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S_SA_2019A 04/30/2019 02:29:02 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/30/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Marble *
Sonnenberg X
Moreno X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 02:29:02 PM to 03:51:11 PM
Place SCR 354
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1124 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB19-1009 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1107 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1161 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1320 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB19-1124 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:29:27 PM  

Senator Foote and Senator Gonzales, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1124. The bill prohibits certain actions by law enforcement and clarifies law enforcement's cooperation with federal authorities.

02:35:03 PM  

Committee members received a letter in support of the bill (Attachment A).

02:35:23 PM  

Denise Maes, representing the American Civil Liberties Union, testified in support of the bill.

02:36:53 PM  

Aubrey Hill, representing the Center for Health Progress, testified in support of the bill.

02:41:04 PM  

Karen Orona, representing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:34 PM  

Senators Foote and Gonzales wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



02:44:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1124 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1009 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:44:41 PM  

Senator Pettersen and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1009. The bill expands a state housing voucher program to individuals with substance use disorders who are transitioning back into the community; requires certification of recovery residences; and creates the Opioid Crisis Recovery Funds Advisory Committee.

02:46:26 PM  

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

02:48:56 PM  

Frank Cornelia, representing the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:07 PM  

Jennifer Miles, representing the Colorado Providers Association, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:53 PM  

Senator Pettersen discussed amendment L.018 (Attachment B).



02:54:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018 (Attachment B).
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Moreno
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:54:40 PM  

Senators Priola and Pettersen wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



02:57:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1009, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1107 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:58:15 PM  

Senator Fields and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1107. The bill creates an employment support services program in the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.

02:58:58 PM  

Chaer Robert, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and Skills2Compete, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

03:01:28 PM  

Senators Fields and Priola wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



03:03:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1107 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1161 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:04:20 PM  

Senator Priola, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1161. The bill creates a grant program in the Colorado Department of Education to support physical education instruction in public schools.

03:05:43 PM  

Jesse Webber, representing the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Colorado, testified in support of the bill. The committee received a packet from SHAPE Colorado (Attachment D).

03:09:25 PM  

Dr. Jamie McMullen, representing SHAPE Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:11:05 PM  

Rebecca Dubroff, representing the American Heart Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:18 PM  

Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:14:57 PM  

Dr. McMullen responded to questions from the committee.

03:23:37 PM  

Michael Neal, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:26:59 PM  

Senator Priola wrapped up his presentation of the bill.



03:29:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1161 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1320 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:29:17 PM  

Senator Winter, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1320. The bill requires nonprofit hospitals to address and report on their community benefit activities.

03:32:13 PM  

Joshua Ewing, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:31 PM  

Jessica Morgan, representing the Colorado Association of Health Plans, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:55 PM  

Kim Bimestefer, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

03:36:02 PM  

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

03:37:21 PM  

Allison Neswood, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.

03:39:25 PM  

Ms. Bimestefer, Mr. Ewing, and Ms. Neswood responded to questions from the committee.

03:42:59 PM  
Senator Winter responded to committee questions and wrapped up her presentation of the bill.


03:51:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1320 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Moreno Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:51:11 PM   The committee adjourned.






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