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H_PHC_2018A 05/01/2018 02:07:27 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/01/2018
Attendance
Beckman *
Catlin X
Everett X
Ginal X
Hooton X
Landgraf X
Lontine X
Ransom *
Rosenthal X
Winkler *
Young X
Michaelson Jenet X
Danielson X
Time 02:07:27 PM to 04:57:36 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB18-1433 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-201 Postponed Indefinitely
SB18-145 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-231 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB18-254 Referred to House Appropriations
HB18-1434 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

HB18-1433 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:08:09 PM  

Representative Gray, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1433 to the committee.  This bill removes "registered" from the titles used by naturopathic doctors and requires that certain disclosures be made to patients.

02:09:27 PM  

Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:11:29 PM  

Linda Rosa, Advocates for Children in Therapy, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment A).

02:14:08 PM  
Larry Sarner, Colorado Citizens for Science in Medicine, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:17:14 PM  
Dr. James Gilchrist, Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified regarding the bill.
02:21:04 PM  
Representative Gray gave concluding remarks on the bill.


02:23:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1433 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Yes
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom Yes
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-201 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:23:38 PM  

Representative Covarrubias, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-201 to the committee.  The bill expands the length of time that religious organizations can provide on-site child care and remain exempt from child care licensing.    

02:26:04 PM  

Representative Covarrubias responded to committee questions on the bill.

02:26:28 PM  

Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:30:01 PM  
Mary Anne Snyder, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:31:10 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:33:49 PM  
Christina Walker, Clayton Early Learning, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:34:49 PM  
Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:38:09 PM  

Diane Price, Early Connections Learning Centers, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Price responded to committee questions.

02:41:08 PM  
Rigo Mendez read the testimony of Gabe Valle and Bishop Porter in support of the bill.
02:47:20 PM  

Rachel Swally, Church for All Nations, testified in support of the bill.

02:49:51 PM  

Joshua Lehman, Elmwood Baptist Church, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:05 PM  
Pedro Gonzalez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.
02:54:51 PM  

Mr. Lehman and Ms. Swally responded to committee questions.

03:01:39 PM  
Jessica Ross, Colorado Family Action, testified in support of the bill.
03:02:35 PM  

Lori Rase, Highline Community Church, testified in support of the bill.  

03:06:06 PM  

Sheila Robinson, Centennial Church, testified in support of the bill.

03:08:27 PM  
Chris Robinson, Crossroads Church, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:20 PM  

Mr. Robinson, Ms. Robinson, and Ms. Rase responded to committee questions.

03:16:17 PM  
Emperatriz Lugo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.
03:21:18 PM  
Representative Covarrubias gave concluding remarks on the bill.
03:23:45 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:29:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-201 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ransom
Seconded Beckman
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal No
Hooton No
Landgraf Yes
Lontine No
Ransom Yes
Rosenthal No
Winkler Yes
Young No
Michaelson Jenet No
Danielson No
YES: 5   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:30:13 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-201 indefinitely.
Moved Danielson
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Catlin No
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-145 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:30:59 PM  

Representative Ginal, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-145 to the committee.  The bill implements recommendations from the 2017 Employment First Advisory Partnership initial report on its strategic plan.  The recommendations in the bill include requiring training or certification of all providers of supported employment services for persons with disabilities; establishing a fee for the discovery process alternative assessment tool; and increasing data collection efforts.  A handout was ditributed to the committee (Attachmemnt B).

03:33:09 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

03:33:20 PM  
Cari Brown, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:45 PM  
Stacey Whiteside, Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:19 PM  

Randy Bordersen, Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

03:38:57 PM  
Ms. Whiteside and Ms. Brown responded to committee questions.
03:44:12 PM  
Representative Ginal gave concluding remarks on the bill.
03:45:15 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:48:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-145 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded Lontine
Beckman No
Catlin No
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-231 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:48:29 PM  

Representative Young, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-231 to the committee.  This bill creates a 10-member Task Force for Transition Planning in the Office of Community Living in the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.  A handout was distributed (Attachment C).

03:52:06 PM  

Representative Young distributed amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment D).

03:52:50 PM  
Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:53:07 PM  
Heidi Haines, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:53:46 PM  
Patrick Hackney, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:52 PM  
Representative Young gave concluding remarks on the bill.


03:57:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Young
Seconded Lontine
Beckman
Catlin
Everett Excused
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Rosenthal
Winkler
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Danielson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:02:16 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-231, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Hooton
Beckman No
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-254 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:02:32 PM  

Representative Rankin and Representative Young, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-254 to the committee.  The bill makes several changes to how the state funds child welfare services through the Department of Human Services.  Changes include developement of a new funding model, creation of the Child Welfare Prevention and Intervention Services Cash Fund, reduction in the county share of adoption assistance payments, and adjustments to the Chilld Welfare Allocation Committee.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).

04:05:37 PM  
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
04:10:20 PM  

Cindy Domenico, Boulder County Commissioner and County Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:58 PM  
Brian Brant, Fostering Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:51 PM  

Dr. Skip Barber, Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

04:16:17 PM  
Ms. Pingenot responded to committee questions.
04:20:08 PM  
Representatives Young and Rankin gave concluding remarks on the bill.


04:24:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-254 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Danielson
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1434 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


04:25:07 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet presented House Bill 18-1434 to the committee.  The bill expands the Safe2Tell program duties to provide certain training and technical assistance, and requires additional reporting on the program.

04:28:01 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.
04:32:07 PM  
Representative Danielson proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:32:39 PM  

Brandon Shaffer, St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.

04:33:46 PM  

Don Haddad, St. Vrain Valley School District, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:20 PM  

Liz and Lucy Geisleman, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:12 PM  

Susan Payne, Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill and distributed hanbdouts to the committee (Attachments F and G).

04:44:07 PM  
Evie Hudak, Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
04:45:25 PM  

Mr. Haddad and Ms. Geisleman responded to committee questions.

04:51:46 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet distributed amendment L.001 to the committee (Attachment H). 

04:53:17 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet gave concluding remarks on the bill.


04:53:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment H).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ginal
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Ransom
Rosenthal
Winkler
Young
Michaelson Jenet
Danielson
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:57:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1434, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:57:36 PM   Committee Adjourned