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s_hhs_2018a_2018-03-29t13:33:28z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-214

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 29, 2018      
Location SCR 354



SB18-214 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:02:57 PM  

Senator Crowder, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-214.  The bill requires the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to prepare and submit a waiver to allow the state to institute a work requirement for able-bodied adults receiving Medicaid services, and upon receipt of the waiver, to institute the requirement.  Senator Crowder distributed two handouts to the committee [Attachments G and H].  Senator Crowder responded to questions.

03:11:53 PM  

Committee discussion followed.  Senator Aguilar distributed amendment L.001 [Attachment I].

03:21:49 PM  

A.W. Schnellbacher, AARP Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:25:17 PM  

Allison Neswood, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition to the bill and provided four handouts to the committee [Attachments J, K, L, and M].

03:30:17 PM  

Tom Massey, HCPF, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:33:19 PM  

Zachary Watson, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:36:54 PM  
Ms. Neswood responded to questions from the committee.
03:40:30 PM  

Mr. Massey responded to questions.  Committee discussion followed.

03:54:41 PM  
Ms. Watson responded to questions.
03:56:33 PM  

Committee questions and comments continued.

04:03:06 PM  
Senator Smallwood recessed the meeting.
04:12:24 PM  
Senator Smallwood reconvened the meeting.
04:12:50 PM  

Alyson Williams, Health District of Northern Larimer County, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:20:02 PM  

Janeen McGee, Lake County Department of Human Services, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:22:12 PM  

Dr. Kenyon Weidle, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:25:49 PM  

Dr. Kaitlin Whelan, American Academy of Pediatrics - Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:30:58 PM  

Bob Bongiovanni, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:33:52 PM  

Theresa Schiavone, National Alliance on Mental Illness - Denver, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:33:53 PM  

Antonella Lyles, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:36:51 PM  
Peter Severson, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:39:06 PM  
Ms. Lyles answered questions from the committee.
04:40:08 PM  
Erin Miller, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:42:51 PM  
Shelby Scott, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:46:28 PM  
Aubrey Hasvold, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:49:32 PM  
Larry Krause, National Alliance on Mental Illness, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:53:16 PM  

Senator Crowder commented on the bill.

04:57:57 PM  

Jeanette Hensley, Colorado Senior Lobby, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment N].

05:00:16 PM  
Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:02:40 PM  

Adela Flores Brennan, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:08:34 PM  

John Armstrong, Komen Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:13:53 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:16:17 PM  

Jeri Shepard, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:21:40 PM  

Kristopher Grant, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:24:24 PM  

Dana Bacon, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:28:49 PM  

Natalie Wood, Bell Policy Center, testified in opposition to the bill and provided a handout to the committee [Attachement O].

05:32:14 PM  

Eileen Bond, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:35:48 PM  

Hope Hyett, Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in opposition of the bill.

05:39:06 PM  

Kate Fitch, Colorado Mental Wellness Network, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment P).



05:50:11 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Aguilar No
Crowder Yes
Kefalas No
Martinez Humenik No
Smallwood Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:50:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-214 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Aguilar
Seconded
Aguilar Yes
Crowder No
Kefalas Yes
Martinez Humenik Yes
Smallwood No
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:50:28 PM  

Senator Smallwood recessed the meeting.