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H_PHC_2018A 04/27/2018 02:21:35 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/27/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Catlin X
Everett X
Ginal X
Hansen X
Hooton X
Kennedy X
Lontine *
Ransom X
Sias X
Winkler X
Danielson *
Singer X
Time 02:21:35 PM to 04:12:07 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1411 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1405 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1407 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1390 Amended, referred to House Finance
SB18-024 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-016 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1411 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:21:50 PM  
Representative Pabon, bill sponsor, presented
House Bill 18-1411 to the committee.  The bill exempts individuals
or agencies that undergo a background check for a child care center license
from an additional background check to work with vulnerable persons.

 
02:21:51 PM  

No witnesses testified on this bill.

02:24:22 PM  
Representative Pabon distributed amendment L.001 to the committee [Attachment A].


02:25:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Excused
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine Excused
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson Excused
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:25:48 PM  

Representative Pabon gave concluding remarks on the bill.



02:26:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1411, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Excused
Ransom Yes
Sias Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Excused
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1405 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:27:06 PM  

Representative Lee, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1405 to the committee.  The bill exempts providers of legal assistance and associated staff for agencies of aging from being mandatory reporters for mistreatment of elder adults and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

02:30:06 PM  

Representative Lee distributed amendment L.001 to the committee (Attachment B).

02:30:24 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
02:30:33 PM  
Rich Mauro, Denver Regional Council of Governments, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:15 PM  
Kelsey Lesco, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.


02:34:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Danielson
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine Excused
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:34:47 PM  
Representative Lee gave concluding remarks on the bill.


02:36:05 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1405, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Hooton
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Excused
Ransom Yes
Sias Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1390 - Committee Discussion Only


02:37:05 PM  

Representative Singer and Representative Ransom, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1390 to the committee.  The bill allows parents to enter into an authorized agreement with another person to take care of their child for less than six months.  Witness testimony on the bill was heard during the April 24, 2018, House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee meeting.  

02:38:28 PM  

Representative Singer distributed amendment L.005 to the committee (Attachment C).



02:40:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Singer
Seconded Ransom
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine Excused
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:40:39 PM  

Representative Danielson laid the bill over until later in the meeting, and recessed the committee briefly.



HB18-1407 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:46:35 PM  

Representative Danielson called the meeting back to order.  Representative Young and Representative Rankin, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1407 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to seek federal approval for a 6.5 percent increase to the reimbursement rate for specific services that are delivered through home- and community-based services waivers.  All of the increased funding must be used to increase compensation for direct support professionals.  In addition, HCPF must offer enrollment to certain individuals on the waiting list for waiver services.  A handout was distributed (Attachment D).  

02:51:57 PM  
Amendments L.001 and L.002 were distributed to the committee (Attachments E and F).
02:52:47 PM  
Representative Young responded to committee questions.
02:54:37 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

03:00:14 PM  
Cheryl Wicks, Mosaic Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:00 PM  
Tim Grove, Mosaic Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:40 PM  
Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:55 PM  
Carol Meredith, The Arc of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:36 PM  
Randy Brodersen, North Metro Community
Services and Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:26 PM  

Emma Hudson, Alliance, and Dave DeNovellis, HCPF, came to the table to respond to questions on the bill and amendments.



03:23:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:23:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Ginal
Seconded Ransom
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hansen
Hooton
Kennedy
Lontine Excused
Ransom
Sias
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:23:48 PM  
Representatives Rankin and Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.


03:29:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1407, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Winkler
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Sias Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-024 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:33:27 PM  

Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-024 to the committee.  The bill modifies the Colorado Health Services Corps program to expand the availability of behavioral health care providers in designated shortage areas.    

03:34:43 PM  
Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:36:12 PM  

Jennifer Miles, Colorado Providers Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:37:23 PM  

Steve Holloway, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill.

03:38:33 PM  

Jose Esquibel, Colorado Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill.

03:42:06 PM  
Representative Singer gave concluding remarks on the bill.


03:48:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-024 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Kennedy
Beckman No
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Sias No
Winkler No
Singer Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1390 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:29:29 PM  

Representatives Singer and Ransom gave concluding remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented.



03:31:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1390, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Singer
Seconded Ransom
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hansen No
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Sias Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson No
Singer Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-016 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:48:51 PM  

Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-016 to the committee.  The bill continues a transfer of unspent community corrections funding to the Department of Local Affairs to support transitional housing for persons leaving the criminal justice system.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment G). 0

03:52:01 PM  
Amendment L.001 was distributed to the committee (Attachment H).
03:52:26 PM  
Representative Singer responded to committee questions.
03:53:28 PM  

Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

03:54:44 PM  

Alison George, Department of Local Affairs, testified in support of the bill.

03:56:01 PM  

Gina Shimeall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:00:51 PM  
Ms. Shimeall and Ms. George responded to committee questions.
04:08:24 PM  
Representative Singer gave concluding remarks on the bill.


04:08:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment H).
Moved Singer
Seconded Hansen
Beckman No
Catlin No
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Sias No
Winkler No
Singer Yes
Danielson Yes
YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:09:52 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-016, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Hansen
Beckman No
Catlin No
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hansen Yes
Hooton Yes
Kennedy Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Sias No
Winkler No
Singer Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:12:07 PM   Committee Adjourned