Representative Buentello, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-001 to the committee. The bill extends the Medication-assisted Treatment Pilot Program administered within the University of Colorado for two years and increases its appropriation. Counties in the San Luis Valley — Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Huerfano, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache — and up to two additional counties where a need is demonstrated are eligible to participate in the program, in addition to Pueblo and Routt counties where the program currently operates. The administration of the program is shifted from the College of Nursing to the Center for Research into Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Strategies at the University of Colorado. Representative Buentello responded to committee questions.