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h_phc_2018a_2018-04-10t13:38:32z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1108

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 10, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1108 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:47:38 PM  

Representative Danielson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1108 to the committee.  The bill clarifies and expands services that the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing offer to include persons who are deafblind; creates a citizens council to advise the commission, state and local governments, and other relevant entities on deafblind issues; and expands the authority of the commission.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).  

01:51:45 PM  

Representative Danielson responded to committee questions.

01:52:43 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

01:53:36 PM  

Avi Haimowitz, Deaf Overcoming Violence Through Empowerment, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.

02:00:33 PM  

Matthew Ruggles, The Independence Center and State Independent Living Council, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.  

02:01:44 PM  
Emily Harvey, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:06:15 PM  
Ms. Haimowitz responded to committee questions.
 
02:08:30 PM  

Shannon Callahan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.  

02:12:36 PM  
Susan Elliot, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:16 PM  

Vance Youngs, Colorado Association for the Deaf, testified in support of the bill with the assistance of an interpreter.

02:17:57 PM  

Carolyn Haas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Haas responded to committee questions.

02:27:25 PM  
Cynde Vaughn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:34:13 PM  
Representative Danielson distributed and explained amendment L.002 [Attachment B].
02:36:41 PM  
Kip Kolkmeier, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to to the table to respond to questions on the amendment.
02:38:23 PM  
Representative Danielson responded to committee questions.


02:43:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Danielson
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman
Catlin
Everett Excused
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:43:37 PM  
Representative Danielson gave concluding remarks on the bill.
02:45:16 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:48:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1108, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Danielson
Seconded Ginal
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom Yes
Winkler Yes
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS