Location: RM 271
Presentation by the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to Joint Rule 25
COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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01:40 PM -- Presentation by the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to Joint Rule 25
Senator Smallwood called the meeting to order and reviewed the agenda (Attachment A).
Senator Lambert introduce the members of the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and the JBC staff.
Representative Young discussed the JBC's responsibility in preparing the budget, including meeting with state departments, the supplemental process, and figure setting.
Representative Young discussed the budget request for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) as presented on page 25 of the JBC Staff Budget Briefing Summary (Attachment B). He explained that the briefing document summarizes the budget requests of the Executive and Judicial branches of state government, not the final budget. He responded to questions from the committee regarding the requests for medical services premiums, behavioral health, the children's basic health plan, and the regional center task force.
Committee discussion followed about the various budget requests for HCPF. Discussion about annualized prior year budget actions followed.
Representative Young presented the budget items for the Department of Human Services (DHS) as outlined on page 39 of the briefing document (Attachment B). Representative Young responded to questions about the Hospital Provider Fee narrative on page 31 of the briefing document. Committee questions and discussion followed.
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/fy17-18-brfsum-12-21-16.pdf (Attach B)
Representative Young discussed the Governor's budget amendments (Attachment C) and responded to questions about the budget requests related to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the Mental Health Hold Task Force. Committee discussion and questions followed about childhood expulsions from schools.
Representative Young presented the budget request for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as outlined on page 75 of the briefing document (Attachment B). Committee questions followed about the waste tire program in CDPHE . Committee discussion and questions continued. Referencing page 82 in the briefing document, Senator Lambert responded to questions about Centrally Appropriated Line Items in the state budget.
JBC members made closing comments and discussed the JBC staff documents that are available on the JBC website at https://leg.colorado.gov/agencies/joint-budget-committee.