment