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H_PHC_2019A 02/20/2019 11:16:10 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/20/2019
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Larson X
Liston X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Michaelson Jenet X
Singer X
Time 11:16:10 AM to 01:49:33 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1120 Lay Over

HB19-1120 - Lay Over

11:16:20 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative
Roberts, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1120 to the committee.
 The bill requires the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to create
and maintain a resource bank of program materials and curricula pertaining
to mental health.  The bill also allows children between the ages
of twelve and fourteen years old to access psychotherapy services without
parental consent.  A draft amendment, L.008, was distributed (Attachment
A).
11:28:39 AM  
Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Roberts responded to committee questions about the bill.
11:41:46 AM  

Committee discussion continued with the bill sponsors.

11:47:26 AM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
11:47:48 AM  
Heather Kennedy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:53:10 AM  
Liliana Flanigan, representing herself,
testified remotely in support of the bill.
11:55:27 AM  
An unidentified member of the public testified remotely in
support of the bill.
11:58:09 AM  
Erica Kitzman, representing herself, testified remotely in support of the bill.
12:00:53 PM  
Corey Engle, The Bridge Project, testified
in support of the bill and distributed handouts (Attachments B and C).
12:05:07 PM  
Iman Jodeh, Interfaith Alliance, testified
in support of the bill.  
12:11:14 PM  
Riah Hollis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:13:22 PM  
Susan Marine, Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D).
12:17:59 PM  
Amanda Merfeld, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.
12:21:08 PM  
Becky Zal-Sanchez, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.
12:24:20 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
12:35:06 PM  
Brad Miller, Colorado Family Action, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:39:17 PM  
Debbie Chaves, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:42:16 PM  
Lisa Miller, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
12:45:51 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:00:46 PM  
Teaghan Ferguson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:03:42 PM  
Riley Judd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:05:49 PM  
Liam McCarthy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:07:52 PM  
Amy Rodriguez, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill
01:10:34 PM  
Sophira Klearman, Project We Care Colorado,
testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
E).
01:15:53 PM  
Alyssa Anderson, Project We Care Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:17:45 PM  
Tenley Burwell, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
01:21:15 PM  
Sally Boccella, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:24:02 PM  
Lauren Snyder, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:28:58 PM  
Marla Benavidez, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
01:31:20 PM  
Frank Cornelia, Colorado Behavioral Health
Care Council, testified in a neutral position on the bill.  

01:33:37 PM  
Dr. Dawn Matera Bassett, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.
01:37:25 PM  
Mariana Galvez Seminario, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:03 PM  
Dr. Ryan Burkhart, Colorado Counseling Association, testified in support of the bill.
01:42:22 PM  
Natalie Yao, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill.
01:48:29 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action.


01:49:33 PM   The committee adjourned.