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H_PBH_2022A 04/19/2022 01:30:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/19/2022
Attendance
Amabile X
Baisley *
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Hanks *
Holtorf *
Jodeh X
Pelton X
Ricks X
Williams *
Young X
Sirota X
Michaelson Jenet X
Time 01:30:22 PM to 02:53:28 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Michaelson Jenet
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1158 Postponed Indefinitely
SB22-079 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-148 Referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1360 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1158 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:31:42 PM  

Representative Snyder and Representative Sandridge, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1158 concerning the establishment of a center at the Colorado Springs campus of the University of Colorado to provide accessible community services related to substance use. The bill The bill requires the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to establish the CARE Center by December 1, 2022, to provide accessible substance use prevention and treatment services to the community, train counselors, and collect research data. 

 

Representative Sandridge requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.  Representative Snyder further commented on the bill.  Committee members commented on the bill.



01:37:10 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1158 indefinitely.
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Baisley Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-079 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:37:19 PM  

Representative McLachlan made remarks about Senate Bill 22-079, concerning required dementia traning for direct-care staff of specified facilities that provide services to clients living with dementia, which the committee heard testimony on at its March 15, 2022, meeting.

01:39:46 PM  
Representative Young and Representative McLachlan responded to questions from the bill.
01:50:41 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Representative Young made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


01:57:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-079 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Sirota
Amabile Yes
Baisley No
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks No
Holtorf No
Jodeh Yes
Pelton No
Ricks Yes
Williams No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 5   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-148 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:57:26 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Representative Catlin, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-148, concerning the creation of a grant program to provide a grant to a Colorado land-based tribe to support infrastructure improvements to tribal behavioral health facilities that serve indigenous individuals. The bill creates the Colorado Land-based Tribe Behavioral Health Services Grant Program in the Department of Human Services to fund the renovation or construction of a behavioral health facility. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:05:09 PM  

Chairman Melvin Baker, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Rene Gonzalez, representing the Office of Behavioral Health in the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Will Finn, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Gonzalez resumed his testimony in support of the bill.

02:15:24 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Representative Catlin made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


02:20:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-148 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jodeh
Seconded Sirota
Amabile Yes
Baisley Yes
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1360 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:20:40 PM  

Representative Titone and Representative Baisley, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1360, concerning authorizing the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to retain a percentage of the federal child support incentive payment the state receives. Under current law, CDHS is required to pass through 100 percent of federal child support incentive payments received by the state to county departments of human or social services. Under the bill, beginning in federal fiscal year 2024, CDHS may retain federal incentives received by the state above a certain base amount. The base amount is equal to the average annual federal incentive payments received by the state in federal fiscal years 2018 through 2022. The State Board of Human Services is required to promulgate rules specifying performance measures and implementing a process for county and state joint approval of the use of the incentive money retained by the state. Additionally, beginning July 1, 2025 and each year thereafter, the bill requires CDHS to report on projects funded by the federal incentive funds retained by the state to the Joint Technology Committee of the General Assembly.

 

Representative Baisley provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee. Representative Titone discussed amendment L.002 and L.003 (Attachments B and C).

 

02:31:30 PM  

Kyley Burress, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.

Larry Desbien, representing CDHS, testified in support of the bill.

Lynnae Flora, representing the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Jay Morein, representing the Denver Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

Written testimony was provided to the committee (Attachment D).

02:47:32 PM  
Representative Titone explained amendment L.002.


02:48:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Baisley
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile
Baisley
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh
Pelton
Ricks
Williams
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:49:12 PM  
titone L.003


02:49:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Baisley
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile
Baisley
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh
Pelton
Ricks
Williams
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:49:35 PM  
Representative Baisley and Representative Titone made concluding remarks on the bill.


02:53:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1360, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Baisley
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile Yes
Baisley Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:53:28 PM   The committee adjourned.






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