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H_PHC_2019A 03/22/2019 10:34:29 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/22/2019
Attendance
Caraveo X
Cutter *
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Kipp X
Landgraf X
Larson X
Liston X
Mullica X
Pelton X
Saine X
Michaelson Jenet X
Time 10:34:29 AM to 11:58:21 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-063 Referred to House Appropriations
SB19-001 Referred to House Appropriations

SB19-063 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:36:36 AM  

Representative Valdez and Representative Buentello, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-063 to the committee.  The bill requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Early Childhood Leadership Commission to develop a strategic action plan to address the decline of family child care homes and availability of child care throughout the state, and submit a report to the General Assembly.  The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

10:44:09 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

10:44:18 AM  
Roger Olson, Kids Castle, testified in support of the bill.
10:48:18 AM  
Benjamin Waters, Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.
10:49:05 AM  
Christina Walker, Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.
10:52:31 AM  
Representatives Valdez and Buentello gave
closing remarks on the bill.
10:53:24 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


10:55:01 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-063 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kipp
Seconded Mullica
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Excused
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-001 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:55:11 AM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet recessed
the committee.
10:57:14 AM  
Representative Mullica called the meeting
back to order.
10:58:43 AM  

Representative Buentello, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-001 to the committee.  The bill extends the Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program administered within the University of Colorado for two years and increases its appropriation.  Counties in the San Luis Valley — Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Huerfano, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache — and up to two additional counties where a need is demonstrated are eligible to participate in the program, in addition to Pueblo and Routt counties where the program currently operates.  The administration of the program is shifted from the College of Nursing to the Center for Research into Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Strategies at the University of Colorado.  Representative Buentello responded to committee questions.

11:14:35 AM  
Representative Mullica proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
11:15:02 AM  
Melinda McDowell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
11:20:30 AM  
Dr. Robert Valuck, Colorado Consortium for Rx Drug Abuse Prevention, testified in support of the bill.
11:24:07 AM  
Valerie Schlecht, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
11:24:51 AM  
Dr. Stephanie Stewart, American Society of Addiction Medicine, testified in support of the bill.
11:25:53 AM  
Dr. Valuck and Ms. McDowell responded to committee questions.
11:43:07 AM  

Dr. Paul Cook, Univeristy of Colorado College of Nursing, testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Cook responded to committee questions.

11:47:22 AM  
Representative Mullica recessed the committee.
11:49:02 AM  
Representative Mullica called the meeting
back to order.
11:49:37 AM  
Representative Buentello gave closing remarks on the bill.
11:51:19 AM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


11:58:10 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-001 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston No
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Mullica Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:58:21 AM   The committee adjourned.