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1E9F7C466E869DFF872586D8006F5B3F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1258

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 17, 2021      
Location Old State Library



HB21-1258 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:16:20 PM  
Senators Buckner and Woodward,
co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1258. The bill establishes the
Temporary Youth Mental Health Services Program within the Office of Behavioral
Health (OBH) in the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS)
to
facilitate access to mental health services, including substance use disorder
services, for youth to respond to identified mental health needs, including
those needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
02:19:22 PM  
Debbie Stafford,
Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council and the Aurora Mental Health Center,
testified in support of the bill.
02:22:41 PM  

Brandon McManus, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:29:24 PM  
Ms. Leanne Rupp,
National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Colorado Chapter, testified
in support of the bill.



Mr. McManus and Ms, Stafford responded to questions.  

02:30:37 PM  
Liz Owens, OBH, testified
on behalf of Robert Werthwein, OBH, in support of the bill.  
02:34:27 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental
Health Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
02:38:13 PM  

Mr. Ethan Reed, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:40:17 PM  
Liz Owens, OBH, responded
to questions. Mr. Reed responded to questions.  
02:45:44 PM  

Steve Tool, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:48:17 PM  
Elsa Cavender, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill.  Steve Tool also testified
as follow up to Ms. Cavender's testimony.



Ms. Cavender responded to questions.  

02:53:54 PM  
Dr. Lauren Eggerth,
Colorado Association of School-Based Health Care, testified in support
of the bill.
02:55:53 PM  
Marcy Campbell, Boulder
County Public Health, testified in support of the bill.
02:58:48 PM  
Stacee DeLisle, A
Kidz Clinic School Based Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:45 PM  
Elizabeth Emerson, Jacob Emerson Mental Health Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:48 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado
Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.  


Additional written
testimony may be found at Attachment A.
03:10:53 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
presented amendment L.005 (Attachment B). Senator Woodward, co-prime sponsor,
spoke in favor of the amendment. Senator Buckner spoke against the amendment.


03:15:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment B).
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:16:35 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1258 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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