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H_PHC_2016A 03/08/2016 01:36:33 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/08/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:36 PM to 07:54 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: RM 271
Everett
X
Ginal
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Joshi
X
Representative Primavera
Landgraf
X
Leonard
X
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
X
Anne Wallace
Pettersen
X
Tyler
X
Windholz
X
Singer
X
Primavera
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-094

HB16-1112

HB16-1210

HB16-1224
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole



01:37 PM -- SB 16-094



Representative Vigil, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-094 to the committee. The bill increases the flexibility for multi-county public health districts with a combined population of 4,000 residents or fewer by allowing them, with the consent of all counties in the district, to:

      • select the county whose treasurer will serve as the treasurer for the district; and
      • apportion costs among the counties based on agreement between the counties, rather than strictly by population.





01:39 PM --
Lisa VanRaemdonck, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Organizations, testified in support of the bill.



01:42 PM -- Tara Hardy, Hinsdale County and Mineral County, testified in support of the bill.



01:46 PM



Ms. Hardy and Ms. VanRaemdonck responded to questions from the committee.



01:52 PM --
Susan Thompson, Hinsdale County, testified in support of the bill.



01:53 PM --
Scott Lamb, Mineral County, testified in support of the bill.







01:55 PM



Representative Vigil gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-094
TIME: 01:56:14 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-094 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:58 PM -- HB 16-1112



Representative Landgraf, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1112 to the committee. The bill creates the Training Veterans to Train Service Dogs Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS). The program will identify ten veterans to pair with dogs selected by qualified trainers. Participants will train the dog to use as their own service or companion animal, and have the option to continue to train service dogs for other eligible veterans. The DHS is required to initiate a competitive request for proposals by August 2016 to select an in-state nonprofit agency with which to contract for the implementation and operation of the program.



02:03 PM



Representative Landgraf responded to questions from the committee about the bill.



02:04 PM --
Dr. Philip Tedeschi, University of Denver, testified in support of the bill and presented a PowerPoint to the committee.



02:14 PM --
Dr. Cheryl Krause-Parello, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and showed a video to the committee.





02:25 PM



Dr. Tedeschi and Ms. Kraus-Parello responded to questions from the committee. Representative Landgraf responded to questions.



02:38 PM --
Duane France, representing himself, testified regarding the bill



02:43 PM --
Timothy McArthur, University of Denver, testified regarding the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment A).



160308 AttachA.pdf160308 AttachA.pdf



02:46 PM



Representative Landgraf made remarks.



02:47 PM --
Don Martin, Victory Service Dogs, Inc., testified regarding the bill. Mr. Martin responded to questions from the committee.



02:55 PM --
Lauren Fox, All Breed Rescue and Training, testified regarding the bill. Ms. Fox responded to questions from the committee.



03:00 PM --
Jerry Brown, Victory Service Dogs, Inc., testified regarding the bill.



03:08 PM --
Mark Polunci, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.



03:11 PM --
Candy Muscari-Erdos, Mountain High Service Dogs, testified regarding the bill.



03:14 PM --
Tony Archer, Mountain High Service Dogs, testified regarding the bill. Mr. Archer responded to questions from the committee.



03:18 PM --
Michelle McHenry-Edrington, Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Marla Hinners, Canines Providing Assistance to Wounded Warriors, testified regarding the bill.



03:28 PM --
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified regarding the bill. Ms. Johnson responded to questions from the committee.



03:30 PM --
James Craig, United Veterans Committee of Colorado, testified regarding the bill.



03:34 PM --
Linda Hart, Colorado Federation of Dog Clubs, testified regarding the bill.



03:36 PM



Representative Primavera commented on the testimony.











03:37 PM



Representative Landgraf explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to the committee.



160308 AttachB.pdf160308 AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB16-1112
TIME: 03:38:37 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



03:41 PM



Representative Landgraf explained amendment L.003 (Attachment C) to the committee.



160308 AttachC.pdf160308 AttachC.pdf



3:43 PM



Mr. France returned to the table to respond to questions.



3:47 PM



Jane Ritter, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions on the amendment.











3:49 PM



Representative Primavera commented on the amendment.



3:50 PM



Ms. Ritter responded to additional questions from the committee.

BILL: HB16-1112
TIME: 03:52:06 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:51 PM



Representative Landgraf gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1112
TIME: 03:56:54 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1112, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:58 PM -- HB 16-1210



Representative Rosenthal, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1210 to the committee. The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry and licensed or registered mental health professionals from engaging in conversion therapy with patient under 18 years of age. Conversion therapy is defined as practices that seek to change an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity, including efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attraction to individuals of the same sex.



04:07 PM --
Brad Allen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Allen responded to questions from the committee.



04:11 PM --
Dr. Laura Knudtson, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:14 PM --
Dr. Sarah Burgamy, Colorado Psychological Association, testified in support of the bill.



04:17 PM



Dr. Knudtson and Dr. Burgamy responded to questions from the committee.



04:29 PM --
Sarah Musick, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Musick answered questions from the committee.









04:42 PM --
Dr. Jody Ryan, Colorado Behavioral Health Care Council, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Ryan responded to questions from the committee.



05:03 PM --
Reverend Mark Tidd, Highlands Church Denver, testified in support of the bill. Reverend Tidd responded to questions from the committee.



05:06 PM --
Esteban Lee-O'Neal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:10 PM --
Dave Montez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Montez responded to questions from the committee.



05:16 PM --
Michael Lott-Manier, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lott-Manier responded to questions from the committee.



05:23 PM --
Michael Norton, Colorado Freedom Institute, testified against the bill. He distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment D). Mr. Norton responded to questions from the committee.



160308 AttachD.pdf160308 AttachD.pdf



05:36 PM --
Robin Goodspeed, representing herself, testified against the bill. Ms. Goodspeed responded to questions from the committee.



05:45 PM --
Jeff Johnston, Focus on the Family, testified against the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E). Mr. Johnston responded to questions from the committee.



160308 AttachE.pdf160308 AttachE.pdf



05:55 PM --
David Pickup, representing himself, testified against the bill. Mr. Pickup responded to questions from the committee

.

06:09 PM -- Bishop John Brannon, representing himself, testified against the bill. Bishop Brannon responded to questions from the committee.



06:19 PM



Representative Rosenthal responded to questions from committee.



06:21 PM



Bishop Brannon continued to respond to questions from the committee.





06:28 PM



Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1210
TIME: 06:37:25 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1210 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
No
Landgraf
No
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
No
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



06:38 PM



Representative Primavera recessed the committee briefly.



06:46 PM -- HB 16-1224



Representative Primavera called the meeting back to order. Representative Lundeen, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1224 to the committee. The bill adds human trafficking of a minor for involuntary or sexual servitude to the definition of "abuse" or "child abuse or neglect" for dependency and neglect cases. It requires county departments of human or social services to offer services immediately to any child reported to be a victim of trafficking and allows the county departments to file a petition in juvenile court on behalf of the child.



06:49 PM



Representative Lundeen responded to questions from the committee.



06:53 PM -- Monica Petersen, representing herself, testified against the bill. Ms. Peterson responded to questions from the committee.



07:09 PM --
Kelly Zebroski, Jefferson County Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Zebroski responded to questions from the committee.









07:15 PM --
Raana Simmons, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.



07:18 PM --
Lauren Lambert Schreier, Department of Human Services, testified regarding the bill. Ms. Lambert Schreier responded to questions from the committee.



07:22 PM --
Katie Kurtz, Colorado District Attorney's Council, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kurtz responded to questions from the committee.



07:32 PM



Rep. Lundeen explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F) to the committee.



160308 AttachF.pdf160308 AttachF.pdf



07:37 PM



Ms. Kurtz commented on the amendment.



07:40 PM



Rep. Lundeen explained amendment L.003 (Attachment G) and amendment L.005 (Attachment H) to the committee.



160308 AttachG.pdf160308 AttachG.pdf160308 AttachH.pdf160308 AttachH.pdf



07:42 PM



Richard Sweetman, Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to respond to questions on amendment L.002. Representative Moreno commented on the amendment.





07:46 PM



Representative Singer commented on the amendments.

BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 07:47:13 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 07:47:41 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:48 PM



Representative Primavera suggested severing amendment L.002 into two parts: Part A is the amendment without line 8, and Part B is line 8 of the amendment.

BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 07:49:59 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Severe amendment L.002 to remove line 8 and rename line 8 amendment L.002, Part B. The remainder of the amendment is renamed amendment L.002, Part A. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 07:50:42 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002, Part A (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:51 PM



Representative Lundeen made concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 07:52:01 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1224, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



07:53 PM



The committee was adjourned.




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