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H_PHC_2016A 03/18/2016 10:58:31 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/18/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:58 AM to 01:00 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
DelGrosso
X
Everett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ginal
X
Representative Primavera
Joshi
X
Leonard
X
This Report was prepared by
Moreno
*
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:
HB16-1227

HB16-1292
Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Referred to Finance





10:59 AM -- HB 16-1227



Representative Kagan and Representative DelGrosso, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1227 to the committee. The bill specifies that a teen parent is not required to submit an application for child support establishment as a condition of receiving child care assistance. The county can require the parent to submit an application for child support establishment in order to receive child care assistance once they no longer qualify as a teen parent. In addition, a county cannot require an application for child support establishment as a condition of receiving child care assistance if the applicant submits a statement indicating that he or she has been the victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, harassment, or stalking.



11:07 AM



Representative DelGrosso responded to questions from the committee.



11:09 AM --
Cindy Sovine Miller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



11:11 AM --
Rebecca Alexander, Florence Crtittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.



11:14 AM --
Lesley DelRio, Florence Crittention Services, testified in support of the bill.



11:17 AM --
Valeria Espinoza, Florence Crittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.



11:20 AM --
Jazell Aldrige, Florence Crittenton Services, testified in support of the bill.







11:22 AM



Committee members commented on the testimony. Ms. Sovine Miller responded to questions from the committee.



11:25 AM --
Jennifer Douglas, New Legacy Charter School, testified in support of the bill.



11:26 AM --
Bianca Rodriguez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



11:27 AM --
Victor Hernandez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



11:28 AM



Ms. Rodriguez responded to questions from the committee.



11:30 AM --
Jenny Macias, Hope House of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:31 AM --
Adreanna Pastrana, Hope House of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:32 AM --
Lisa Steven, Hope House of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



11:33 AM



Ms. Steven responded to questions from the committee.



11: 34 AM -- Melissa Feeler, Aurora Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Feeler responded to questions from the committee.



11: 40 AM -- Minna Castillo Cohen, Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.



11:42 AM -- Benjamin Waters, Opportunity Coalition of School Districts, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Waters responded to questions from the committee.



11:47 AM -- Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.



11:50 AM -- Abby Eschler, SafeHouse Denver, testified in support of the bill.



11:53 AM




Ms. Waligorski responded to questions from the committee. Representative Primavera commented on the bill.




12:01 PM --
Greg Romberg, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Mr. Romberg responded to questions from the committee.



12:08 PM --
Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



12:12 PM -- Brian Conly, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), testified regarding the bill.

12:13 PM --
Larry Desbien, CDHS, testified regarding the bill.









12:14 PM



Representative DelGrosso introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Representative DelGrosso responded to questions regarding amendment L.001.




160318 AttachA.pdf160318 AttachA.pdf

BILL: HB16-1227
TIME: 12:21:55 PM
MOVED: DelGrosso
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:22 PM



Representative Kagan and Representative DelGrosso gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1227
TIME: 12:29:53 PM
MOVED: DelGrosso
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1227, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Conti
Yes
Danielson
Yes
DelGrosso
Yes
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:33 PM -- HB 16-1292



Representative Kagan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1292 to the committee. The bill creates a $3,600 refundable income tax credit for taxpayers claiming both a child and a relative as dependents on their federal income tax return. To qualify, taxpayers must have a federal adjusted gross income at or below 200 percent of the national median household income of its size.



12:37 PM



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



12:42 PM -- Ali Mickelson, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mickelson responded to questions from the committee.



12:46 PM --
Bridget Kaminetsky, 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





12:49 PM --
Amber Egbert, Colorado Department of Revenue, responded to questions regarding the bill.

BILL: HB16-1292
TIME: 12:59:32 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1292 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
DelGrosso
No
Everett
No
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
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



01:00 PM



The committee adjourned.




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