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912E575562333CFB872586D80072C0FB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-129

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date May 17, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-129 - Referred to House Appropriations


02:53:30 PM  
Representative Ortiz, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-129 to the committee. The bill creates the Veteran Suicide Prevention Pilot Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to reduce the suicide rate among veterans by providing free behavioral health services.
02:57:55 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.
03:04:37 PM  
Duane France, representing
Family Care Center LLC, and Military and Veteran Mental Health Provider,
testified in support of the bill.  Mr. France responded to committee
questions.
03:19:04 PM  
Kirsten Belaire, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Belaire responded to committee questions.
03:29:17 PM  
Dr. Robert Worthwein, DHS, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Worthwein responded to committee questions.
03:33:17 PM  
Representative Ortiz gave closing remarks on the bill.


03:36:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-129 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Amabile
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Bacon Excused
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Excused
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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