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H_PBH_2021A 03/30/2021 01:32:30 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/30/2021
Attendance
Bradfield X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Holtorf X
Jodeh *
Larson X
Ortiz X
Pelton *
Ricks *
Woog X
Young X
Duran X
Sirota X
Time 01:32:30 PM to 04:04:16 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Sirota
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1166 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-122 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-115 Referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1222 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1166 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:32:39 PM  
Representative Young,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1166. This bill requires the Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to obtain a vendor to provide statewide
training on a comprehensive care coordination and treatment model that
is available through teleconferencing to professionals who work with individuals
with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occurring behavioral
health needs.  HCPF must obtain a vendor by August 1, 2021.  By
November 1, 2021, case management agencies, mental health centers, and
other approved service agencies must nominate one provider to be trained
in the comprehensive care coordination model.  Up to 20 providers
may be selected for training and an additional 10 providers from underserved
areas must be selected by HCPF with coordination from case management agencies.
 All participating providers must complete the training by May 1,
2022, and HCPF must reimburse participating providers for the time spent
in training.

01:36:33 PM  
Representative Will, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
01:40:55 PM  
Dr. Cordelia Robinson Rosenberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:43:52 PM  
Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:48:15 PM  

Libby Malone, representing Colorado Society of School Psycholgist, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:44 PM  
Mrs. Reni Moreno, representing Foothills Gateway, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
01:54:39 PM  
Mr. Christiano Sosa, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:28 PM  

Ms. Louisa Wren, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Carol Meredith, representing The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas Counties/ IDD Advocacy Organization, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

 

02:04:01 PM  

Representative Young introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and spoke on the amendment.



02:06:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Young
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf
Jodeh Excused
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks Excused
Woog
Young
Duran
Sirota
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:07:31 PM  
Representatives Young and Will gave final comments on the bill.


02:09:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1166, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Duran
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Excused
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-122 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:10:08 PM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, introduced SB21-122. Current law allows certain entities to purchase opiate antagonists through the Opiate Antagonist Bulk Purchase Fund, and allows other entities to receive opiate antagonists pursuant to standing orders and protocols.  The bill aligns eligibility so all of these entities are eligible for both the bulk purchase fund and for standing orders.  It also allows the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to prioritize purchases from the bulk purchase fund based on need and availability of opiate antagonists.  Lastly, the bill clarifies that local governments have immunity when administering an opiate antagonist.

02:15:13 PM  
Representative Froelich
responded to questions from committee members.


02:17:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-122 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Duran
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Excused
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Excused
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-115 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:22:00 PM  

Representative Larson, bill sponsor, introduced SB21-115. Under current law, the General Assembly is authorized to annually appropriate money from the Colorado Telephone Users with Disabilities Fund to support Colorado Talking Book Library services for persons who are blind or physically disabled.  The bill modifies the law to require this annual appropriation, and appropriates $250,000 to the Colorado Talking Book Library in FY 2021-22.

02:22:33 PM  
Representative Titone, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
02:23:02 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
02:23:15 PM  
Debbi MacLeod, representing
Friends of Colorado Talking Book Library, testified in support of the bill.
She read the testimony of two individuals to the committee.
02:25:00 PM  
Representatives Titone and Larson gave final remarks on the bill.
02:30:26 PM  
Committee members made final remarks on the bill.


02:31:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-115 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Excused
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1222 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:33:01 PM  

Representative Valdez, A., bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1222. The bill requires local governments to treat family child care homes as residential property when it comes to zoning, land use, fire and life safety, sanitation, and building code regulations.  Local governments cannot impose regulations on family child care homes unless the regulations apply to all residential properties.  Finally, the bill requires the Department of Human Services to seek advice and assistance from the Department of Public Safety when promulgating rules related to fire protection and prevention standards for child care agencies or facilities.

02:33:38 PM  
Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
02:36:49 PM  

Mr. Jerry Stricker, representing Fire Marhsal's Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He suggested amendments to the bill. Steven Parker, representing Arvada Fire Protection District, testified to amend the bill. Mrs. Meghan Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.

02:48:02 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous panel of witnesses.
02:49:27 PM  
Christina Walker, representing Clayton Early Learning and HB 1222 Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Nazia Hasan, representing Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Committee members asked questions of the panel.
03:14:39 PM  
Mrs. Stacey Carpenter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Alexander Winter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Tammy Hayashi, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:21 PM  
Mrs. Amber Bilby, representing Colorado Association of Family Child Care, testified in support of the bill. Elizabeth Szymanski, representing MyVillage LLC, testified in support of the bill. Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), testified in support of the bill. Committee members asked questions of the panel.
03:41:56 PM  
Carin Rosa, representing Office of Early Childhood, answered questions from committee members.
03:49:59 PM  

Carin Rosa, representing Office of Early Childhood, answered questions from committee members.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment B.

03:54:32 PM  

Representative Valdez, A. and Representative Van Winkle gave closing remarks on the bill.



04:03:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1222 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:04:16 PM   The committee adjourned.






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