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H_PHC_2018A 03/20/2018 01:31:56 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/20/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Catlin X
Everett *
Ginal X
Hooton *
Landgraf *
Lontine X
McKean X
Michaelson Jenet X
Pettersen *
Ransom X
Danielson X
Singer X
Time 01:31:56 PM to 08:09:47 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-071 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-162 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-161 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1257 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1245 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1187 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB18-071 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:33:10 PM  
Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented
Senate Bill 18-071 to the committee.  This bill extends the repeal
date for the Substance Abuse Trend and Response Task Force until September
1, 2028.
01:34:57 PM  
Representative Esgar responded to committee questions.
01:36:01 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:36:50 PM  
Jose Esquibel, Colorado Office of the Attorney
General, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Esquibel responded
to committee questions.  
01:44:11 PM  
Representative Esgar gave concluding remarks on the bill.
01:46:31 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:48:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-071 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
Lontine Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



01:32:44 PM
Representative Singer called the meeting to order.



SB18-161 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:52:39 PM  
Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative
Landgraf, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-161 to the committee.
 The bill repeals the Behavioral Health Transformation Council ahead
of its orginial repeal date.  
01:53:27 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
01:54:48 PM  
Camille Harding, Colorado Department of
Human Services, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.  
01:58:04 PM  
Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Health Care Council, testified regarding the bill.
01:59:34 PM  
Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Landgraf
gave concluding remarks on the bill.


02:02:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-161 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded McKean
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Excused
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-162 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:49:01 PM  
Representative Wilson and Representative
Buckner, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-162 to the committee.
 The bill, recommended by the Early Childhood and School Readiness
Committee, creates a new license type for substitute placement agencies
that place or facilitate the placement of substitute child care providers
in licensed child care facilities.  Witness testimony on the bill
was heard during the February 27, 2018, House Public Health Care and Human
Services Committee meeting.  
01:50:20 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Wilson gave concluding remarks on the bill.


01:52:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-162 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Danielson
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1257 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:02:28 PM  

Representative Rosenthal, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1257 to the committee.  The bill corrects an error from previous legislation to allow for the transfer of child welfare cases between counties in Colorado, prior to adjudication of the case.  

02:07:05 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
02:07:47 PM  
Lauren Harvey, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:08:20 PM  
Jenn Collins, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:23 PM  

Ashley Chase, Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:09 PM  

Ms. Chase and Ms. Collins responded to committee questions.

02:15:36 PM  

Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks on the bill.



02:17:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1257 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Excused
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Excused
Lontine Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1245 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:17:11 PM  

Representative Rosenthal and Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1245 to the committee.  The bill prohibits physicians specializing in psychiatry or a licensed, certified, or registered mental health provider from preforming conversion therapy on a patient under the age of 18.

02:17:12 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:21:26 PM  

Jody Ryan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  

02:31:00 PM  
Dr. Apryl Alexander, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:06 PM  
Representative Rosenthal responded to committee questions.
02:38:11 PM  
Annika Spilde, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:05 PM  
Matthew Shurka, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:01 PM  
Mr. Shurka responded to committee questions.
02:43:58 PM  
Guyleen Castriotta, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:32 PM  
Sharon Tessier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:07 PM  

Bette Erickson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:57:13 PM  
Megan Brundage, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:16 PM  

Chris Gard, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:00:28 PM  
Brianna Titone, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:05 PM  
Dr. Christopher Rogers, Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:51 PM  
Silas Musick, representing self, testified
in support of the bill.
03:09:46 PM  
Mike Holtby, representing himself, testified regarding the bill.
03:16:27 PM  
Moses Gur, Colorado Behavioral Health Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:46 PM  

Rose Henley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:21:11 PM  
Chase Jones, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:23:32 PM  
Kat Montanez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:22 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.
03:30:15 PM  
Ms. Hudak and Mr. Jones responded to committee questions.
03:31:03 PM  

Two handouts were distributed to the committee (Attachment A and B).

03:35:03 PM  

Robin Goodspeed, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:35:28 PM  
Jeff Johnston, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:39:53 PM  
Jeff Hunt, Colorado Christian University, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:43:08 PM  

Mr. Johnston and Mr. Hunt responded to committee questions.  

03:45:45 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.
03:50:00 PM  
Susan Kerkhoff, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:57:03 PM  

David DeJiacomo, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:58:54 PM  

Tristan Reyez, Inside/Out Youth Services, testified in support of the bill.

04:05:05 PM  
Theresa Schiavone, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:09:42 PM  
Cory Marchi, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:10:15 PM  
Mr. Reyez responded to committee questions.
04:14:44 PM  
Rachel Catt, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:49 PM  
Emma Shinn, LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:17 PM  
Jennifer Carty, Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:25 PM  
Karen Langsley, LGBT Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:27:08 PM  
Ms. Shinn, Ms. Langsley, and Ms. Catt responded to committee questions.
04:43:44 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.

04:44:45 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Rosenthal gave concluding remarks on the bill.
04:51:24 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:01:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1245 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ginal
Beckman No
Catlin No
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
McKean No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:01:03 PM  

Representative Singer recessed the committee briefly.



HB18-1187 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:04:12 PM  

Representative Singer called the committee back to order.

05:08:37 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Buckner, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1187 to the committee. The bill clarifies that if the federal Food and Drug Administration approves a prescription medication containing cannabidiol, then the drug is legal in Colorado to prescribe, dispense, possess/transport, or use.  Amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee (Attachment C).

05:15:36 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony.
05:16:06 PM  

Jessica Wolfe, Greenwich Biosciences, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Wolfe responded to committee questions.

05:20:08 PM  

Luke Johnson, Cloud Company Farms, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr. Johnson responded to committee questions.

05:39:10 PM  

Mary Holmay, Greenwich Biosciences, testified in support of the bill.

05:42:42 PM  
Sarah Klein, Epilepsy Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
05:46:58 PM  

Ms. Holmay and Ms. Klein responded to committee questions.

05:49:18 PM  

Amber Wann, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D) to the committee.

05:56:36 PM  
Kolson Lucas, National Hemp Exchange, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:58:02 PM  

Houng James Sim, National Hemp Exchange, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:02:49 PM  
Mr. Lucas and Mr. Sim responded to committee questions.
06:20:37 PM  

Grant Orvis, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:24:03 PM  
Dawn Greene, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:29:15 PM  

Mr. Orvis and Ms. Greene responded to committee questions.

06:30:44 PM  

Chris Bedrosian, Flora's Mercantile, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:36:04 PM  
Juanita Ramos, Folium Biosciences, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:42:38 PM  

Veronica Carpio, representing herself and Grow Hemp Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:43:50 PM  

Ms. Bedrosian and Ms. Carpio responded to committee questions.

06:56:15 PM  
Deborah Rodriguez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:00:50 PM  

Hunter Buffington, Colorado Hemp Industries Association, testified in a neutral capacity reagrding the bill.

07:08:53 PM  

Samantha Walsh, Tetra Public Affairs, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Walsh responded to committee questions.

07:18:02 PM  

Garrett Groff, representing himself, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:18:42 PM  

Cindy Sovine, Vicente Sederberg, LLC, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:24:58 PM  
Ms. Sovine and Mr. Groff responded to committee questions.
07:39:06 PM  
Gina Moore, Colorado Pharmacist Society, testified regarding the bill.
07:39:39 PM  

Kara Miller, Marijuana Industry Group, testified in a neutral capacity regarding the bill.

07:41:56 PM  
Ms. Moore and Ms. Miller responded to committee questions.
07:44:50 PM  

Jessica Wolfe returned to the table to respond to committee questions.

07:50:57 PM  

Representative Singer distributed and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E) to the committee.

07:52:45 PM  
Representative Buckner distributed and
explained amendment L.005 to the committee (Attachment F).


07:57:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F) to amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:58:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E) to amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Singer
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:00:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C), as amended.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Hooton
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:00:26 PM  
Representative Landgraf and Representative Buckner gave concluding remarks on the bill.
08:00:56 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


08:09:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1187, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
McKean Excused
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Pettersen Excused
Ransom Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 4   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:09:47 PM   Committee Adjourned