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S_HHS_2020A 02/20/2020 01:35:26 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/20/2020
Attendance
Ginal *
Priola X
Tate X
Winter X
Fields X
Time 01:35:26 PM to 02:12:31 PM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 20-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Health Facilities Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
SB20-144 Postponed Indefinitely
Senate Bill 20-005 Lay Over

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

Conf 20-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:36:38 PM  

Brandy Valdez Murphy, Administrator for the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission (commission), introduced the appointees.

Stephen Gillette, appointee, discussed his professional experience and why he wants to serve on the commission.  He responded to questions.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment A.  Mr. Gillette's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.

01:38:48 PM  

Cathleen Hall, appointee, discussed her professional experience and why she wants to serve on the commission.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment B.  Ms. Hall's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.

 

01:39:37 PM  

Emily Freeman, appointee, discussed her professional experience and why she wants to serve on the committee.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment B.  Ms. Freeman's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.

01:41:41 PM  

Elizabeth Chapman, appointee, discussed her professional experience and why she wants to serve on the commission.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment A.  Ms. Chapman's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.



01:45:16 PM
Motion Conf 20- Refer the appointment of Emily Freeman, Cathleen Hall, Elizabeth Chapman, and Stephen Gillette to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Ginal Excused
Priola Yes
Tate Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Health Facilities Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:45:41 PM  

 Corinne Johnson, Executive Director of the Colorado Health Facilities Authority, introduced the appointees.

01:47:15 PM  

John Vigil, appointee, told the committee about his experience serving on the board for the past eight years and why he wishes to be reappointed.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment C.  Mr. Vigil's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.

01:48:16 PM  

Jason Portz, appointee, spoke about his experience and why he wants to serve on the board.  The Governor's executive order and appointment letter may be found in Attachment C.  Mr. Portz's resume and application may be found at the State Archives.



01:49:24 PM
Motion Conf 20- Refer the appointment of John Vigil and Jason Portz to the Colorado Health Facilities Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Winter
Seconded
Ginal Excused
Priola Yes
Tate Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-144 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:49:49 PM  

Senator Fields recessed the committee.

01:54:10 PM  

Senator Winter reconvened the meeting.

01:54:42 PM  

Senators Fields and Lee, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-144l.  The bill creates a grant program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to increase access to early childhood home visiting programs.  The purpose of the grant program is to improve children's school readiness.  The grant program has two cycles of three years each, and will award up to a total of $2 million in grants for each cycle. The State Board of Human Services may develop criteria for the grant program, including eligibility of applicants and home visiting program models, timeline, and review and selection criteria.  The grant program is repealed September 1, 2028. DHS is required to prepare an evaluation report for each grant cycle, and to present the report as part of its next SMART Act report to its committees of reference.

01:55:23 PM  

Mary Alice Cohen, Colorado Department of Human Services, discussed the bill and the need to work further on the bill's provisions.

01:59:43 PM  

Lauren Knudtson, Colorado Home Visiting Coalition, discussed the the home visiting program.

02:02:27 PM  

Melissa Buchholz, Children's Hospital Colorado, discussed the benefits of the home visiting program.

02:05:16 PM  

Christina Walker, Raise Colorado Coalition, discussed the services offered by the Raise Colorado Coalition and concerns related to the bill.

02:07:49 PM  

Senator Lee commented on the bill.

02:11:14 PM  

Senator Fields made closing comments and requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.



02:12:13 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-144 indefinitely.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Ginal Yes
Priola Yes
Tate Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Senate Bill 20-005 - Lay Over


08:28:25 AM  

Senate Bill 20-005 was laid over.


02:12:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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