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I_COYACRev_2023A 08/17/2023 01:10:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
INTERIM COMMITTEE  COLORADO YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL COMMITTEE
Date 08/17/2023
Attendance
Mason Evans X
Eileen Farrell X
Marchman X
Siddharth Nareddy X
Cate Preece X
Rich X
Camryn Sample E
Meghan Taylor X
Reese VanDyke E
Weinberg E
Winter F. X
Vigil X
Time 01:10:28 PM to 02:17:18 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Vigil
This Report was prepared by Jeanette Chapman
Hearing Items Action Taken
Discussion of Proposals to recommend for drafting Committee Discussion Only

01:15:01 PM
The Office of Legislative
Legal Services presented to the committee on the process for recommending
bills.



Discussion of Proposals to recommend for drafting - Committee Discussion Only


01:25:29 PM  
Siddharth Nareddy,
from Senate District 25, presented on Youth Mental Health. There are a
shortage of resources for youth mental health. Access to treatment is short
across the state, especially in lower income and rural communities. Schools
psychologist shortages and retention are a key problem that needs to be
addressed. The proposal is to provide financial relief to psychologists
for their education.
01:27:39 PM  
The committee discussed
the current psychologist designation and the scope of the proposal.
01:31:02 PM  
Cate Preece, from
Senate District 26, presented on gun violence against youth. School shootings
are a large problem in Colorado, and the threat assessment and data in
schools is underutilized and inconsistent. A solution is to have a gun
violence prevention task force to examine gun violence in schools and that
school districts inform parents on safe storage of firearms.
01:36:11 PM  
The committee had
a discussion of the use and need of a task force.
01:39:20 PM  
Reese Van Dyke, from
Senate District 9, presented on resource assistance and hygiene products.
Hygiene products are less accessible for low income families and lack of
accessibility negatively impacts health, education, well being. The proposal
creates a state grant program to expand availability of hygiene and mentstrual
products to school resource pantries.
01:45:32 PM  
Meghan Taylor, from
Senate District 12, presented to the committee on non-legal name changes
in schools. Currently, Colorado lacks systems to institute non-legal name
changes in public schools. The proposal is for Colorado to develop a consensus
on procedures for non-legal name changes in public schools and that there
should be an advisory committee to study the issue.
01:50:48 PM  
The committee spoke
on the status of non-legal name changes.
01:57:57 PM  
Mason Evans, from
Senate District 3, and Leigh Schmidt, a COYAC alumni, presented to the
committee on youth gender-affirming care. Currently, gender-affirming care
for youth is inaccessible due to increased demand and a lack of widespread
provider training. The proposal is that Colorado should create a grant
program to provide widespread training to family planning clinics, Federally
Qualified Health Centers, and Rural Healthcare Clinics, and create a task
force to study the issue.  
02:08:07 PM  
The committee had
a discussion on the licensing process of the bill.


02:11:53 PM
Motion Draft Youth Mental Health
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:12:18 PM
Motion Draft Violence Against Youth Prevention,
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:13:40 PM  
The committee heard
the proposal to expand Asian American and Pacific Islander history and
contributions to school curricula at their meeting on August 9, 2023.


02:13:45 PM
Motion Draft Asian American History
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:14:13 PM
Motion Draft resource assistance
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:15:36 PM
Motion Draft nonlegal name changes
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:16:05 PM
Motion Draft Youth Gender Affirming Care
Moved Winter F.
Seconded Vigil
Mason Evans Excused
Eileen Farrell Excused
Marchman Yes
Siddharth Nareddy Excused
Cate Preece Excused
Rich No
Camryn Sample Excused
Meghan Taylor Excused
Reese VanDyke Excused
Weinberg Excused
Winter F. Yes
Vigil Yes
YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 8   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:17:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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