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5F88B720F283D242872586C3006C3E5E Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-239

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 26, 2021      
Location SCR 357



SB21-239 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:40:44 PM  
Senator Zenzinger,
co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-239. The bill requires the Colorado
2-1-1 to provide referrals to behavioral health services and requires the
state to partner with Colorado 2-1-1 to conduct targeted outreach for the
hotline.
01:44:07 PM  
Robert Werthwein,
CDHS Office of Behavioral Health, testified in support of the bill.
01:46:41 PM  
Mr. Ray Merenstein,
National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado, testified in support of the
bill.



Mr. Werthwein responded to questions about the bill's fiscal impact.  
01:53:51 PM  
Stephanie Sanchez,
Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:22 PM  
Mr. Andrew Escamilla,
Colorado 2-1-1 and Hilltop Community Resources, testified in support of
the bill.




Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment B.
02:01:48 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Kolker, co-prime sponsors, responded to questions. Ms. Sanchez and
Mr. Escamilla also responded to questions.  

02:08:46 PM  
Senators Kolker and
Zenzinger described amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



02:11:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Hisey
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:12:30 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Kolker provided closing remarks.  


02:17:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-239, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Hisey Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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