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EB1869A46CDCFCD6872586A90078D6E4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-181

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



SB21-181 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:59:56 PM  
Senators Fields and
Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-181.



The bill renames the Health Disparities Grant Program, expands its functions,
and
requires
the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to prepare
a biennial report on health disparities, among other things.

04:09:02 PM  
 Ms. Jill Hunsaker
Ryan, representing CDPHE, testified in support of the bill
04:14:26 PM  
Ms. Kim  Bimestefer,
representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing , testified
in support of the bill and responded to questions.  Senator Jaquez
Lewis commented about the bill.  
04:27:15 PM  
Ms. Bimestefer and Ms. Ryan continued to discuss the bill with the committee. Senator Smallwood asked several questions.
04:50:21 PM  
Discussion continued.
04:53:57 PM  
Ms Jeanette Hensley, representing Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:58:56 PM  
Jean Nofles, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:39 PM  
Rayna Hetlage, representing
Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.
05:04:30 PM  
Dr. Kweku  Hazel,
representing Immunize Colorado , testified in support of the bill.
05:10:41 PM  
Steven Haden , representing
Envision:You, testified in support of the bill.



Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment B.

05:14:00 PM  
Senator Fields moved
the bill and moved amendments L.001, L.002 and L.003 (Attachments C, D
and E)..  
05:16:32 PM  
Senator Fields described
amendment L. 001 (Attachment C).


05:17:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:17:59 PM  
Senator Fields presented
amendment L.002 (Attachment D). Discussion ensued.  Kristen Forrestal,
Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS), also commented on amendment
L.002 (Attachment D).


05:20:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:20:38 PM  
Senator Fields presented
amendment L.003 (Attachment E).  Kristen Forrestal, OLLS, explained
the amendment.


05:23:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:23:23 PM  
Senator Smallwood
presented amendment L.004 (Attachment F).  


05:25:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment F).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:25:35 PM  
Senator Coram and Fields provided closing remarks.


05:28:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-181, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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