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2D6AB2E40168E4A98725847F0055D22E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For COMMITTEE DISCUSSION: PREVENTION BILL DRAFT

INTERIM COMMITTEE  OPIOID AND OTHER SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
Date Sep 29, 2019      
Location Old State Library



Committee Discussion: Prevention Bill Draft - Committee Discussion Only


09:37:26 AM  

Representative Kennedy called the meeting to order and an agenda was distributed (Attachment A).

09:37:46 AM  

Representative Kennedy introduced the prevention bill (Attachment B). Kirsten Forestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS) bill drafter, gave a quick overview of the bill. Representative Kennedy noted subcategories of the prevention bill, including community prevention efforts, safe disposal, and mandatory coverage provisions. Ms. Forestal delved into the specifics of the bill. The bill gets rid of several repeal dates. Section 13 of the bill continues an annual appropriation to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Section 14 appropriates money to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF). Section 15 appropriates money to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) in the Department of Human Services.

09:44:45 AM  

Ms. Forestal noted some outstanding issues that need to be resolved with the bill.

09:45:30 AM  

Representative Herod noted that each bill out of this committee should have diversity language included. Ms. Forestal was asked to include the language by Representative Kennedy.

09:48:06 AM  

Senator Petterson noted that the ongoing funding for grants is building off of previous year's work.