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H_SA_2017A 04/27/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/27/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:32 AM to 01:28 PM
Benavidez
X
Hooton
X
Place: LSB A
Humphrey
*
Leonard
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Melton
X
Representative Foote
Weissman
*
Williams D.
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Foote
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-082

SB17-212

SB17-209
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:33 AM -- SB17-082



Representative Lundeen, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-082. The reengrossed bill requires the owner or chief executive officer of an addiction program seeking a license to compound, administer, or dispense a controlled substance to have a fingerprint-based criminal history background check conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) when applying for an initial license. The fingerprints and background check request are submitted through the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the fee for the background check must be paid by the applicant to the CBI in the Department of Public Safety. In addition, the bill requires applicants to disclose information to the DHS about any regulatory action taken against the applicant for an addiction program that it operates that is licensed or regulated in another state. The DHS must post information on its website about licensed addiction programs, including their locations, hours of operation, and contact information. The DHS must also report certain information about licensed addiction programs to the Joint Budget Committee and the Health and Human Services committees of the General Assembly by January 1, 2019.



Representative Lundeen answered questions from the committee. Representative Lunden referenced a letter from the Colorado Psychiatric Society in support of the bill (Attachment A).



17HouseState0427AttachA.pdf17HouseState0427AttachA.pdf

























11:45 AM --
Lisa Gawenus, Denver Health, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Ms. Gawenus answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0427AttachB.pdf17HouseState0427AttachB.pdf



12:07 PM --
Angela Bonaguidi, Colorado Organization for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, testified in opposition to the bill and read a letter from Amanda Malone. Ms. Bonaguidi answered questions from the committee.



12:16 PM --
Tina Beckley, Behavioral Health Group, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:17 PM --
Michele Ryan, Behavioral Health Group, testified in opposition to the bill.





12:19 PM



Ms. Beckley and Ms. Ryan answered questions from the committee.



12:24 PM --
Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Cornelia answered questions from the committee.



12:30 PM --
Cristen Bates, Department of Human Services, testified in a neutral capacity. Ms. Bates answered questions from the committee.





12:37 PM



Representative Lundeen and Ms. Bates answered questions from the committee.























































12:40 PM



Representative Lundeen made concluding remarks to the committee. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: SB17-082
TIME: 12:51:10 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-082 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-082
TIME: 12:52:06 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-082 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:52 PM -- SB17-212



Representative Weissman, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-212. The bill implements the recommendations contained in the Department of Regulatory Agencies' sunset report on the Board of Veterans Affairs and eliminates the repeal date of the board, continuing it indefinitely. Representative Weissman provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).



17HouseState0427AttachC.pdf17HouseState0427AttachC.pdf



12:56 PM --
Mickey Hunt, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill.















































12:57 PM



Representative Weissman made concluding remarks about the bill.

BILL: SB17-212
TIME: 12:58:06 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-212 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:58 PM -- SB17-209



Representative Weissman reminded the committee of the hearing on Senate Bill 17-209 that was held on April 5, 2017. He explained amendments L.008, L.012, and L.011 (Attachments D through F).



17HouseState0427AttachD.pdf17HouseState0427AttachD.pdf 17HouseState0427AttachE.pdf17HouseState0427AttachE.pdf



17HouseState0427AttachF.pdf17HouseState0427AttachF.pdf


























BILL: SB17-209
TIME: 01:06:18 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Excused
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-209
TIME: 01:06:40 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Hooton
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Excused
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection































01:06 PM



Representative Weissman answered questions about amendment L.011.

BILL: SB17-209
TIME: 01:26:49 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment F). The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





























































01:27 PM



Representative Weissman made concluding remarks about the bill.

BILL: SB17-209
TIME: 01:27:50 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-209, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


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