Representative Benavidez and Amabile, prime sponsors, presented HB 22-1065, concerning the standard for emergency mental health treatment and evaluation. Representative Benavidez explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Amabile provided additional input on the merits of the bill. In response to questions, Representatives Amabile and Benavidez clarified the effect of the bill. The sponsors responded to questions regarding how the bill will affect the number of people being placed under 72-hour holds, and data concerning the number of people currently placed on a hold. Discussion ensued regarding the threshold for triggering a mandatory hold under the bill, and the definition of "substantial risk" in the bill. Representative Benavidez responded to questions regarding instances where a "substantial" threshold restricted a liberty interest.