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S_HHS_2023A 04/26/2023 04:53:53 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/26/2023
Attendance
Cutter X
Jaquez Lewis *
Mullica X
Rich X
Smallwood X
Will E
Winter F. *
Ginal X
Fields *
Time 04:53:53 PM to 07:19:23 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Jerard Brown
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB23-1202 Postponed Indefinitely
HB23-1244 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1136 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB23-1236 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB23-1202 - Postponed Indefinitely


04:55:46 PM  
Public testimony
and committee discussion occurred on April 20, 2023.


04:58:38 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 23-1202 indefinitely.
Moved Mullica
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Yes
Winter F. No
Ginal Yes
Fields No
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1244 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


04:59:06 PM  
The bill sponsor was not present to present the bill.
05:00:35 PM  
Dr. Perry Dickinson,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Sarah Lampe,
representing the Trailhead Institute, testified in support of the bill.




Michael Ruddock,
representing the Adams County Health Department , testified in support
of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
05:23:19 PM  
Mrs. Namrata Shrestha,
representing the West Mountain Regional Health Alliance, testified in support
of the bill.




Mrs. Mary Burt,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Tara Trujillo,
representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,
was available to answer committee questions.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.


05:34:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1244 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cutter
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Mullica Yes
Rich No
Smallwood No
Will Excused
Winter F. Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1136 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:35:16 PM  
Senator Winter and Senator Liston, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1136 concerning requiring state-regulated insurance plans to cover an alternative prosthetic limb if the patient’s physician determines that it is necessary to engage in physical and recreational activity.

Committee members asked the panel questions.

05:43:24 PM  
Kristine McMahon,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Lacey Henderson,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
05:55:59 PM  
Shaneis Kehoe, representing
the Rocky Mountain Orthotics and Prosthetics Coalition, testified in support
of the bill.




Dr. Jeffrey Cain,
representing the Amputee Coalition, testified in support of the bill.




Ms. Angela Montgomery,
representing the Rocky Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Coalition, testified
in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.




Additional written
testimony may be found in Attachment A.

06:08:20 PM  
The bill sponsors provided closing remarks.
06:11:55 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


06:15:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1136 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Winter F.
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood Yes
Will Excused
Winter F. Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB23-1236 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

06:15:10 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:15:21 PM  
The committee resumed.
06:15:52 PM  
Senator Kolker, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1236 concerning delineating certain administrative responsibilities between the recently created Behavioral Health Administration and the Department of Human Services, and makes clarifications and modifications to the administration’s statute.
06:19:39 PM  
Dr. Vincent Atchity,
representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.




Deputy Medicaid
Director Cristen Bates, representing the Colorado Department of Health
Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
06:29:14 PM  
Ms. Summer Gathercole,
representing Behavioral Health Administration, testified in support of
the bill.




Ms. Edie Sonn,
representing Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support
of the bill.




Kristin Weissinger,
representing Contexture, testified to amend the bill.




Mr. Ryan Templeton,
representing Behavioral Health Administration, was available to answer
committee questions.




Committee members
asked the panel questions.
07:12:54 PM  
Senator Kolker explained
amendment L.025 (Attachment B).


07:13:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.025 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:14:06 PM  
Senator Kolker explained
amendment L.026 (Attachment C).


07:14:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.026 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:15:09 PM  
Senator Kolker explained
amendment L.027 (Attachment D).


07:15:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.027 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:15:41 PM  
Senator Kolker explained
amendment L.028 (Attachment E).


07:15:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.028 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:16:14 PM  
Senator Kolker explained
amendment L.029 (Attachment F).


07:16:26 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029 (Attachment F).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Mullica
Rich
Smallwood
Will Excused
Winter F.
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:18:35 PM  
Committee members provided closing remarks.


07:19:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1236, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Mullica Yes
Rich Yes
Smallwood No
Will Excused
Winter F. Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:19:23 PM   The committee adjourned.






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