Stop Grooming Our Children

Kaiden Tilley and Ashley Tilley on the grooming of children in public schools and Kaiden's own experiences with Gay Pride Week at his high school. Bills of the Day are HB22-1362, Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions and HB22-1401, Hospital Nurse Staffing Standards. Candidate interview with Mike O'Donnell (Secretary of State). Cora Matteson on Roots Medical and Colorado Healthcare Providers of Freedom. Tristan Justice on Senator Murkowski's Vote for Deb Haaland.

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Kaiden Tilley is just an average Colorado high-schooler. But what he encountered in his high school during “Gay Pride Week” was anything but ordinary. On the Monday of  Gay Pride Week, Kaiden was subjected to a barrage of extraordinarily sexual and personal topics without consent and forewarning. His parents had no idea this was occurring in Kaiden’s public school. On Tuesday, Kaiden wore a t-shirt to school that said: “Stop Grooming Me.” Kaiden was threatened with discipline and vague threats by a school counselor.

In today’s show, Kaiden and his mother, Ashlee Tilley, join Kim to talk about Kaiden’s experience at school during Gay Pride Week. Kim and the Tilleys also discuss a more significant issue: schools seem to be grooming our children to become victims of sexual predators. Listen to the first hour of today’s broadcast for Kim’s interview with the Tilleys.

Bill of the Day HB22-1362, Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Bill Summary:

The bill requires the Colorado energy office (office) to identify for adoption 3 sets of model code language:

  • Model electric and solar ready code language;
  • Model low energy and carbon code language; and
  • Model green code language.

The bill also requires the director of the office to appoint an energy code advisory board that will identify for adoption 2 sets of model code language:

  • Model electric and solar ready code language; and
  • Model low energy and carbon code language.

On or before January 1, 2025, municipalities, counties, the office of the state architect, the division of housing, and the division of fire prevention and control shall adopt and enforce an energy code that achieves equivalent or better energy performance than the 2021 international energy conservation code and the model electric and solar ready code language identified for adoption by the office energy code advisory board .On or after July 1, 2023, and before July 1, 2026, municipalities and counties that update a building code shall adopt and enforce an energy code that achieves equivalent or better energy performance than the 2021 international energy conservation code and the model electric and solar ready code language identified for adoption by the energy code advisory board.

On or before January 1, 2030, municipalities, counties, the office of the state architect, the division of housing, and the division of fire prevention and control shall adopt and enforce an energy code that achieves equivalent or better energy and carbon emissions performance than the model low energy and carbon code language identified for adoption by the office energy code advisory board .

On or after July 1, 2026, municipalities and counties that update a building code shall adopt and enforce an energy code that achieves equivalent or better energy performance than the model low energy and carbon code language identified for adoption by the energy code advisory board.

In the event of a conflict between the 2021 international energy conservation code, the 2024 international energy conservation code, or any of these 3 sets of model code language and either the Colorado plumbing code or the national electric code, the Colorado plumbing code or the national electric code prevails.

The bill creates 2 primary grant programs:

  • The building electrification for public buildings grant program to provide grants to local governments, school districts, state agencies, and special districts for the installation of high-efficiency electric heating equipment; and
  • The high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program to provide grants to local governments, utilities, nonprofit organizations, and housing developers for the installation of high-efficiency electric heating equipment in multiple structures within a neighborhood.

The bill establishes the clean air building investments fund, a continuously appropriated cash fund, to fund the creation, implementation, and administration of both of these grant programs.

The bill also requires the following transfers from the general fund:

  • $3 million to the energy fund created for the Colorado energy office to issue grants and provide training related to the 2021 international energy conservation code, electric and solar ready codes, and low energy and carbon codes;
  • $10 million to the clean air building investments fund for the creation, implementation, and administration of the building electrification for public buildings grant program; and
  • $12 $11 million to the clean air building investments fund for the creation, implementation, and administration of the high-efficiency electric heating and appliances grant program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Second Bill of the Day  HB22-1401, Hospital Nurse Staffing Standards

Bill summary:

The bill requires every hospital to establish, by September 1, 2022, a nurse staffing committee pursuant to rules promulgated by the state board of health, either by creating a new committee or assigning the nurse staffing functions to an existing hospital staffing committee. The nurse staffing committee is required to create, implement, and evaluate a nurse staffing plan and to receive, track, and resolve complaints and receive feedback from direct-care nurses and other staff.

The bill requires a hospital to:

  • Submit the nurse staffing plan to the department of public health and environment (department) on an annual basis;
  • Post the nurse staffing plan on the hospital’s website;
  • Evaluate the nurse staffing plan on a quarterly basis and, based on complaints and recommendations of patients and staff, revise the nurse staffing plan accordingly; and
  • Prepare a quarterly report containing the details of the evaluation.

The bill prohibits a hospital from assigning direct-care providers to a nursing unit or clinical area of a hospital unless the providers are properly trained in the unit or area assigned.

On or before September 1, 2022, in a form and manner determined by rules promulgated by the state board of health, each hospital is required to report:

  • The baseline number of beds the hospital is able to staff; and
  • The hospital’s current bed capacity.

If the hospital’s ability to meet staffed-bed capacity falls below 80% of the required baseline in a specified period, the hospital is required to notify the department and submit a plan to meet that requirement.

The bill requires the department to notify a hospital if the hospital’s number of staffed beds exceeds 80% of a hospital’s total licensed beds and fine the hospital if the hospital does not take corrective action.

Each hospital is required to update its emergency plan at least annually and as often as necessary, as circumstances warrant.

The bill authorizes the department to fine a hospital up to $10,000 per day for the hospital’s failure to:

  • Meet the required staffed-bed capacity;
  • Include the amount of necessary vaccines for administration in its annual emergency plan and have the vaccines available at each of its facilities; and
  • Include the necessary testing capabilities available at each of its facilities.

The bill grants rule-making authority to the department and to the state board of health.

The bill requires the department to report certain data to its committee of reference as part of its presentation at the hearing held pursuant to the “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act”.

The bill requires the office of saving people money on health care in the office of the lieutenant governor to study:

  • The level of preparedness of health facilities to respond to post-viral illness resulting from the COVID-19 virus;

  • The effects of post-viral illness resulting from the COVID-19 virus on the mental, behavioral, and physical health and the financial security of the people of Colorado; and

  • The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cost of health care in Colorado and on the resiliency of Colorado’s public health system.(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

     

Also in Today’s Kim Monson Show (May 3, 2022)

Candidate Interview: Mike O’Donnell (Secretary of State)

Republican Mike O’Donnell explains why he is running for Colorado Secretary of State. Go here to learn more about his campaign. Go here to support him.

Cora Matteson on Roots Medical and Colorado Healthcare Providers of Freedom

Roots Medical’s Physician Assistant, Cora Matteson, discusses the latest at Roots Medical and the Colorado Healthcare Providers of Freedom. Go here to contact Cora or to learn more.

Tristan Justice on Senator Murkowski’s Vote for Deb Haaland

Tristan Justice with The Federalist joins Kim as a late-breaking guest to discuss his latest article, What Has Murkowski’s Vote For Deb Haaland Done For Alaska?

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