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BA1D78C88CC276F6872588300081ECC6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-154

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 26, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



SB22-154 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:39:11 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:39:21 PM  

The committee came back to order.

Representative McCormick and Representative Lindsay, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-154, concerning increasing safety in assisted living residences. The bill establishes new requirements for assisted living residences, including processes for involuntary discharge, State Board of Health rule-making, and restrictions on and standards for these residences. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.

05:51:47 PM  

Linda Garcia, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Julie Jennings, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Bart Miller, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

06:02:48 PM  

Marnie Biln, representing Greater Denver Placement and Referral Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.

Doug Farmer, representing the Colorado Health Care Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Deborah Lively, representing LeadingAge Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

06:26:01 PM  

Lee Tuchfarber, representing Renew Senior, testified in opposition to the bill.

Janet Cornell, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.

Eileen Doherty, representing the Colorado Gerontological Society, testified to amend the bill.

Tamra Meurer, representing the Colorado Assisted Living Association, testified to amend the bill.

06:40:40 PM  

Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Mary Fries, representing AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Rich Mauro, representing the Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill. He also read testimony from Coral Cosway, representing the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment J).

06:52:51 PM  

Representative McCormick explained amendment L.021 (Attachment K).



07:02:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021 (Attachment K).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Amabile
Bradfield Excused
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh
Pelton
Ransom Excused
Ricks
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:06 PM  
Representative Lindsay and Representative McCormick made concluding remarks on Senate Bill 22-154. Committee members commented on the bill.


07:07:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-154, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Jodeh
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Excused
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks No
Holtorf No
Jodeh Yes
Pelton No
Ransom Excused
Ricks Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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