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F493317EDE31CFB3872586C7006220C6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1281

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 30, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1281 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


11:51:51 AM  
Representative Cutter
and Representative Will introduced House Bill 21-1281, Community Behavioral
Health Disaster Program. The bill sponsors responded to questions from
the committee.




The bill creates the Community Behavioral Health Disaster Preparedness
and Response Program in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE).  The program is intended to enhance, support, and formalize
behavioral health disaster preparedness and response activities of community
behavioral health organizations.  The CDPHE must promulgate rules
as necessary to oversee the program; work with community behavioral health
organizations to create, define, and publish eligibility criteria to participate
in the program; and provide funding to community behavioral health organizations
to help improve emergency preparedness.




The bill also creates the Community Behavioral Health Disaster Preparedness
and Response Cash Fund.  The fund will contain any gifts, grants,
and donations, as well as any other moneys appropriated to the fund by
the General Assembly.  Any unexpended money at the end of the fiscal
year remains in the fund.
12:13:01 PM  

Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

12:17:32 PM  
Makena Line, Mind
Springs Health, testified in support of the bill.
12:20:41 PM  
Marissa VanDover,
Mental Health Center of Denver, testified in support of the bill.
12:23:41 PM  
Thomas Olbrich, Jefferson
Center, testified in support of the bill.

12:26:18 PM  
Mr. Cornelia, Mr. Olbrich, and Ms. VanDover responded to questions from the committee.
12:43:55 PM  
Ryan Nelson, Jefferson
Center, testified in support of the bill.
12:46:56 PM  
Kirsten Anderson,
Aurora Mental Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
12:50:16 PM  
Mark Stephenson,
Aurora Community Mental Health, testified in support of the bill.
12:54:32 PM  
Aaron Carpenter,
Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from the committee.
12:57:21 PM  
The bill sponsors
discussed Amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments A and B).


12:58:36 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Cutter
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
12:59:07 PM  
The bill sponsors and Mr. Carpenter responded to questions from the committee regarding Amendment L.002.


01:01:31 PM
Motion Adopt Amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Cutter
Seconded Sirota
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
01:01:32 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


01:08:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1281, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Sirota
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson No
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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