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S_HHS_2021A 04/07/2021 01:32:05 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/07/2021
Attendance
Buckner X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer *
Simpson X
Smallwood *
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:32:05 PM to 06:01:00 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado Committee Discussion Only
Conf 21-Children's Trust Fund Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1022 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB21-154 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
SB21-201 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

Presentation from the Child Protection Ombudsman of Colorado - Committee Discussion Only


01:32:35 PM  
Stephaine Villafuerte,
Child Protection Ombudsman (CPO), presented information about the CPO and
responded to questions. A copy of her presentation may be found at Attachment
A.



Conf 21-Children's Trust Fund Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:49:23 PM  

Kendra Dunn, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), introduced the two appointees to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board: Heather Myer and Deborah Kenny.

01:51:30 PM  
Heather Myer and
Deborah Kenny each discussed their quailfications and experience to be
appointed to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board.

The Governor's executive order and appointment letter is included as Attachment
B. Ms. Myer's and Ms. Kenny's resumes and applications may be found at
the State Archives.


01:56:02 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Deborah Kenny and Heather Meyer to the Colorado Children's Trust Fund Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Excused
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1022 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:56:21 PM  

Senator Ginal, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1022. The bill

02:02:07 PM  
Dr. Althea O'Shaughnessy,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:28 PM  
Elisa Turner, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to questions.
02:12:12 PM  
Judy Becerra, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:19:36 PM  
Laura Koupal, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:29:26 PM  
Ms. Koupal continued to respond to questions.
02:34:16 PM  
Shanna Shushereba,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to
questions.
02:38:39 PM  
Ms. Judith Hoechst, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Senator Fields dialogued with the witness.
02:46:05 PM  
Mrs.  Christina
Ewoldt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:18 PM  
Mrs. Jennifer Ayotte,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.


Additional witness
testimony may be found at Attachment C.


02:55:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:58:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1022, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-154 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

03:00:43 PM  
Senators Simpson and Kolker, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-154 and responded to questions. Senator Fields made comments the senators' testimony.
03:16:20 PM  
The co-prime sponsors continued to discuss the bill and respond to questions.
03:23:22 PM  
Discussion with the co-prime sponsors continued.
03:31:16 PM  
Moe Keller, Mental
Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:21 PM  
Bev Marquez, Colorado Crisis Services, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:48:22 PM  
Sheri Cole, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
03:56:04 PM  
Mrs Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:00:03 PM  
Douglas County Commissioner
Abe Laydon, Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill and
responded to committee questions. Committee members discussed the bill's
funding with Mr. Laydon.
04:10:34 PM  
Discussion continued.
04:19:10 PM  
Moses Gur, Colorado
Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.
04:19:17 PM  
Michael Chevrier,Colorado
Society of School Psychologists, testified in support of the bill.
04:22:15 PM  
Doug Henning, representing
himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:31:08 PM  

Elizabeth Owens, CDHS, responded to questions.

04:32:37 PM  
Senators Simpson
and Kolker presented amendment L.001 (Attachment E).


04:35:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:35:13 PM  
Senator Kolker presented
amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


04:37:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:37:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:41:53 PM  
The bill sponsors
presented amendment L.004 (Attachment H) and responded to questions about
the amendment.

Daryl Branson, PUC SSS, responded to questions.



04:42:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:43:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment I)
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:44:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:52:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-154, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
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



SB21-201 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:52:51 PM  
Senators Pettersen
and Danielson, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-201 and responded
to questions.
The
bill addresses concerns related to child care facilities that are operating
without a valid license or are exempt from licensure
.
05:12:50 PM  
Kelsey Matthews,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Committee
members discussed the bill with the witness.  
05:21:06 PM  
Asley Albright-Pedigo, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
05:26:06 PM  
Carin Rosa, Office
of Early Childhood, CDHS, was present for questions.
05:27:34 PM  
Mrs. Lorena  Garcia,
Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, testified to amend the bill and responded
to questions.
05:32:15 PM  
Carin Rosa responded
to questions.  Additional witness testimony may be found at Attachment
K.
05:45:54 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.004 (Attachment L).


05:48:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment L).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:49:10 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.005 (Attachment M) and responded to questions.



05:53:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment M).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:53:31 PM  
Senators Pettersen
and Danielson provided closing remarks.  


06:00:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-201, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:01:00 PM   The committee adjourned.






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