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h_phc_2016a_2016-03-08t13:36:33z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1112



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 The motion passed without ob

Refer House Bill 16-1112, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

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








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