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BABB0601A76E454E872586AF0059B3B5 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

HB21-1206 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

10:20:10 AM  
Representative A.
Valdez, bill co-sponsor, introduced HB21-1206.  The bill moves the
responsibility for oversight of Medicaid nonmedical and nonemergency medical
transportation services from the Public Utilities Commission in the Department
of Regulatory Agencies to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
(HCPF).  The bill requires HCPF to collaborate with stakeholders to
establish rules for safety, access to services, and driver and vehicle
10:22:09 AM  
Representative Larson, bill co-sponsor, continued with opening remarks on HB21-1206.
10:24:53 AM  
Mr. Kelly Milan, representing Colorado Mountain Transporation Association, testified to amend the bill.
10:28:31 AM  
Mr. Mark Valentine,
representing Representing the Colorado Mountain Transportation Alliance
- NEMT/NMT transportation, testified to amend the bill.  He distributed
a handout to the committee (Attachment A).  Mr. Valentine responded
to questions from the committee.
10:36:50 AM  
Mr. Colin Laughlin, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Ellen Jensby, representing Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jennifer Levin, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Bryn Baldassari, representing Stepping Stone Support Center, testified in support of the bill.
10:51:06 AM  
Mrs. Dana Lange, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Katie Svihlik-Burpo, representing GoldStar Learning Options, testified in support of the bill. The testimony of Mrs. Kathy Fieber, representing herself, was read.
11:00:59 AM  
Representative Larson
introduced and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).

11:04:25 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Kennedy
Williams D.
Jackson Excused
Van Beber
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:04:38 AM  
The bill sponsors provided closing comments on the bill.
11:06:10 AM  
Committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

11:08:51 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1206, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Caraveo
Seconded Mullica
Baisley Yes
Williams D. No
Hanks Yes
Jackson Excused
Kennedy Yes
McCormick Yes
Mullica Yes
Ortiz Yes
Soper Yes
Titone Yes
Van Beber Yes
Caraveo Yes
Lontine Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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