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H_PBH_2021A 03/23/2021 01:31:38 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/23/2021
Attendance
Bradfield X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
Holtorf X
Jodeh X
Larson X
Ortiz X
Pelton X
Ricks X
Woog X
Young X
Sirota X
Michaelson Jenet X
Time 01:31:38 PM to 05:16:22 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Michaelson Jenet
This Report was prepared by Alexa Kelly
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1085 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1122 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB21-1151 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1195 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB21-1146 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1119 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB21-1085 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:31:57 PM  
Representative McCluskie,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1085. After January 1, 2023, this bill requires
secure transportation services to be licensed by a county's board of commissioners
in order to provide urgent transportation to an emergency medical services
facility, a mental health treatment facility, an approved alcohol and substance
abuse treatment center, or a walk-in crisis center for individuals experiencing
a behavioral health crisis.  The State Board of Health in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment must promulgate rules establishing
minimum requirements for the licensing of secure transportation services.
 If an entity meets these requirements, the entity may apply to the
local board of county commissioners to get a license.  Licenses, permits,
and renewals all require a fee to cover the direct and indirect costs of
issuing the licenses.  If approved, the board of commissioners must
issue a license to the applying entity, which is valid for three years,
and a permit for each vehicle, which is valid for twelve months,.  Licenses
or permits cannot be sold, reassigned, or transferred.  Secure transportation
services are not subject to the state's motor carrier regulations.
01:36:01 PM  
Representative Larson, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:36:19 PM  
Bill sponsors responded to questions from committee members on the bill.
01:36:54 PM  
Aaron Carpenter,
fiscal analyst, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from
committee members.  
01:45:23 PM  
Mrs. Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:50:18 PM  
Commissioner Tamara Pogue, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.
01:54:55 PM  
Officer Eric Wood, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.
01:57:07 PM  
Daniel Darting, representing Signal Behavioral Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:13 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
02:01:39 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:33 PM  
Dr. Robin Johnson, representing Gazette Charities and Anschutz Foundation, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:04 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
02:13:43 PM  
Ms. Sandra Sharp,
representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:49 PM  
Mr. Chris Howes, representing EMS Association of CO, testified to amend the bill.
02:23:07 PM  

Representative Larson spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



02:24:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:24:43 PM  

Representative Larson presented and spoke about L.003 (Attachment B).



02:25:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B)
Moved Larson
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:26:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:26:46 PM  
Representative Larson and Representative McCluskie gave closing remarks on the bill.
02:27:37 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


02:28:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1085, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1122 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:29:07 PM  

Representative Froelich, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1122. This bill creates the Commission on Improving First Responder Interactions with Persons with Disabilities in the Attorney General's Office to review training for first responders to enhance interactions with people with disabilities.  The Attorney General's Office must provide a staff member to coordinate and support the commission.

Commission membership.  The commission consists of ten members, including eight members appointed by the Attorney General; the vice-chair of the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board or their designee; and a member of the POST Board's curriculum subject matter expert committee, appointed by the vice-chair of the POST Board.  Members are eligible for expense reimbursement.  Commission appointments must be made by July 31, 2021.  The first commission meeting must take place by September 1, 2021, and on a quarterly basis thereafter. 

Study responsibilities and curriculum development.  The commission must perform a detailed study of existing training for peace officers on interactions with persons with disabilities, both in Colorado and in other states, as outlined in the bill.  By January 31, 2022, the commission must recommend a curriculum to the POST Board.

Training.  The training curriculum must be implemented for basic training and the annual in-service training by July 1, 2022, subject to available appropriations.  Once the curriculum is implemented, the commission must examine any implementation challenges and the curriculum's effectiveness, and present any suggestions to the POST Board.

Reports.  The Department of Law must report on the work of the commission at its 2023 SMART Act hearing, provide a curriculum review, and make a recommendation on continuing the commission.  The bill repeals the commission on December 31, 2023.

Curriculum review in other first responder oversight agencies.  Other first responder oversight entities, including the Division of Fire Prevention and Control Advisory Board in the Department of Public Safety and the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division in the Department of Public Health and Environment, must review the commission’s curriculum to determine whether it should be included in the agency's training.

02:29:08 PM  

Representative Larson, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.

02:37:24 PM  
Dr. Erika Liljedahl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:22 PM  
Ms. Ali Thompson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:12 PM  
Mrs. Amy Brunner, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:05 PM  
Mr. Max Gibbons, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:49:38 PM  
Mike Foley, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.
02:51:08 PM  
Ms. Jennifer Levin, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:55:08 PM  

Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment D.

02:55:09 PM  
Representative Larson
introduced amendments L.001 (Attachment E), L.006 (Attachment F), L.004
(Attachment G), and L.007 (Attachment H).


03:00:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:01:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:02:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment G)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:24 PM  

Committee members asked questions about L.007 (Attachment H). Representative Froelich responded.



03:02:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H)
Moved Larson
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:02:57 PM  
Representative Larson and Representative Froelich gave final remarks on the bill.
03:03:30 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


03:07:04 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1122, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Larson
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1151 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:07:12 PM  
Representative McLachlan, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1151. Currently, only county departments of human or social services and child placement agencies are allowed to certify foster homes. This bill allows federally recognized Indian tribes to certify their own foster homes.
03:10:03 PM  
Representative Catlin, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
03:12:43 PM  
Ms. Minna Castillo-Cohen, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:13:02 PM  
Ms. Korey Elger, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:14:46 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:37 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
03:18:25 PM  
Ms. Kathryn Redhorse, representing Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:56 PM  
Representative McLachlan and Representative Catlin gave final comments on the bill.


03:23:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1151 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1195 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:24:07 PM  
Representative Van
Winkle, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1195. This bill requires radon measurement
and mitigation professionals to be licensed by the Division of Professions
and Occupations (DPO) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) by
July 1, 2022.  Applicants for licensure must meet certain requirements
and maintain professional liability insurance.  




The bill also creates the nine-member Radiation Advisory Committee in the
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to advise the director
of the DPO.  Member qualifications are listed in the bill and include
the executive director of the CDPHE.  Advisory committee members do
not receive compensation for their services, but are entitled to reimbursement
for actual and necessary expenses.



While the director of the DPO has the authority to take disciplinary action
against licensees, a person who conducts radon measurement or mitigation
without a license, commits a class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense and
a class 1 misdemeanor for subsequent offenses.  



The licensing program and advisory committee repeal September 1, 2027,
following a sunset review.
03:26:53 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
03:28:50 PM  
Committee members asked questions to bill sponsors.
03:29:00 PM  
Mrs. Crystal Lytle, representing Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (RMAARST), testified in support of the bill.
03:32:28 PM  
Mr. Bryan Coy, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:42 PM  
Ms. Chrystine Kelley, representing Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:30 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
03:49:29 PM  
Ms. Terry Kerwin, representing Rocky Mountain Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:19 PM  

Barbara Buller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She spoke regarding the health effects of radon.

 

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment I.

03:57:03 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment J).



03:58:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J)
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:58:08 PM  
Representative Van Winkle and Representative Michaelson Jenet gave final comments on the bill.
03:59:38 PM  
Committee members made final remarks on the bill.


04:04:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1195, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1146 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:10:55 PM  

Representative Pico, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1146. This bill repealed the requirement that a practitioner be licensed, certified, or registered as a mental health professional to perform auricular acudetox.  This bill makes a conforming amendment consistent with that bill.

04:10:56 PM  

Representative Valdez D., bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.

04:10:56 PM  

Ms. Terri Hurst, representing Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

04:11:23 PM  
LaraLee Hullinghorst, representing Acupuncture Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:11:38 PM  

Dr. Steve Shomo, representing Acupuncture Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

 

04:12:06 PM  

Committee members asked questions of the pervious witnesses.

 

04:24:52 PM  
Kristen Forrestal,
Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions from the committee.
04:25:19 PM  
Representative Pico and Representative Valdez D. gave final comments on the bill.
04:27:32 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


04:32:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1146 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Cutter
Seconded Larson
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1119 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:35:48 PM  
Representative Daugherty,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1119. The bill changes the name of the Office
of Suicide Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Commission in the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and updates the duties
of the office and commission to include intervention and postvention services.
 In addition, it adds provider and responder training, creation of
a postvention component to state’s K-12 suicide prevention plan, and development
of a plan for follow-up care for suicide attempt survivors who were treated
in an emergency department as purposes of the commission.


The bill also
updates the Mental Health Education Literacy Resource Bank in the Colorado
Department of Education; the Colorado Suicide Prevention Plan; the Crisis
and Suicide Prevention Training Grant Program in the CDPHE; and other resources
to include intervention and postvention components.  The bill also
requires health care facilities to provide information on the after effects
of suicide attempts.
04:35:49 PM  

Representative Rich, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.

04:36:13 PM  
Janice Curtis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:04 PM  
Erica Kitzman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:53 PM  
Darrell Kitzman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:48:18 PM  
Sandra Eisenberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:50:27 PM  
Ms. Lillian Veits, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:43 PM  
Ms. Rebecca Gostlin, representing Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care, testified in support of the bill.
04:59:40 PM  
Mrs. Amanda Cain, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:00:02 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:52 PM  

Liliana Flanigan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment K.

05:08:58 PM  

Representative Rich spoke about amendment L.003 (Attachment L).



05:09:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment L)
Moved Cutter
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:09:52 PM  
Representative Daugherty and Representative Rich gave final remarks on the bill.
05:11:05 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


05:16:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1119, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Cutter
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Excused
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:16:22 PM   The committee adjourned.






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