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4D7B8723544281F7872583D900776B57 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-227

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 11, 2019      
Location LSB B



SB19-227 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


03:44:25 PM  

Senator Pettersen and Senator Gonzales, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-227 and distributed amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments L through O).  The bill creates and expands programs and funding related to substance use disorder treatment.

03:55:45 PM  

Erin Reynolds, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions about the fiscal note and the impact the proposed amendments will have on the fiscal note.

04:02:30 PM  
Committee discussion and questions followed.
04:02:48 PM  

Cristen Bates, Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS), responded to questions from the committee. Committee discussion and questions followed with Ms. Reynolds and Ms. Bates.

04:09:01 PM  
Ms. Bates testified in support of the bill.
04:12:39 PM  
Committee questions followed.
04:18:14 PM  
Lisa Raville, Harm Reduction Action Center, testified in support of the bill.
04:20:45 PM  
Kristin Karas, DanceSafe, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:31 PM  
Nancy VanDemark, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:25:47 PM  
Dr. Robert Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill and commented on Senate Bill 19-228.
04:29:50 PM  
Emilia Long, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:31 PM  
Shawn Coleman, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:03 PM  
Senator Fields permitted Dr. Valuck to testify on Senate Bill 19-228. He testified in support of the bill.
04:41:05 PM  
Dr. Valuck and Senator Pettersen responded to committee questions.
04:44:04 PM  
Trina Faatz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:31 PM  
River Quarterman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:53:09 PM  

Margaret McConnellogue, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:55:22 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions.
05:03:28 PM  
Dr. Dale Terasaki, Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:24 PM  
Senators Pettersen and Gonzales made closing comments.
05:08:41 PM  

Senator Pettersen discussed amendment L.001 (Attachement L ).



05:09:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment L).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:09:31 PM  

Senator Pettersen discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment M).



05:09:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment M).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:10:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment N).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:18 PM  
Senator Pettersen discussed amendment L.004
(Attachment O).


05:11:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment O).
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder
Smallwood
Winter
Pettersen
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:11:23 PM  
Senators Gonzales and Pettersen made closing remarks.


05:23:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-227, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Pettersen
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Pettersen Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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