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H_PHC_2019A 04/12/2019 12:32:45 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/12/2019
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 12:32:45 PM to 01:53:38 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Singer
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1288 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1308 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB19-164 Referred to House Appropriations

HB19-1288 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:32:57 PM  

Representative Singer and Representative Duran, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1288 to the committee.  The bill establishes certain rights for siblings in foster care, unless the rights are not in the best interests of one of the siblings.

12:38:28 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
12:38:43 PM  
Chaz Tedesco, Adams County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.
12:41:42 PM  
Korey Elger, Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
12:42:24 PM  

Nancy Stewart, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

12:44:35 PM  
Dominique Mallard, Project Foster Power, testified in support of the bill.
12:48:27 PM  
Brianna Lennon, Project Foster Power, testified in support of the bill.
12:51:41 PM  
Stacey Sanders, Elevating Connections, testified in support of the bill.
12:55:02 PM  
Sheri Danz, Office of the Child's Representative,
testified in support of the bill.
12:56:49 PM  

Giselle Bernhardt, representing herself and Project Foster Power, testified in support of the bill.

12:58:44 PM  

Devonisha Bugarin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:01:11 PM  

Davion Bugarin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:05:37 PM  
Representative Singer commented on the bill and amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


01:11:58 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment to L.001 (Attachment A), line 21, strike "14 and 17" and insert "15 through 18".
Moved Singer
Seconded Mullica
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:12:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A), as amended.
Moved Singer
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:12:32 PM  
Representative Singer responded to committee questions about the bill.
01:12:33 PM  
Representatives Singer and Duran gave closing remarks on the bill.
01:13:10 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:16:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1288, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Singer
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1308 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:16:48 PM  
Representative Landgraf and Representative
Singer, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1308 to the committee.  The

bill authorizes the state Department of Human Services (DHS) to implement
a foster care prevention services program and makes other changes to begin
the state's implementation of the federal Families First Prevention Services
Act.
01:18:02 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:18:26 PM  
Sheri Danz, Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
01:19:10 PM  
Gretchen Russo, DHS, testified in support of the bill.
01:22:18 PM  
Katie Smith, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
01:25:44 PM  

Jamie Ulrich, Weld County Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

01:26:05 PM  

Representative Singer and Landgraf distributed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments B, C, and D).



01:28:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C) to L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:29:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B), as amended.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:29:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Singer
Caraveo
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Kipp
Landgraf
Larson
Liston
Mullica
Pelton
Singer
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:29:49 PM  
Representative Singer and Landgraf gave
closing remarks on the bill.  The bill sponsors responded to committee
questions.  


01:33:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1308, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Landgraf
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-164 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:33:23 PM  
Representative Mullica, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill
19-164 to the committee.  The bill extends the repeal date for the
In-Home Support Services (IHSS) program administered by the Department
of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to September 1, 2028.  The
bill also modifies the definition of "eligible persons" and removes
an obsolete reporting requirement, as recommended in the sunset review.
01:36:32 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:37:05 PM  
Kevin Smith, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:39:10 PM  

David Bolin, Colorado Long Term Service Providers, testified in support of the bill.

01:42:12 PM  

Erin Thatcher, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.

01:44:19 PM  
Brian Tobias, Department of Regulatory Agencies, responded to committee questions.
01:46:58 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:47:12 PM  

Dave DeNovellis, HCPF, responded to committee questions.

01:49:07 PM  
Representative Mullica gave closing remarks on the bill.
01:49:50 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


01:51:14 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-164 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Mullica
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Kipp Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


01:53:38 PM   The committee adjourned.