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1980530FD96120D9872588370075FE6B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1414

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 3, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1414 - Referred to House Finance


03:28:50 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez,
co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1414, concerning providing
healthy meals to all public school students. Conditional upon voter approval
at the November 2022 election, the bill creates the Healthy School Meals
for All Program, establishes a funding mechanism for the program, and requires
the state to participate in the federal demonstration program for Medicaid
direct certification.


A handout was
provided to the committee (Attachment C). Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez
and Representative Michaelson Jenet answered questions from the committee.
03:48:10 PM  
Jasmin Ramirez, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.



Ashley Wheeland, Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.




Gaby Medina, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Judith Alvarez, representing the Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance,
testified in support of the bill.



The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:22:01 PM  
Dean Vidal, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.



Evie Hudak, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified
in support of the bill.



Dan Sharp, representing self, testified in support of the bill.



Daniel Cieraszynski, representing Hunger Free Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.
04:36:57 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez
and Representative Michaelson Jenet provided concluding remarks on the
bill. Committee members commented on the bill.  


04:50:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1414 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Amabile Yes
Bradfield No
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks Excused
Holtorf No
Jodeh Yes
Pelton No
Ricks Yes
Williams No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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