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H_PHC_2019A 03/08/2019 01:11:21 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/08/2019
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Kipp X
Landgraf E
Larson *
Liston X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Michaelson Jenet *
Singer X
Time 01:11:21 PM to 02:57:31 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1125 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1193 Referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1125 - Postponed Indefinitely

01:11:29 PM  

Representative Melton, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1125 to the committee.  This bill allows mental health professionals to access the records of a dismissed complaint with certain information redacted.

01:14:51 PM  
Aaron Carpenter, Legislative Council Staff,
responded to committee questions regarding the fiscal note.
 
01:16:06 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness
testimony on the bill.
01:17:26 PM  
Dr. Reo Leslie, Colorado School for Family
Therapy, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
A).  Dr. Leslie responded to committee questions.  
01:19:39 PM  
Mary Ann Ursich, Community Solutions, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment B).
01:24:12 PM  

Karen McGovern, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment C).  Ms. McGovern responded to committee questions.

01:31:53 PM  

Representative Melton distributed amendments L.001 and L.002 to the committee (Attachments D and E).  



01:36:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Liston
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf Excused
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:37:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf Excused
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Michaelson Jenet
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:38:47 PM  
Representative Melton gave closing remarks
on the bill.
01:40:57 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:44:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1125, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Liston
Caraveo No
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp No
Landgraf Excused
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica No
Pelton Yes
Michaelson Jenet No
Singer No
YES: 5   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


01:45:57 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1125 indefinitely.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Larson No
Liston No
Mullica Yes
Pelton No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1193 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:46:08 PM  

Representative Herod and Representative Pelton, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1193 to the committee.  The bill increases access to substance use disorder treatment and support for pregnant women and new mothers.  The bill creates the Child Care Services and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide child care services to children of women engaged in substance use disorder treatment.

01:58:48 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:59:18 PM  
Nancy VanDeMark, Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:40 PM  
Jade Woodard, Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:13 PM  
Daniel Darting, Signal Behavioral Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
02:14:13 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:17:15 PM  
Byron Pelton, Logan County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment F).
02:21:25 PM  
Bethany Pray, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:27 PM  
Heather Thompson, Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:05 PM  
Amanda Bent, Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:48 PM  
Dr. Carol Wallman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:35:44 PM  
Michelle Deuto, Lutheran Medical Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:59 PM  
Megan Lyda, Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:44 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:44:00 PM  
Representatives Herod and Pelton gave closing remarks on the bill.
02:51:19 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:57:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1193 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Larson
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Excused
Larson Yes
Liston Excused
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:57:31 PM   The committee adjourned.