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02E74D97D937E7AD872586D2006B30B7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1305

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 11, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1305 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:30:49 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening remarks on HB21-1305. The bill exempts certain conviction records in the custody of a board which regulates mental health professions in the Department of Regulatory Agencies from the Colorado Open Records Act. It also permits a licensee, registrant, or certificate holder who was issued a letter of admonition by a board to petition the board to seal the letter, and specifies the conditions under which a letter may be sealed. An applicant for a new credential, a renewal, or a reinstatement is not required to provide information concerning a letter sealed in this way in their application.

The bill directs the State Board of Human Services in the Department of Human Services to promulgate rules specifying education requirements for licensed addiction counselors in lieu of the existing statutory requirements, and adjusts the experience requirements for licensure. It also clarifies the circumstances under which an addiction practitioner may provide clinical supervision for a person working toward a professional credential.

01:35:31 PM  
Representative Pelton, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:36:44 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members.
01:39:26 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

01:40:00 PM  
Bill sponsors continued to answer questions about the bill.
01:41:52 PM  
Mita Johnson, Colorado
Association of Addiction Professionals, testified in support of the bill.
 Katherine Garcia, Colorado Providers Association, testified in support
of the bill.  Ms. Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition,
testified in support of the bill.


01:52:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:52:19 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Pelton gave final comments on the bill.


01:53:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1305, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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