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H_PHC_2017A 04/11/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 04/11/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:30 PM to 04:51 PM
Catlin
X
Ginal
X
Place: HCR 0107
Hooton
*
Humphrey
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Landgraf
X
Representative Singer
Lewis
X
Liston
X
This Report was prepared by
Michaelson Jenet
X
Anne Wallace
Pabon
*
Pettersen
*
Ransom
*
Danielson
X
Singer
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-223

SB17-074

HB17-1283
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:30 PM -- SB 17-223



Representative Herod presented Senate Bill 17-223 to the committee. The bill relocates the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act from Title 12 to Title 15 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and makes minor technical changes and conforming amendments.

BILL: SB17-223
TIME: 01:33:58 PM
MOVED: Michaelson Jenet
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-223 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0, with three excused.
SECONDED: Ginal
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Excused
Humphrey
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Pettersen
Excused
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:35 PM -- SB 17-074



Representative Esgar, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-074 to the committee. The reengrossed bill creates a pilot program in the College of Nursing in the University of Colorado to make grants for organizations providing medication-assisted treatment to persons with opioid use disorders in Pueblo and Routt counties. The program is funded by an annual appropriation from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund (MTCF) for FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 of $500,000 per year. Any unexpended moneys are returned to the MTCF. The program is repealed as of June 30, 2020.



01:41 PM



Representative Esgar responded to committee questions regarding the bill.



01:49 PM --
Jose Esquibel, Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Esquibel responded to committee questions.



01:58 PM --
Megan Townsend, Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Townsend responded to committee questions.











02:08 PM -- Dr. Michael Nerenberg, Pueblo Health Department, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Nerenberg responded to committee questions.



02:21 PM --
Ken Davis, Northwest Colorado Health, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Davis responded to committee questions.



02:31 PM --
Peg Ackerman, County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:33 PM --
Jacquelyn Cully, Natcore Health and Integrative Treatment Consulting, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cully responded to committee questions.



02:39 PM --
Dr. Mary Weber, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Weber responded to committee questions.



02:42 PM --
Dr. Tanya Sorrell, University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Sorrell responded to committee questions



02:53 PM --
Meghan Dollar, Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.



Representative Esgar distributed amendment L.010 (Attachment A) and amendment L.011 (Attachment B) and explained them to the committee. Amendment L.010 was not moved by the committee.



170411 AttachA.pdf170411 AttachA.pdf170411 AttachB.pdf170411 AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB17-074
TIME: 02:57:05 PM
MOVED: Pettersen
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Danielson
VOTE
Catlin
Ginal
Hooton
Humphrey
Landgraf
Lewis
Liston
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection











03:02 PM



Representative Esgar gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-074
TIME: 03:23:56 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-074, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-4.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
No
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
No
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:32 PM -- HB 17-1283



Representative Singer and Representative Nordberg, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1283 to the committee and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The bill creates a task force to identify and develop models for programs to promote child welfare caseworker resiliency. The bill defines "resiliency programs" and requires the task force to base its work and findings on national models for such programs. The bill specifies the membership of the task force, which may include up to 16 members from the Department of Human Services (DHS), county departments of human services, caseworkers, the Metropolitan State University (MSU) Department of Social Work, advocacy groups, and law enforcement, among others. Members serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses.



170411 AttachC.pdf170411 AttachC.pdf



The task force must be convened on or before August 1, 2017, by chairperson of the MSU Department of Social Work. The task force must submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee and the Joint Health and Human Services Committee by December 31, 2017. The task force is repealed on September 1, 2018.











03:41 PM --
Renee Rivera, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:45 PM --
Rebecca Meyers, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:48 PM --
Becky Zal Sanchez, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:51 PM --
Stephanie Brinks, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



04:03 PM --
Sergeant Sean Harper, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:06 PM --
Kasey Matz, The Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



04:12 PM -- Don Mares, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM -- Kat Barker, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Andi Leopoldus, Colorado Children's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



04:25 PM --
Sabrina Burbidge, Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.





04:32 PM --
Dawn Matera Bassett, Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D). Ms. Matera Bassett responded to committee questions.



170411 AttachD.pdf170411 AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB17-1283
TIME: 04:38:53 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Ginal
Hooton
Humphrey
Landgraf
Lewis
Liston
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:40 PM



Representative Singer and Representative Nordberg gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1283
TIME: 04:49:37 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1283, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:51 PM



The committee adjourned.


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