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35E402E9AE9A6A0E872586A9006C01F1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-137

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 31, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-137 - Lay Over


01:39:46 PM  
Senators Pettersen
and Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-137.  The
bill  extends, modifies, and funds behavioral health programs throughout
state government. It increases state expenditures on an ongoing basis.
01:48:22 PM  
Frank Cornelia , representing Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:15 PM  
Daniel  Darting,
representing Colorado Providers Association (COPA) and Signal Behavioral
Health Network, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:33 PM  
Mr. Butch Lewis, representing COPA & Spero Recovery , testified in support of the bill.
02:02:02 PM  
Mr. Michael Miller,
representing Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO)
and Jefferson County Public Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:05:23 PM  
County Commissioner
Byron Pelton, representing himself, testified to amend the bil and responded
to questions.
02:07:57 PM  
Commissioner Emma Pinter, representing Counties & Commissioners Acting Together (CCAT), testified in support of the bill.
02:10:50 PM  
Commissioner Wendy
Buxton-Andrade, Prowers County Commissioner, testified to amend the bill
and responded to questions.
02:14:08 PM  
Commissioner Tamara
Pogue, representing CCAT/ Summit County, testified to support the bill
if amended.
02:16:37 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Edlund, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:24:04 PM  
Commissioner Pogue responded to questions. Senator Pettersen also responded to questions.
02:27:56 PM  
Commissioner Beth Melton, representing CCAT, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions. Senator Pettersen also responded to questions.
02:32:27 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:25 PM  
Dan Eamon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:39 PM  
Alli Daley, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill .
02:40:31 PM  
Ms. Schlecht responded
to questions.



Senator Pettersen also responded to questions.  



Dan Eamon responded to questions.  
02:47:50 PM  
Ali Daley responded to questions. Senator Pettersen also responded to questions.
02:52:39 PM  
Dr. Rosario Medina, representing University of Colorado , testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:57:37 PM  
Elizabeth Owens, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, was available to answer committee questions.
02:58:34 PM  
Robert Fetsch , representing Colorado State University and Colorado AgrAbility Project, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:35 PM  
Dr. Lise Youngblade, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:03 PM  
Dr. Blake Naughton, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill. and responded to questions. Dr. Lise Youngblade also responded to questions.
03:13:21 PM  
Mr. Matthew Hoag, representing Denver Health and Hospital Authority, testified in support of an amendment to Section 8 of the bill.
03:18:13 PM  
Mrs. Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:22:28 PM  
Dr. Rob Valuck , representing University of Colorado , testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:32:48 PM  
Dr. Courtney Everson, representing Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab at University of Denver, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
03:33:57 PM  
Jillian Fabricius, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:05 PM  
Mr. Michael Mielke, representing The Phoenix , testified in support of the bill.
03:40:44 PM  
Ms Tonya Wheeler, representing Advocates for Recovery Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:38 PM  
Kathy Spinzig, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:42 PM  
Debbie Stafford , representing the Aurora Mental Health Center, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:52:36 PM  
Bethany Pace-Danley,
representing Peer Assistance Services, Inc., testified in support of the
bill.


Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment A.

03:56:13 PM  
Senator Pettersen stated that a summary of amendments will be provided to committee members. Senator Pettersen also responded to questions..
03:57:44 PM  
Senator Fields laid
the bill over until Monday, April 5 for action only in response to Senator
Pettersen's request.






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