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8038BFBD67F1B2D68725883100733CD7 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 27, 2022      
Location SCR 357

HB22-1303 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

02:58:46 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Smallwood, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1303, which requires an increase in the number of residential behavioral health beds, creates a new Medicaid provider type, and requires licensing of the new provider type — mental health residential facilities.

Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors and provided clarifying comments.

03:05:40 PM  
Perry May, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Deputy Medicaid Director Cristen Bates, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was available for questions only.

Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:12:25 PM  
Leslie Kalechman, representing AARP Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Amy Lyden-Cardinal, representing the Jefferson Center for Mental Health, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:26 PM  
Timothy Lane, representing
the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council, testified in support of the

Additional written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment
03:20:55 PM  
Bill sponsors provided closing remarks.

03:21:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1303 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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