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H_PHC_2018A 03/09/2018 10:37:17 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/09/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Catlin E
Everett X
Ginal X
Hooton X
Kennedy *
Landgraf X
McKean *
Michaelson Jenet *
Pabon *
Ransom X
Danielson X
Singer X
Time 10:37:17 AM to 04:01:23 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-074 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1192 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1177 Committee Discussion Only

SB18-074 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:39:31 AM  

Representative Hansen, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-074 to the committee and distributed a handout (Attachment A).  The bill adds Prader-Willi syndrome to the list of persons who have mandatory eligibility for services and supports and also to the definition of an 'intellectual and developmental disability' for the purpose of receiving services and supports.

Attachment is available at the Legislative Council office

10:39:32 AM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

10:40:34 AM  

Dr. Laura Harmacek, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Harmacek responded to committee questions.

10:48:19 AM  

Representative Hansen responded to committee questions regarding the bill.

10:48:40 AM  

Mark Greenberg, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.   Mr. Greenberg responded to committee questions.  

10:56:47 AM  

Marty Zimmerman, Prader-Willi Syndrome Association - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

11:00:54 AM  

Charlotte and Roxy Peterson, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Peterson responded to committee questions.

11:08:06 AM  
Colin Laughlin, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
11:13:35 AM  

Representative Hansen responded to committee questions and provided concluding remarks on the bill.

11:15:47 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


11:18:00 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-074 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Danielson
Beckman Yes
Catlin Excused
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1192 - Postponed Indefinitely


11:18:16 AM  
Representative Landgraf and Representative
Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1192 to the committee
and asked that the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.  The
bill creates a program, administered by the Colorado Department of Human
Services, to help persons with disabilities participating in the state
aid to the needy disabled program navigate the application process for
federal disability benefits, including supplemental security income and
social security disability insurance.

 


11:19:21 AM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1192 indefinitely.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman Yes
Catlin Excused
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1177 - Committee Discussion Only

11:19:29 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1177 to the committee and distributed handouts (Attachments B and C).  This bill enacts several youth suicide prevention initiatives within the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and makes changes to the age of consent for a minor to seek certain psychotherapy services.

11:23:53 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet distributed amendment L.004 to the committee (Attachment D).
11:32:09 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions regarding the bill.
11:48:29 AM  

Committee members continued to dialogue with Representative Michaelson Jenet.

11:50:30 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
12:06:51 PM  
Erica Kitzman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:11:39 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet read written testimony from witnesses that were unable to testify. 

12:16:49 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet played a short video for the committee.
12:17:12 PM  
Heather Kennedy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:53 PM  
Faduma Ali, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:26:38 PM  
Tammy Le, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:27:54 PM  
Halima Mberwa, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:29:16 PM  
Corey Engle, Bridge Project, testified in support of the bill.
12:30:55 PM  
Ms. Mberwa, Ms. Ali, Ms. Le, and Mr. Engle responded to committee questions.
12:49:31 PM  
Dr. Debra Boeldt, National Mental Health Innovation Center, testified in support of the bill.
12:53:46 PM  
Bev Marquez, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, testified in support of the bill.
12:55:05 PM  
Ellen Stern, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:00:10 PM  
Dr. Boeldt, Ms. Stern, and Ms. Marquez responded to committee questions.
01:08:18 PM  

Beth Lipschutz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Lipshutz responded to committee questions.

01:12:11 PM  

Becky Zal-Sanchez, National Association of Social Work, testified in support of the bill.

01:21:23 PM  

Sally Spencer Thomas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:25:27 PM  
David Wunderlich, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.
01:26:50 PM  
Ms. Zal-Sanchez, Ms. Spencer, and Mr. Wunderlich
responded to questions.
01:32:56 PM  

Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified against the bill.  Mr. Hunt responded to questions.

01:42:54 PM  

Drew Paterson, representing himself, testified against the bill.  Mr. Paterson responded to questions from the committee.

01:52:32 PM  

Barb Monark, representating herself, read testimony in opposition to the bill.

01:55:48 PM  
Brad Bergford, Commission for the Protection of Constitutional Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:58:55 PM  

Rigo Mendez, representing himself, read testimony in opposition to the bill.

02:02:58 PM  

Ms. Monark and Mr. Bergford responded to committee questions.

02:19:51 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.

02:20:26 PM  
Kelly Dore, National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment E).
02:25:39 PM  
Chloe McNamee, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:26:35 PM  
Tracy Edwards Konkol, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:04 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:08 PM  
Dr. Ryan Berkhart, Colorado Counselor's Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:48 PM  

Jarrod Hindman, CDPHE, came to the table to respond to committee questions.

02:39:22 PM  
Cristen Bates, Colorado Department of Human Services, came to the table to respond to committee questions.
02:41:24 PM  
Dr. Berkhart responded to committee questions.
02:51:09 PM  
Audrey Herrald, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).
03:02:38 PM  
Kennedy Lancaster, herself, testified in
support of the bill.
03:04:23 PM  
Sydney Zadrozny, herself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:06:15 PM  
Carlee Thomas, herself,
testified in support of the bill.
03:08:53 PM  
Ms. Herrald responded to committee questions.
03:13:18 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.

03:17:56 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:21 PM  
Margaret Elmer, National Alliance on Mental
Illness - Colorado, testified in a neutral position on the bill and distributed
a handout (Attachment G).  
03:26:04 PM  
Ms. Erb and Ms. Waligorski responded to committee questions.
03:35:55 PM  
Kristen Torres, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:26 PM  

Riah Hollis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:57 PM  

Jess Stohlmann-Rainey, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:41:50 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment H).

03:49:15 PM  

Karla Gonzalez Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.

03:53:58 PM  
Representative Singer commented on the bill.
03:56:26 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet gave concluding remarks on the bill.
03:57:05 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action at a later date.


04:01:23 PM   Committee Adjourned