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H_PHC_2016A 04/19/2016 01:37:13 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/19/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:37 PM to 04:42 PM
Conti
X
Danielson
*
Place: HCR 0107
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:
HB16-1425

SB16-158

HB16-1426

HB16-1383
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to Appropriations





01:38 PM -- HB 16-1425



Representative Hamner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1425 to the committee. The bill specifies that a licensed child care center is not required to obtain immunization records for any enrolled child that attends the center on a short-term basis, which is defined as up to 15 days and no more than twice per year with at least 60 days between 15-consecutive-day periods. A child care center that chooses to accept children on a short-term basis must notify all of the parents that have children in the center that the center allows children to attend on a short-term basis without providing proof of immunization.



01:41 PM



Representative Hamner responded to questions from the committee. Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments A and B).



160419 AttachA.pdf160419 AttachA.pdf160419 AttachB.pdf160419 AttachB.pdf



01:42 PM --
Melanie Mills, Colorado Ski Country USA, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Mills responded to questions from the committee.









01:51 PM --
Cathy Wagoner, Colorado Department of Human Services, responded to questions from the committee.



01:53 PM



Representative Hamner explained amendment L.001 to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1425
TIME: 01:54:11 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Conti
No
Danielson
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Joshi
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Leonard
No
Moreno
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Singer
Yes
Primavera
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:03 PM



Representative Hamner gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1425
TIME: 02:04:03 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1425, as amended, 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



02:05 PM -- SB 16-158



Representative Primavera, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-158 to the committee. The bill clarifies and expands the duties that a physician may delegate to a physician assistant within his or her scope of practice. In addition, the bill requires that prescriptions for schedule II substances issued by a physician assistant be imprinted with the name of the supervising physician or podiatrist. All other prescriptions issued by physician assistants must be imprinted with the name and address of the facility where the physician assistant practices.



02:09 PM --
Megan Townsend, Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Townsend responded to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Daniel Sung, Division of Workers' Compensation, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, testified regarding the bill.



02:17 PM --
Jennifer Miles, Colorado Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill.



02:19 PM



Representative Primavera read testimony from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians that was supportive of Senate Bill 16-158.











02:20 PM



Representative Primavera distributed amendment L.004 (Attachment C) and explained it to the committee.



160419 AttachC.pdf160419 AttachC.pdf

BILL: SB16-158
TIME: 02:20:45 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





02:21 PM



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

BILL: SB16-158
TIME: 02:23:01 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-158, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Moreno
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



02:24 PM



Representative Singer recessed the committee briefly.



02:29 PM -- HB 16-1426



Representative Singer called the meeting back to order. Representative Primavera and Representative Willet, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1426 to the committee. The bill requires certain medical professionals, when approached in person or via telemedicine by a patient seeking an assistance animal as a reasonable accommodation in housing, to make a written finding. The finding should indicate that the patient has a disability as defined by the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) or that there is insufficient information available to make a determination regarding the patient's disability. If a disability is found, the medical professional must make a separate written finding regarding whether the need for an assistance animal is related to the disability. The bill creates a class 1 petty offense for the intentional misrepresentation of entitlement to an assistance animal for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in housing.





02:34 PM



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



02:39 PM --
Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Johnson responded to questions regarding the bill.



02:42 PM --
Francesca Maes, Good Dogs Service Dogs, LLC, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Maes responded to questions regarding the bill.



02:48 PM --
James Clark, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:50 PM



Representative Willet responded to a question from the witness.



02:52 PM -- R.J. Stoker, We the People, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:55 PM



Representatives Willet and Primavera responded to questions from the committee.



03:01 PM --
Barbara Henry, Domino Service Dogs, gave a presentation in support of the bill. Ms. Henry responded to questions from the committee.



03:13 PM --
Caitlin Brady, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



03:15 PM -- Ann Clement, Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.



03:18 PM --
Brianne Corbett, Freedom Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.



03:20 PM --
Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D). Mr. Simon responded to questions from the committee.



160419 AttachD.pdf160419 AttachD.pdf



03:27 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:28 PM --
Deborah Wilson, Colorado Apartment Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wilson responded to questions from the committee.



03:33 PM --
Dawn Howard, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Carolyn Rogers, National Association of Residential Property Managers, testified in support of the bill.



03:39 PM --
Alison Daniels, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.











03:43 PM



Representative Primavera and Representative Willet distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment E) and explained it to the committee.



160419 AttachE.pdf160419 AttachE.pdf

BILL: HB16-1426
TIME: 03:44:50 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
VOTE
Conti
Danielson
Everett
Ginal
Joshi
Landgraf
Leonard
Moreno
Pettersen
Tyler
Windholz
Singer
Primavera
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:





03:48 PM



Representative Primavera and Representative Willet gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1426
TIME: 03:54:25 PM
MOVED: Primavera
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1426, 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



03:58 PM -- HB 16-1383



Representative Singer, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1383 to the committee. The bill requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to initiate a child welfare data analytic technology pilot program by September 1, 2016. The goal of the pilot program is to implement a state-of-the-art data analytics system to access, integrate, and analyze statewide data sources to calculate risk assessment scores for abuse and neglect for children in the child welfare system. The bill outlines the required functionality of the data analytic system. The DHS must select a vendor for the pilot program by November 1, 2016.



04:03 PM



Representative Singer responded to questions regarding the bill. Committee discussion ensued.



04:12 PM --
John Fluke, The Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Fluke responded to questions from the committee.





04:21 PM



Representative Singer commented on the bill.



04:23 PM --
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Pingenot responded to questions from the committee.



04:28 PM



Representative Singer distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment F). Ms. Pingenot continued to respond to questions.




160419 AttachF.pdf160419 AttachF.pdf



04:33 PM



Representative Singer distributed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments G, H, and I) and explained them to the committee.



160419 AttachG.pdf160419 AttachG.pdf160419 AttachH.pdf160419 AttachH.pdf160419 AttachI.pdf160419 AttachI.pdf

BILL: HB16-1383
TIME: 04:33:25 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
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: HB16-1383
TIME: 04:34:17 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Moreno
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: HB16-1383
TIME: 04:35:17 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment I). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pettersen
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













04:36 PM



Representative Singer gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1383
TIME: 04:37:30 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1383, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-6.
SECONDED: Pettersen
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



04:42 PM



The committee adjourned.






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