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H_PBH_2021A 06/02/2021 04:53:15 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 06/02/2021
Attendance
Bradfield X
Cutter *
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Holtorf X
Jodeh X
Larson X
Ortiz *
Pelton X
Ricks X
Woog X
Young X
Sirota X
Michaelson Jenet X
Time 04:53:15 PM to 07:52:18 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Michaelson Jenet
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1330 Referred to House Appropriations
SB21-137 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB21-1330 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:57:02 PM  
Representative Ricks,
bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening remarks on HB21-1330.




The bill makes changes to higher education programs, including allocating
federal funding for multiple purposes, creating the Colorado Re-engaged
Initiative (CORE) initiative, and modifying the ability of community colleges
and local district colleges to offer a bachelor’s degree in applied science,
among other changes.  




Institution allocations of federal funds.
The Colorado Opportunity
Scholarship Initiative (COSI) board must allocate federal funds to public
institutions of higher education as follows:
  • 50 percent based
    on each institution’s headcount enrollment of undergraduate, in-state
    students in FY 2019-20 whose expected family contribution does not exceed
    250 percent of the maximum Pell-eligible contribution, and other criteria
    by rule; and
  • 50 percent based
    on each institution’s full-time equivalent enrollment of undergraduate,
    in-state students in FY 2019-20 whose expected family contribution does
    not exceed 250 percent of the maximum Pell-eligible contribution, and other
    criteria by rule.


To receive a funding
distribution, institutions must submit a student assistance plan detailing
how the funds will be used to support in-state, undergraduate students
who earned some credits, but did not complete a credential before deciding
not to enroll, or who were admitted in 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years
but did not enroll at any institution during the 2020-21 academic year.
 The board must review and approve the plans, and the bill establishes
reporting requirements for institutions and COSI.




Federal funds - student aid application grant program.  
The bill
creates the Student Aid Application Completion Grant Program in COSI to
provide grants to local education providers to implement strategies to
increase the number of students who complete student aid applications before
graduating from high school.  The bill specifies application and reporting
requirements, and provides $1.5 million in federal coronavirus recovery
funds for grants.  The board must prioritize applicants who partner
with a community-based nonprofit organization or institution of higher
education, and must consult with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).




CORE initiative.  
The bill creates CORE initiative to authorize
certain institutions to award associate’s degrees to eligible students
who enroll in a bachelor’s degree program, earn at least 70 credit hours,
and withdraw from the institution prior to completing the degree.  
Eligible students must have completed general education requirements and
other required courses, must not have been enrolled for at least two consecutive
semesters, and may not have transferred directly from a community college.
  Eligible institutions must have approval from their accrediting
agency to participate, and must not offer programs specifically designed
to lead to an associate’s degree, with some exceptions.




Associate’s degrees offered through CORE are not considered in determining
an institution’s funding. The Department of Higher Education (DHE) must
publicize the program and work with institutions to identify eligible students
and notify them of their eligibility, and institutions must determine eligibility,
issue the associate’s degree, and advise the student on how to re-enroll
to complete the bachelor’s degree.  The bill establishes reporting
requirements for participating institutions.




Bachelors of applied science degrees.  
The bill repeals the requirement
that the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) approve proposals
for community colleges to offer bachelors of applied science degrees.  It
allows community colleges and local district colleges to offer bachelors
of applied science degrees with the approval of their governing boards.
 The governing boards must notify CCHE of any such degree it approves.




Working groups.  
The bill creates two working groups and specifies
the member composition and reporting deadlines for each one.  First,
the CCHE must convene a working group by August 1, 2021, to review the
role and mission and service area of each institution of higher education,
the interaction between institutions with the state workforce development
council, and possible uses of federal coronavirus funds.  Additionally,
DHE must convene a task force to recommended ways to increase the number
of students who complete student aid applications prior to graduation.




In-state tuition eligibility.  
The bill allows institutions of
higher education to grant in-state tuition to a person who moves to Colorado
to accept a job with an employer that will pay the person’s tuition. The
person must demonstrate intent to establish a permanent domicile in the
state, and is not eligible for the College Opportunity Fund stipend.  The
bill also clarifies provisions concerning in-state tuition for minor children
who move to Colorado during their senior year of high school.

04:57:32 PM  
Representative McCluskie, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
04:57:49 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors.
05:04:19 PM  
Tony Frank, Colorado State University System, testified in support of the bill. Shelley Banker, Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill. Joe Garcia, Colorado Community College System, testified in support of the bill.
05:14:17 PM  
Dr. Angie Paccione, Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:11 PM  
Representative Ricks and Representative McCluskie gave final comments on the bill.
05:17:35 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


05:20:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1330 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ricks
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield No
Cutter Yes
Geitner No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton No
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



05:20:22 PM
The committee took a brief recess.



SB21-137 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


05:25:43 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on SB21-137. The bill extends, modifies, and finances behavioral health programs throughout state government. In addition, the bill makes several other changes in law, including:

  • continuing the requirement that podiatrists adhere to opioid prescribing limitations;
  • making the Harm Reduction Grant Program Fund continuously appropriated to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE);
  • continuing the Building Substance Use Disorder Treatment Capacity in Underserved Areas Grant Program indefinitely and repealing its July 1, 2024, repeal date;
  • requiring the Perinatal Substance Use Data Linkage Project to use additional data sources from state-administered programs when examining issues related to pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders and their infants;
  • continuing the public awareness campaign about safe storage of opioid medication beyond the program's September 1, 2024, repeal date;
  • requiring state and private prisons to provide at least two doses of an opioid reversal medication upon release to individuals that were treated for opioid use disorder while in custody, as funding and supplies allow; and
  • removing fire stations from the list of safe stations at which an individual can turn in controlled substances without legal liability for possession.

 

05:26:35 PM  
Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
05:28:58 PM  
Representative Kennedy
answered questions from committee members.
05:33:17 PM  

Representative Kennedy explained amendments L.034 (Attachment A), L.036 (Attachment B), L.037 (Attachment C), L.038 (Attachment D), L.039 (Attachment E), L.040 (Attachment F), and L.041 (Attachment G). Committee members asked questions on the amendments.

05:42:57 PM  

Representative Kennedy continued to explain amendments L.042 (Attachment H), L.043 (Attachment I), L.044 (Attachment J), L.055 (Attachment K), and L.045 (Attachment L). Committee members asked questions about the amendments.

05:49:38 PM  

Representative Kennedy continued to explain L.052 (Attachment M), L.055 (Attachment N), L.046 (Attachment O), L.048 (Attachment P), L.049 (Attachment Q), L.050 (Attachment R), L.051 (Attachment S), and L.056 (Attachment T).

05:54:55 PM  
Elizabeth Owens,
Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, testified
in support of the bill.  Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified
in support of the bill.  Dr. Robert Valuck, Center for Prescription
Drug Abuse Prevention, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse
Prevention, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Daniel
Darting, Colorado Providers Association, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare
Council, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to
questions from committee members.
06:07:48 PM  
Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill. Butch Lewis, Colorado Providers Association, Colorado Association of Recovery Residents, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Robert Fetsch, Colorado AgrAbility Project, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Rosario Medina, University of Colorado College of Nursing, testified in support of the bill. Maranda Miller, representing Centennial Mental Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:26:57 PM  
Dr. Jessica Krueger, Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill. Claire Levy, Boulder County, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Tamara Pogue, Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.
06:35:44 PM  
Dr. Beau Carubia, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Stephanie Glover, Colorado Access, testified to amend the bill. Zach Zaslow, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Becky Miller Updike, Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies, testified in support of the bill. The panel responded to questions from committee members.
06:51:36 PM  

Aubrey Hill, Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, testified in support of the bill. Melissa Eddleman, representing Department of Health Care Policy and Financing answered questions from the committee.

07:10:23 PM  

Jose Esquibel, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, answered a question from the committee.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment U.



07:16:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:17:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.036
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:17:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.037
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ricks
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:18:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.038
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:18:45 PM  

Ms. Snyder answered a question about L.039 (Attachment E).



07:20:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.039
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:20:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.040
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ricks
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:21:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.041
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:22:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.042
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:22:01 PM  
Representative Pelton
introduced and explained amendment L.057 (Attachment V).


07:26:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.057
Moved Pelton
Seconded Geitner
Bradfield Yes
Cutter No
Geitner Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh No
Larson Yes
Ortiz No
Pelton Yes
Ricks No
Woog Yes
Young No
Sirota No
Michaelson Jenet No
YES: 5   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


07:27:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.043
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Geitner No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh Yes
Larson No
Ortiz Yes
Pelton No
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:28:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.055
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:29:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.044 as amended
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:29:30 PM  
Representative Kennedy
explained amendment L.061 (Attachment W).


07:31:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.061
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Young
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:32:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.045 as amended
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Young
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:32:09 PM  
Representative Kennedy
explained amendment L.060 (Attachment X).


07:33:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.060
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:33:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.046 as amended
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:34:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.048
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Jodeh
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:34:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.049
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:34:42 PM  
Representative Kennedy
explained amendment L.059 (Attachment Y).


07:36:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.059
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:36:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.050 as amended
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:37:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.051
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Young
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:37:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.056
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield
Cutter
Geitner
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:37:46 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Kennedy gave final comments on the bill.
07:41:52 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


07:51:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-137, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Geitner No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson No
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:52:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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