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S_HHS_2021A 04/19/2021 01:30:19 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/19/2021
Attendance
Buckner *
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:30:19 PM to 02:18:52 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Aging — Colorado Commission On The Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1099 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Aging — Colorado Commission On The - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:30:32 PM  
Lauren O'Connell,
appointee, described her experience and qualifications to serve on the
Colorado Commission on Aging. The Governor's executive order and appointment
letter may be found at  Attachment A.  Each appointee's resume
and application may be found at the State Archives.

01:32:23 PM  
Reverand Margaret
Nugent, appointee, discussed her experience and qualifications to serve
on the commission.
01:33:38 PM  
Myles Crane, appointee,
discussed his experience and qualifications to serve on the commission.

01:34:57 PM  
Debra Herrera, appointee,
discussed her experience and qualifications to serve on the commission
.
01:36:27 PM  
Connie Ring, appointee,
discussed her experience and qualifications to serve on the commission.
 
01:38:25 PM  
Each appointee responded
to the question "What is the most important issue facing the Commission?"

01:45:53 PM  
James Ron DeVries
and Jane Barnes, appointees, each explained their experience and qualifications
to serve on the commission.


01:49:09 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Debra Herrera, Jane Barnes, Connie Ring, James DeVries, Myles Crane, Margaret Nugent, and Lauren O'Connell to the Colorado Commission On Aging 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 Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1099 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:49:16 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Smallwood, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1099. The bill
creates a task force to update the definition of domestic abuse in relation
to child abuse and neglect.
01:55:24 PM  
Betsy Fordyce, Rocky
Mountain Children's Law Center, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:50 PM  
Stephanie Villafuerte, Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.
02:04:14 PM  
Commissioner Abe
Laydon, Douglas County Commissioner, testified in support of the bill.

02:06:02 PM  
Ms Yolanda Arredondo,
Colorado Dept of Human Services, testified in support of the bill and responded
to questions.



Senator Zenzinger also responded to questions.


Additional witness
testimony may be found at Attachment B.
02:14:19 PM  
Senator Zenzinger provided closing remarks about the bill.


02:18:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1099 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:18:52 PM   The committee adjourned.






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