08123D73B001EFE98725869300736F05 Hearing Summary CLICS/CLICS2021A/commsumm.nsfPUBLICBILL SUMMARY For SB21-129SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRSDate Mar 9, 2021 Location Old Supreme Court SB21-129 - Committee Discussion Only 02:00:55 PM President Garcia, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-129. The bill creates the Veteran Suicide Prevention Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to reduce the suicide rate among post 9/11 veterans by providing free behavioral health services. The pilot program is established in El Paso County. The bill sponsor responded to committee questions. 02:10:39 PM Senator Gonzales proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. 02:11:14 PM Duane France, representing Family Care Center, LLC, testified in support of the bill. Kirsten Belaire, representing Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, testified to amend the bill. Kristen Christy, representing self, testified to amend the bill. 02:20:24 PM Dr. Kathryn Barrs, representing self, testified to amend the bill. Colonel Jim McDonough, representing Mental Health, testified in support of the bill. Miguel Ocegueda, representing Headstrong Project, testified in support of the bill. 02:30:21 PM Deb Mahan, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Emily Hansen, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. 02:35:58 PM The committee recessed. 02:54:52 PM The committee came back to order. 02:55:13 PM The chair laid over the bill and the balance of the calendar.