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h_phc_2017a_2017-01-31t13:31:41z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/31/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1045



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1045 to the Committee on Appro PASS







01:32 PM -- HB 17-1045



Representative Young, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1045 to the committee. He distributed a report to the committee (Attachment A). The bill continues the Home Care Assistance (HCA) Grant Program, which is set to repeal on July 1, 2017, under current law. The bill extends the program for an indefinite period of time until the state has established a consumer-directed support service delivery option for providing homemaker, personal care, and medical support services for individuals who are receiving home- and community-based services on the Supported Living Services waiver program under Medicaid. The executive directors of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing must notify the Revisor of Statutes once such a consumer-direct option is available, and the HCA Grant Program is repealed on the date identified in the notice or upon receipt of the notice if no other date is specified.



170131 AttachA.pdf170131 AttachA.pdf



01:41 PM



Representative Young responded to a question from the committee regarding the fiscal note.



01:43 PM --
Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:46 PM -- Kelly Stahlman, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Stahlman responded to questions from the committee.



01:50 PM --
Christina Johnson, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Johnston responded to question from the committee.



01:53 PM



Representative Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1045
TIME: 01:54:29 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1045 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Excused
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
















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