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Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1195



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1195 to the Committee on Appro PASS







11:32 AM -- HB 16-1195



Senator Crowder and Senator Steadman, co-prime bill sponsors, presented the House Bill 16-1195. The bill, as amended by the House Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee, expands access to home modification services for Medicaid clients receiving home- and community-based services under the Elderly, Blind, and Disabled Waiver Program, the Persons with Brain Injury Waiver Program, the Community Mental Health Supports Waiver, and the Waiver for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. First, "home modifications services" is defined to include home installations or adaptions related to any disability that allow an eligible person to remain in the home. Under current law, home modification services are only available for persons with physical impairments. Second, subject to federal approval, the bill specifies that the individual cap on the amount of home modification services received by an eligible person resets upon renewal of the waiver authorizing the services.



11:34 AM --
Sharon O'Hara, Multiple Sclerosis Society - Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



11:39 AM -- Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Rymer responded to questions from the committee.



11:43 AM --
Nathan Colburn, Home Builders Foundation of Metro Denver, spoke in support in the bill. Mr. Colburn responded to questions from the committee.



11:49 AM



Senators Crowder and Steadman made closing comments.




BILL: HB16-1195
TIME: 11:50:26 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1195 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:52 AM



The committee adjourned.






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