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81016E9558E1FD5587258B1000638E84 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB24-1322

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 1, 2024      
Location SCR 357



HB24-1322 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


12:07:29 PM  
Senators Kirkmeyer and Rodriguez, primary bill sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1322, which requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to study the feasibility of covering specified housing and nutrition services and report to General Assembly by November 10, 2024. The study must address several issues, including costs and funding mechanisms, and how the services will integrate with existing state housing and nutrition services. HCPF may hire a consultant to assist with the study, and seek and expend gifts, grants, and donations. If HCPF determines that providing these services is budget neutral to the General Fund due to offsetting reductions in medical services and other expenditures, the department must seek federal authorization to cover the services by July 1, 2025.
12:11:31 PM  
Ms. Stephanie Glover, representing Colorado Access, testified in support of the bill.

Christina Walker, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Nic Soucy, representing Project Angel Heart, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked the panel questions.

12:19:35 PM  
Mr. Kevin Wilson, representing Children’s Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Adela Flores-Brennan, representing Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing Department, testified in support of the bill.

Cristen Bates, representing Colorado Health Care Policy and Financing Department, was available to answer committee questions.

Committee members asked the panel questions.

Additional written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment C).

12:38:43 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


12:40:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1322 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Excused
Rich Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Smallwood No
Will Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details