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332472EF77DAF2F7872586A1006B4B08 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1085

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 23, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:31:57 PM  
Representative McCluskie,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1085. After January 1, 2023, this bill requires
secure transportation services to be licensed by a county's board of commissioners
in order to provide urgent transportation to an emergency medical services
facility, a mental health treatment facility, an approved alcohol and substance
abuse treatment center, or a walk-in crisis center for individuals experiencing
a behavioral health crisis.  The State Board of Health in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment must promulgate rules establishing
minimum requirements for the licensing of secure transportation services.
 If an entity meets these requirements, the entity may apply to the
local board of county commissioners to get a license.  Licenses, permits,
and renewals all require a fee to cover the direct and indirect costs of
issuing the licenses.  If approved, the board of commissioners must
issue a license to the applying entity, which is valid for three years,
and a permit for each vehicle, which is valid for twelve months,.  Licenses
or permits cannot be sold, reassigned, or transferred.  Secure transportation
services are not subject to the state's motor carrier regulations.
01:36:01 PM  
Representative Larson, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:36:19 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members on the bill.
01:36:54 PM  
Aaron Carpenter,
fiscal analyst, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from
committee members.  
01:45:23 PM  
Mrs. Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:18 PM  
Commissioner Tamara Pogue, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.
01:54:55 PM  
Officer Eric Wood, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:07 PM  
Daniel Darting, representing Signal Behavioral Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:13 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
02:01:39 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:33 PM  
Dr. Robin Johnson, representing Gazette Charities and Anschutz Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:04 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:43 PM  
Ms. Sandra Sharp,
representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:49 PM  
Mr. Chris Howes, representing EMS Association of CO, testified to amend the bill.
02:23:07 PM  

Representative Larson spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



02:24:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Larson
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
02:24:43 PM  

Representative Larson presented and spoke about L.003 (Attachment B).



02:25:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B)
Moved Larson
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
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


02:26:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C)
Moved Larson
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
02:26:46 PM  
Representative Larson and Representative McCluskie gave closing remarks on the bill.
02:27:37 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


02:28:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
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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