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S_HHS_2021A 04/05/2021 01:34:08 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/05/2021
Attendance
Buckner *
Jaquez Lewis X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:34:08 PM to 04:16:14 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 21-Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1097 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB21-1018 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB21-137 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 21-Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:34:20 PM  
Regina Rodriguez
Sisneros, Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), described the duties
of the Brain Injury Trust Fund Board and introduced the two appointees
to the Brain Injury Trust Fund Board; Renee Charlifue-Smith and Daniel
Lindberg,
01:37:22 PM  
Renee Charlifue-Smith described her experience and qualifications for the Brain Injury Trust Fund Board.
01:38:19 PM  
Daniel Lindberg described
his experience and qualifications for the Brain Injury Trust Fund Board.





The Governor's
executive order and appointment letter is included as Attachment A. Ms.Charlifue-Smith's
and Mr. Lindberg's resumes and applications may be found at the State Archives.


01:40:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Renee Charlifue-Smith and Daniel Lindberg to the Colorado Brain Injury Trust Fund Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Excused
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1097 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:40:31 PM  
Senators Gardner
and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-1097.

The bill requires the Department of Human Services to develop a plan to
establish the Behavioral Health Administration by July 1, 2022.

01:48:08 PM  
Lieutenant Governor
Dianne Primavera, State of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:09 PM  
Michelle Barnes,
CDHS, testified in support of the bill.  
01:55:39 PM  
Ms. Kim Bimestefer,
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support
of the bill.
01:59:29 PM  
Michelle Barnes and Kim Birmestefer responded to questions.
02:09:58 PM  

Michelle Barnes and Kim Birmestefer continued to respond to questions.  Senator Fields and Senator Garnder also responded to questions.

02:17:29 PM  
Discussion continued.
02:19:28 PM  
Hilary Cooper, Colorado
Counties Inc. and Counties and Commissioners Acting Together, testified
in support of the bill.
02:22:59 PM  
Carol Meredith, The
Arc Arapahoe & Douglas, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:05 PM  
Cordelia Robinson
Rosenberg testified in support of the bill.

02:29:47 PM  
Ms. Valerie Schlecht,
Colorado Cross Disabilities Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:33:31 PM  
Senator Ginal presented
amendment L.010 (Attachment B) and the bill sponsors commented on amendment
L.010.
02:38:56 PM  
Alli Daley, Children's
Hospital Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:42:16 PM  
Sernators Kirkmeyer
and Ginal commented in support of the bill. Senator Fields thanked the
witnesses who testified.  


Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment C.



02:43:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:44:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1097 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1018 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:45:44 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1018.  The bill  
permits
adoptive parents who are parties to an adoption assistance agreement (agreement)
to pay for services or items from a provider that is not enrolled in the
medical assistance program. These services or items would otherwise be
reimbursable under the medical assistance program pursuant to the terms
of the agreement.
 
02:50:24 PM  
Ms. Deborah Cave,
Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families (COCAF), testified in support of
the bill.
02:53:25 PM  
Constance Vigil testified
in support of the bill
02:56:00 PM  
Mrs.  Korey
Elger, CDHS, testified in support of the bill.

02:59:37 PM  
Mrs. Julie Thomerson,
Colorado Counties Inc., testified in support of the bill.


03:05:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1018 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-137 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:05:46 PM  
Senator Pettersen,
prime sponsor, discussed amendments to Senate Bill 21-137 and started with
a discussion of amendment L.001 (Attachment D).  Public testimony
and committee discussion about SB 21-137 occurred on March 31 at 1:30 PM
in Senate Committee Room 357.


03:25:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:25:58 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.003 (Attachment E) and responded to questions.

03:30:16 PM  
Shelby Ross, Office
of Legilsative Legal Services (OLLS), discussed bill amendments.
03:30:45 PM  
Senator Pettersen
continued to respond to questions about amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Shelby Ross, OLLS, responded to questions.


03:44:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
03:46:30 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.008 (Attachment F) and responded to questions. Shelby
Ross, OLLS, and Senator Winter also responded to questions.



03:52:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:52:57 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.012 (Attachment G) and responded to questions.  Brita
Darling, OLLS, explained amendment L.012 (Attachment G), The committee
discussed the amendment.


03:57:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment G).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:57:22 PM  
Senator Pettersen
presented amendment L.013 (Attachment H) and responded to questions. Shelby
Ross, OLLS, also responded to questions.



03:59:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment H).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood Excused
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:00:05 PM  
Senator Pettersen
provided closing remarks and responded to questions.

04:04:29 PM  
Senator Winter provided
closing remarks.  
04:08:41 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
explained her vote and committee members commented during the roll call
vote.


04:14:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-137, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:16:14 PM   The committee adjourned.