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h_phc_2018a_2018-03-09t10:37:17z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1177

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 9, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1177 - Committee Discussion Only

11:19:29 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1177 to the committee and distributed handouts (Attachments B and C).  This bill enacts several youth suicide prevention initiatives within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and makes changes to the age of consent for a minor to seek certain psychotherapy services.

11:23:53 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet distributed amendment L.004 to the committee (Attachment D).
11:32:09 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions regarding the bill.
11:48:29 AM  

Committee members continued to dialogue with Representative Michaelson Jenet.

11:50:30 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
12:06:51 PM  
Erica Kitzman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:39 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet read written testimony from witnesses that were unable to testify. 

12:16:49 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet played a short video for the committee.
12:17:12 PM  
Heather Kennedy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:53 PM  
Faduma Ali, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:26:38 PM  
Tammy Le, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:27:54 PM  
Halima Mberwa, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:29:16 PM  
Corey Engle, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:55 PM  
Ms. Mberwa, Ms. Ali, Ms. Le, and Mr. Engle responded to committee questions.
12:49:31 PM  
Dr. Debra Boeldt, National Mental Health Innovation Center, testified in support of the bill.
12:53:46 PM  
Bev Marquez, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, testified in support of the bill.
12:55:05 PM  
Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:10 PM  
Dr. Boeldt, Ms. Stern, and Ms. Marquez responded to committee questions.
01:08:18 PM  

Beth Lipschutz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Lipshutz responded to committee questions.

01:12:11 PM  

Becky Zal-Sanchez, National Association of Social Work, testified in support of the bill.

01:21:23 PM  

Sally Spencer Thomas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:25:27 PM  
David Wunderlich, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
01:26:50 PM  
Ms. Zal-Sanchez, Ms. Spencer, and Mr. Wunderlich
responded to questions.
01:32:56 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.  Mr. Hunt responded to questions.

01:42:54 PM  

Drew Paterson, representing himself, testified against the bill.  Mr. Paterson responded to questions from the committee.

01:52:32 PM  

Barb Monark, representating herself, read testimony in opposition to the bill.

01:55:48 PM  
Brad Bergford, Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:58:55 PM  

Rigo Mendez, representing himself, read testimony in opposition to the bill.

02:02:58 PM  

Ms. Monark and Mr. Bergford responded to committee questions.

02:19:51 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.

02:20:26 PM  
Kelly Dore, National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).
02:25:39 PM  
Chloe McNamee, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:35 PM  
Tracy Edwards Konkol, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:04 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:08 PM  
Dr. Ryan Berkhart, Colorado Counselor's Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:48 PM  

Jarrod Hindman, CDPHE, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

02:39:22 PM  
Cristen Bates, Colorado Department of Human Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
02:41:24 PM  
Dr. Berkhart responded to committee questions.
02:51:09 PM  
Audrey Herrald, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).
03:02:38 PM  
Kennedy Lancaster, herself, testified in
support of the bill.
03:04:23 PM  
Sydney Zadrozny, herself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:06:15 PM  
Carlee Thomas, herself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:08:53 PM  
Ms. Herrald responded to committee questions.
03:13:18 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:56 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:21 PM  
Margaret Elmer, National Alliance on Mental
Illness - Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill and distributed
a handout (Attachment G).  
03:26:04 PM  
Ms. Erb and Ms. Waligorski responded to committee questions.
03:35:55 PM  
Kristen Torres, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:26 PM  

Riah Hollis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:57 PM  

Jess Stohlmann-Rainey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:50 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment H).

03:49:15 PM  

Karla Gonzalez Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

03:53:58 PM  
Representative Singer commented on the bill.
03:56:26 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet gave concluding remarks on the bill.
03:57:05 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action at a later date.