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S_HHS_2020A 02/12/2020 10:43:14 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 02/12/2020
Attendance
Crowder X
Ginal X
Smallwood X
Winter *
Fields X
Time 10:43:14 AM to 11:14:29 AM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Elizabeth Haskell
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-033 Amended, referred to Senate Finance
SB20-137 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
10:43:17 AM

Senator Fields called the meeting to order.



SB20-033 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance


10:46:33 AM  

Senator Tate, bill sponsor, distributed amemdments L.001, L.002, and L.003 (Attachments A, B, and C) to Senate Bill 20-033.

Public testimony for Senate Bill 20-033 was heard by the committee on February 6, 2020, in the Old Supreme Court Chamber.  

 

 

 

10:46:45 AM  

Marivel Klueckman, Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, responded to committee questions about the amendments and the fiscal note.

10:50:30 AM  

Senator Tate discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment A) and responded to questions.



10:53:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:53:58 AM  

Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions about amendment L.003 (Attachment C).



10:54:47 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:55:00 AM  

Senator Tate discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



10:56:28 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder
Ginal
Smallwood
Winter
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


10:58:32 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-033, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-137 - Postponed Indefinitely


10:58:46 AM  

Senator Gardner, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-137.  The bill requires the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to make available a waiver form that parents may use to waive provisions of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as necessary to allow school personnel to communicate with behavioral health care providers about a student's health records. The form must be available on CDE's website by July 1, 2021, and must include an explanation that signing the waiver is optional. The bill also requires that school districts, boards of cooperative educational services, and charter schools (local education providers) include a waiver form in their registration materials, and collect signed waivers at the beginning of each school year. Local education providers may develop their own waiver or use the one provided by CDE.

11:04:57 AM  

Senator Gardner responded to questions.

11:10:36 AM  

Jennifer Mello, CDE, responded to questions.

11:12:20 AM  

Senator Gardner requested that the bill be postponed indefinitely since CDE can accomplish the provisions of the bill without further statutory authority.  



11:13:54 AM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-137 indefinitely.
Moved Crowder
Seconded
Crowder Yes
Ginal Yes
Smallwood Yes
Winter Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:14:29 AM   The committee adjourned.






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