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H_HHS_2024A 02/28/2024 01:34:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/28/2024
Attendance
Bradfield X
Bradley *
Brown *
English X
Hamrick X
Hernandez *
Holtorf X
Lieder X
McCormick X
Ortiz X
Weinberg *
Young X
Daugherty X
Time 01:34:48 PM to 04:54:20 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Daugherty
This Report was prepared by Eliyah Chadioun
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1332 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1171 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1231 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB24-1332 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:34:56 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Young and Sirota, introduced House Bill 24-1332
to the House Health and Human Services Committee. Under current law, the
rulemaking authority of the Executive Director of the Department of Early
Childhood is repealed September 1, 2024. The bill continues that authority
for seven years until September 1, 2031.
01:38:54 PM  
Melissa Mares, representing
the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
01:41:29 PM  
Dr. Lisa Roy, representing
the Colorado Department of Early Childhood, testified in support of the
bill.
01:43:41 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Young and Sirota, provided closing comments on
House Bill 24-1332.


01:46:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1332 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Lieder
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
English Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hernandez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lieder Yes
McCormick Yes
Ortiz Yes
Weinberg Excused
Young Yes
Daugherty Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1171 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:46:13 PM  
The committee took
a brief recess.
01:53:47 PM  
The committee came back to order.
01:53:55 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Boesenecker and Soper, introduced House Bill
24-1171 to the House Health and Human Services Committee. The bill makes
updates and clarifications around the prescription and nonprescription
drugs that a naturopathic doctor can administer or prescribe.
02:01:31 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:31 PM  
Mr. Bob Trigg, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.




A handout was
provided to the committee (Attachment A).
02:20:52 PM  
Dr. Hilary Back, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:14 PM  
Ms. Laura Farr, representing
the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, testified in support
of the bill.
02:25:39 PM  
Dr. Landrey Fagan, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:03 PM  
Dr. JoAnn Yanez, representing The American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:53 PM  
The first panel of
witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
02:43:50 PM  
Dr. Gina Moore, representing
the Colorado Pharmacists Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:47:02 PM  
Dr. Jennifer Hagman,
representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in opposition
to the bill.
02:49:41 PM  
Dr. Laurie Halmo, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:50:47 PM  
Dr. Kim Warner, representing
the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:52:54 PM  
Dr. Lynn Parry, representing
the Colorado Medical Society, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:56:03 PM  
The second panel
of witnesses respond to questions from the committee.
03:05:40 PM  
Dr. Ky Davis, representing RxPlus Pharmacies, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:09:44 PM  
Dr. Ryan Phillips, representing themself, testified to amend the bill.
03:12:13 PM  
Dr. James Gilchrist,
representing the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified
in support of the bill.
03:15:02 PM  
Dr. Shayna Keller,
representing the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified
in support of the bill.
03:17:25 PM  
Ms. Janet Carter, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:48 PM  
Ms. Kathy Haddock, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:20 PM  
Ms. Jan Burton, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:39 PM  
The third panel of
witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:34:18 PM  
Kathleen Kuntz, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:37:37 PM  
Dr. William Blanchet,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
03:39:59 PM  
Dr. Roanne Houck,
representing the Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors, testified
in support of the bill.
03:42:40 PM  
The final panel of
witnesses responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was submitted to the committee (Attachment B).
03:50:52 PM  
Committee was placed in a brief recess.
03:52:08 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:54:21 PM  
Representatives Boesenecker
and Soper introduced amendment L.004 to the committee (Attachment C).


03:54:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C) to L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Weinberg
Seconded McCormick
Bradfield
Bradley
Brown
English
Hamrick
Hernandez
Holtorf
Lieder
McCormick
Ortiz
Weinberg
Young
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:54:24 PM  
Representatives Boesenecker
and Soper introduced amendment L.001 to the committee (Attachment D).


03:55:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Weinberg
Seconded McCormick
Bradfield
Bradley
Brown
English
Hamrick
Hernandez
Holtorf
Lieder
McCormick
Ortiz
Weinberg
Young
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:55:40 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Boesenecker and Soper, provided closing comments
regarding House Bill 24-1171.
04:00:50 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing remarks regarding the bill.


04:10:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1171, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Weinberg
Bradfield No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
English No
Hamrick Yes
Hernandez Yes
Holtorf No
Lieder Yes
McCormick Yes
Ortiz No
Weinberg Yes
Young Yes
Daugherty No
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1231 - Amended, referred to House Finance


04:10:38 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:14:48 PM  
The committee reconvened.
 The primary bill sponsors, Representatives Young and Daugherty, introduced
House Bill 24-1231 to the House Health and Human Services Committee. The
bill directs the State Treasurer to execute a lease-purchase agreement
of about $247 million by October 31, 2024, to fund capital construction
projects related to health care education.
04:20:14 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
04:21:09 PM  
Dr. Andy Feinstein,
representing the University of Northern Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.
04:24:08 PM  
Tony Frank, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:24 PM  
Mr. Dale Pratt, representing
the University of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:44 PM  
Dr. Janine Davidson, representing MSU Denver, testified in support of the bill.
04:31:02 PM  
Dr. Rhonda Epper,
representing the Colorado Community College System, Trinidad State College,
testified in support of the bill.
04:34:01 PM  
The first panel of
witnesses responded to questions from members of the committee.
04:40:41 PM  
Ms. Margo Karsten, representing Banner Health, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:53 PM  
Jim Carpenter, representing MSU Denver, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:12 PM  
Sue VandeWoude, representing Colorado State University, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:28 PM  
Eric Rothaus, representing
Colorado State Treasury, was available to answer quations from the committee.
04:46:42 PM  
Mr. Mark Superka,
representing the Colorado Community College System, testified in support
of the bill.
04:48:04 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Young and Daugherty, introduced amendment L.001
to the committee (Attachment E).


04:49:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E).
Moved Young
Seconded Daugherty
Bradfield
Bradley
Brown
English
Hamrick
Hernandez
Holtorf
Lieder
McCormick
Ortiz
Weinberg
Young
Daugherty
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:49:56 PM  
The primary bill
sponsors, Representatives Young and Daugherty, provided closing comments
on House Bill 24-1231.
04:51:35 PM  
Members of the committee provided closing comments on the bill.


04:54:14 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1231, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Young
Seconded Daugherty
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
English Yes
Hamrick Yes
Hernandez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Lieder Yes
McCormick Yes
Ortiz Yes
Weinberg No
Young Yes
Daugherty Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:54:20 PM   The committee adjourned.






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