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H_PBH_2022A 03/08/2022 01:33:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 03/08/2022
Attendance
Amabile *
Bradfield X
Cutter X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
Hanks X
Holtorf X
Jodeh X
Pelton X
Ricks X
Williams E
Young X
Duran X
Sirota X
Time 01:33:22 PM to 02:27:21 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Sirota
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1160 Postponed Indefinitely
HB22-1214 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1160 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:33:33 PM  

Representative Tipper, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1160, concerning the establishment of family justice centers to ensure victims are able to access needed services in one location.  The bill allows local governments and nonprofit organizations to establish family justice centers to help certain victims access a range of services in one location.



01:36:02 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 22-1160 indefinitely.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Hanks Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Excused
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1214 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:11 PM  

Representative Young and Representative Pelton, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1214, concerning changes to the behavioral health crisis response system. The bill requires crisis system facilities and programs, including walk-in centers and mobile crisis programs, to meet minimum regulatory standards that include mental health and substance use disorder standards.  Additionally, the bill clarifies that mobile crisis services and walk-in center services can be provided to youth without parent or guardian consent. Representative Young discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

01:39:55 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
01:44:00 PM  

Dr. Morgan Medlock, representing the Behavioral Health Administration, testified in support of the bill.

Commissioner Tamara Pogue, representing Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.

Elizabeth Owens, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health, was available to answer committee questions.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

02:02:47 PM  

Ethan Reed, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Francesca Maes, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

Christiano Sosa, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

02:13:10 PM  

Breeah Kinsella, representing the Colorado Providers Association, testified in support of the bill.

Alli Daley, representing Children's Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment B).

02:22:18 PM  

Representative Young futher discussed amendment L.001.



02:23:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Amendment A).
Moved Young
Seconded Pelton
Amabile
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh Excused
Pelton
Ricks
Williams Excused
Young
Duran
Sirota
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:23:47 PM  
Representative Pelton and Representative Young made concluding remarks about the bill.
02:25:40 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


02:27:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1214, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Young
Seconded Pelton
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hanks No
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Excused
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:27:21 PM   The committee adjourned.