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S_HHS_2016A 03/17/2016 01:34:22 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/17/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:34 PM to 02:01 PM
Aguilar
*
Martinez Humenik
X
Place: SCR 352
Newell
X
Crowder
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundberg
X
Senator Crowder
This Report was prepared by
Elizabeth Haskell
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB16-139

HB16-1103
Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar



01:34 PM




Senator Crowder called the meeting to order.



01:35 PM -- SB 16-139



Senator Roberts, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-139 and requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely.

BILL: SB16-139
TIME: 01:36:35 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 16-139 indefinitely. The motion passed 4-0, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Excused
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:37 PM



Senator Crowder recessed the meeting.



01:38 PM




Senator Lundberg reconvened the meeting.



01:38 PM -- HB 16-1103



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Todd, co-prime sponsors, presented the bill. The reengrossed bill specifies that candidates seeking licensure as a mental health professional may, but are not required to, register with the database of registered psychotherapists after completing their degree. Mental health professionals covered by the bill include psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and any other individual enrolled in a professional training program at an approved school actively working toward licensure. The bill clarifies that a candidate seeking a mental health license must "have completed" (rather than "hold") a degree in order to fulfill the educational requirements for licensure.



01:43 PM --
Renee Rivera, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, spoke in support of the bill.



01:45 PM --
Sean Boyd, Colorado Counseling Association , testified in support of the bill.



01:49 PM



Ms. Rivera and Mr. Boyd responded to questions from the committee.



01:49 PM --
Tom Lonneman-Doroff, Regis University, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Ryan Burkhart, Colorado Counseling Association, testified in support.





01:57 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik and Senator Todd made closing comments.




BILL: HB16-1103
TIME: 02:00:10 PM
MOVED: Martinez Humenik
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1103 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:01 PM



The meeting adjourned.




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