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S_SA_2019A 04/03/2019 01:35:16 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/03/2019
Attendance
Fields *
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Court X
Foote *
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:16 PM to 02:52:33 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-177 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
HB19-1160 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB19-177 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


01:35:17 PM  

Senator Ginal and Senator Hisey, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-177 to the committee. The bill allows the Department of Human Services (CDHS) to conduct child abuse background checks, upon request, for the screening of persons who work with children, and removes exemptions from fingerprint background checks for certain child care employees.

01:38:08 PM  

Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.

01:46:14 PM  

Carin Rosa, Licensing Administrator, CDHS Office of Early Childhood, testified in support of the bill.

01:46:55 PM  

Erin Mewhinney, Director of Early Care and Learning, CDHS, testified in support of the bill.

01:48:12 PM  

Gini Pingenot, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.

01:50:53 PM  

Heather O'Hayre, representing the Larimer County Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:57 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to committee member questions.

02:06:52 PM  

Senator Ginal presented amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



02:07:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:07:54 PM  

Senators Ginal and Hisey wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



02:10:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-177, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1160 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:10:53 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:15:27 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:15:41 PM  

Senator Lee, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1160 to the committee. The bill creates a three-year mental health facility pilot program in the Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

02:17:13 PM  

Andrew O'Connor, representing himself, testified against the bill.

02:19:21 PM  

Jill Hess-Campbell, representing the Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs, testified in support of the bill.

02:22:30 PM  

Chris Campbell, representing the Union Printers Home, testified in support of the bill.

02:25:26 PM  

Pastor Chris Collins, representing the Union Printers Home, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:36 PM  

Ms. Hess-Campbell responded to questions from the bill sponsor.

02:35:34 PM  

Michele Armstrong, representing UCHealth Memorial Hospital, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:01 PM  

Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:24 PM  

Tim Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:45:05 PM  

Senator Lee discussed amendment L.004 (Attachment B).



02:48:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:48:39 PM  

Senator Lee wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

02:51:45 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Lee.


02:52:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1160, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Excused
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:52:33 PM   The committee adjourned.






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