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3474BD07DC75A094872586AE006C126F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1097

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 5, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1097 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:40:31 PM  
Senators Gardner
and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-1097.

The bill requires the Department of Human Services to develop a plan to
establish the Behavioral Health Administration by July 1, 2022.

01:48:08 PM  
Lieutenant Governor
Dianne Primavera, State of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:09 PM  
Michelle Barnes,
CDHS, testified in support of the bill.  
01:55:39 PM  
Ms. Kim Bimestefer,
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support
of the bill.
01:59:29 PM  
Michelle Barnes and Kim Birmestefer responded to questions.
02:09:58 PM  

Michelle Barnes and Kim Birmestefer continued to respond to questions.  Senator Fields and Senator Garnder also responded to questions.

02:17:29 PM  
Discussion continued.
02:19:28 PM  
Hilary Cooper, Colorado
Counties Inc. and Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified
in support of the bill.
02:22:59 PM  
Carol Meredith, The
Arc Arapahoe & Douglas, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:05 PM  
Cordelia Robinson
Rosenberg testified in support of the bill.

02:29:47 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht,
Colorado Cross Disabilities Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:31 PM  
Senator Ginal presented
amendment L.010 (Attachment B) and the bill sponsors commented on amendment
L.010.
02:38:56 PM  
Alli Daley, Children's
Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:16 PM  
Sernators Kirkmeyer
and Ginal commented in support of the bill. Senator Fields thanked the
witnesses who testified.  


Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment C.



02:43:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:44:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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