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h_sa_2016a_2016-02-22t13:38:10z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/22/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1107



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D) to House Bill

Postpone House Bill 16-1107 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1107, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







02:28 PM -- HB16-1107



The committee recessed.





02:32 PM



The committee reconvened.



Representative Joshi, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1107 to the committee. The bill requires an individual to file a complaint against a licensed professional with the Division of Professions and Occupations (division) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) within seven years of an alleged act or failure to act. It also requires the division to make a motion or begin an investigation within seven years of an alleged act. If the claim involves a person under 18, the complaint must be filed, or the investigation begun, within seven years after the person's 18th birthday. The division must render a final decision within two years of the motion, investigation, or complaint.



Representative Joshi also presented amendment L.002 (Attachment D), which is a strike-below amendment. Committee members discussed the bill and the amendment with Representative Joshi.



16HouseState0222AttachD.pdf16HouseState0222AttachD.pdf



02:42 PM --
Michael Skorpka, representing DORA, testified against the bill and answered questions from committee members.



03:00 PM --
Dr. Reo Lesley Jr., representing the Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout (Attachment E).



16HouseState0222AttachE.pdf16HouseState0222AttachE.pdf



03:04 PM --
Janet Stephens, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill. She noted that the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics also support the bill, and she answered questions from committee members.



03:13 PM --
Dan O'Connell, representing the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), testified in support of the bill and answered questions from committee members.



03:19 PM --
Michael Holtby, representing the Denver Therapist Network, testified in support of the bill.



03:22 PM --
Daria Mann, representing the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists, testified in support of the bill.



03:25 PM --
Mary Ann Ursich, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



03:29 PM --
James Hoysick, representing the Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association, testified in support of the bill.





03:33 PM



Representative Joshi discussed amendment L.002 with the committee.

BILL: HB16-1107
TIME: 03:38:47 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D) to House Bill 16-1107. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:39 PM



Representative Joshi wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1107
TIME: 03:41:01 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1107, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1107
TIME: 03:44:33 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1107 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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