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0D8072E548010F4B872586B000733869 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-154

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 7, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-154 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

03:00:43 PM  
Senators Simpson and Kolker, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-154 and responded to questions. Senator Fields made comments the senators' testimony.
03:16:20 PM  
The co-prime sponsors continued to discuss the bill and respond to questions.
03:23:22 PM  
Discussion with the co-prime sponsors continued.
03:31:16 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental
Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:21 PM  
Bev Marquez, Colorado Crisis Services, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:48:22 PM  
Sheri Cole, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:56:04 PM  
Mrs Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:03 PM  
Douglas County Commissioner
Abe Laydon, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill and
responded to committee questions. Committee members discussed the bill's
funding with Mr. Laydon.
04:10:34 PM  
Discussion continued.
04:19:10 PM  
Moses Gur, Colorado
Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:17 PM  
Michael Chevrier,Colorado
Society of School Psychologists, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:15 PM  
Doug Henning, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:31:08 PM  

Elizabeth Owens, CDHS, responded to questions.

04:32:37 PM  
Senators Simpson
and Kolker presented amendment L.001 (Attachment E).


04:35:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:35:13 PM  
Senator Kolker presented
amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


04:37:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:37:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:41:53 PM  
The bill sponsors
presented amendment L.004 (Attachment H) and responded to questions about
the amendment.

Daryl Branson, PUC SSS, responded to questions.



04:42:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:43:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment I)
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:44:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:52:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-154, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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