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S_HHS_2021A 04/14/2021 01:32:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 04/14/2021
Attendance
Buckner X
Fields X
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood *
Jaquez Lewis X
Ginal X
Time 01:32:17 PM to 04:53:29 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Ginal
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-194 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1187 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB21-194 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:33:12 PM  
Senator Bucker, bill
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-194 and responded to questions. The bill
places new requirements on certain health care providers, health benefit
plans, and Colorado’s Medicaid program related to pregnant persons. The
bill also requires the Department of Public Health and Environment to conduct
research and make recommendations related to perinatal health in Colorado.

01:48:36 PM  
Katherine Riley,
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR),
testified in support of the bill.
01:51:20 PM  
Ms. Demetra Seriki,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:52:08 PM  
Ms. Erin  Miller,
Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:14 PM  
Ms. Seriki responded to questions.
02:00:08 PM  
Ms. Erin Miller responded to questions.
02:04:45 PM  
Ms. Seriki responded to questions.
02:10:53 PM  
Ms. Lauren Snyder,
Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:05 PM  
Ms. Isabell Cruz,
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
 
02:13:18 PM  
Ms Jean Frickey Saito,
SCL Health, testified in support of the bill.

02:15:37 PM  
Jack Teter, Planned
Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in support of the bill.
02:18:30 PM  
Ms. Frickey Saito
responded to questions.  
02:22:43 PM  
Dr. Tracy Johnson,
Colorado Department  of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), responded
to committee questions.
02:34:13 PM  
Dr. Johnson continued to respond to questions.
02:37:03 PM  
Jolene Hammonn, Colorado
Affiliate American College of Certified Nurse Midwives, testified in support
of the bill.
02:39:35 PM  
Ms Stephanie Glover,
Colorado Access, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:58 PM  
Christina Yebuah,
Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:02 PM  
Ms. Glover responded to questions.
02:45:33 PM  
Dr. Alethia Morgan,
Colorado Section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
testified in support of the bill.
02:51:44 PM  
Alice Steiner, Colorado
Community Health Network, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:05 PM  
Jill Bergmann, International
Cesarean Awareness Network of Denver, testified in support of the bill
and responded to questions.
02:56:25 PM  
Dr. Johnson, HCPF,
responded to questions. Senator Buckner also responded to questions.  Senator
Jaquez Lewis commented on the draft bill.  
03:06:53 PM  
Dr. Johnson, HCPF,
and Senator Buckner continued to respond to questions.
03:14:13 PM  
Erin Miller, HCPF,
responded to questions.  Senator Buckner responded to questions.
03:17:20 PM  
Ms. Virginia Morrison
Love, America's Health Insurance Plans, testified to amend the bill's language
in Section 1. Ms. Love also responded to questions.
03:22:42 PM  
Karlee Tebbutt, Colorado
Association of Health Plans, testified to amend the bill.
03:23:57 PM  
Mr Patrick Boyle,
COPIC, testified in opposition to Section 2 of the bill and responded to
questions.
03:28:49 PM  
Mrs. Pia Long, Elephant
Circle, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:41 PM  
Briana Simmons, Soul
2 Soul Sisters, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:02 PM  
Ms. Aubre Tompkins,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to
questions. Ms. Long also responded to questions.  
03:41:32 PM  
Mrs. Holly Cheng,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:14 PM  
Mr. Richard Brown,
Colorado American Society of Obstetricians and Gynocologists, testified
to amend the bill.
03:48:44 PM  
Ms. Indra Lusero,
Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.


Additional written testimony may be found at Attachment A.

03:56:36 PM  
Senator Buckner moved
amendment L.001, L.002, L.003, L.004 and L.005 (Attachments B, C, D, E,
and F) and presented amendment L.001 (Attachment B),



03:57:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Fields
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Jaquez Lewis
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:57:39 PM  
Senator Buckner presented
amendment L.002 (Attachment C).


03:59:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Fields
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Jaquez Lewis
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:00:15 PM  
Senator Smallwood
presented amendment L.003 (Attachment D).


04:07:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Fields No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Ginal No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:08:31 PM  
Senator Smallwood
presented amendment L.004 (Attachment E).



04:13:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Fields Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Ginal No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:13:45 PM  
Senator Buckner withdrew
amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
04:14:00 PM  
Senator Buckner provided closing remarks about the bill.


04:24:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-194, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Fields Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1187 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:25:41 PM  
Senator Rankin and
Senator Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1187 and responded
to questions. The bill establishes a new statewide case management system
for long-term services and support for persons with intellectual or developmental
disabilities.    
04:32:14 PM  
Ms.  Bonnie
Silva, HCPF, testified in support of the bill.
04:37:04 PM  
Ms.  Amanda
Lofgren, HCPF, was available for questions.
04:37:36 PM  
Mrs. Christine Mielke,
The Arc of Weld County, testified in support of the bill.
04:41:45 PM  
Mr.  Matthew
VanAuken, Developmental Pathways and the Alliance Association, testified
in support of the bill.
04:44:05 PM  
Mr. Christiano Sosa,
The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:46:43 PM  
Shari  Repinski,
Rocky Mountain Human Services, testified in support of the bill.




Additional written
testimony may be found at Attachment G.
04:50:18 PM  
Senators Rankin and Winter provided closing remarks.


04:53:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1187 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Fields Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:53:29 PM   The committee adjourned.






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