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S_HHS_2021A 05/05/2021 01:29:48 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/05/2021
Attendance
Buckner *
Coram X
Jaquez Lewis *
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:29:48 PM to 04:25:02 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-254 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1256 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1140 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1248 Referred to Senate Legislative Council
SB21-243 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB21-254 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:30:05 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer,
co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-254. The bill eliminates an
obsolete advisory committee that assisted the Department of Human Services
with the licensing of child care facilities prior to the creation of the
Early Childhood Leadership Commission.

01:32:04 PM  
Kate Siegel Shimko,
Governor's Office of Boards and Commissions, testified in support of the
bill.


01:33:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-254 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Coram Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1256 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:34:24 PM  
Senators Winter and
Simpson, co-prime sponsors, presented HB21-1256 and responded to questions.
The bill
requires
rulemaking related to entities delivering health care services exclusively
or primarily through telemedicine for the state’s Medicaid program.

 
01:41:28 PM  
Karla Gonzales Garcia,
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR),
testified in support of the bill.
01:44:38 PM  
Dr. Tracy Johnson,
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), testified in support
of the bill and responded to questions.

Karla Gonzales Garcia, COLOR, also responded to questions.
01:54:51 PM  
Discussion continued.
02:00:43 PM  
Mr Jake Zambrano,
Teladoc, testified in support of the bill.
02:02:18 PM  
Senators Simpson and Winter provided closing remarks.


02:03:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1256 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coram Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1140 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:04:55 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1140.  The bill requires state-regulated
health insurance plans to cover the full cost for a covered individual
donating an organ, and prohibits health facilities from charging living
organ donors for any costs associated with the donation.  



There were no witnesses signed up to testify about the bill.


02:10:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1140 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Coram Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Excused
Simpson Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1248 - Referred to Senate Legislative Council


02:12:28 PM  
Senators Story and
Hisey, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1248 and responded to
questions.
The bill
expands and changes the power, duties, and membership of the Colorado Children’s
Trust Fund Board.
02:22:41 PM  
Jade Woodard, Illuminate
Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:27:32 PM  
Kendra Dunn, Office
of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in
support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:36:09 PM  
Tiffany Madrid, Office
of the Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill and
responded to questions.  


Additional witness
testimony may be found at Attachment A.
02:42:54 PM  
Senators Hisey and
Story responded to questions and provided closing remarks.


02:45:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1248 to the Committee on Legislative Council.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coram Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Excused
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-243 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:46:13 PM  
Senator Moreno, prime
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-243, and responded to questions.

This bill makes an appropriation to the Colorado Department of Public Health
and Environment (CDPHE) for state and local public health administration
and support. The bill increases state and local expenditures in FY 2021-22,
FY 2022-23 and FY 2023-24.  

02:58:51 PM  
Discussion continued between committee members and Senator Moreno, prime sponsor.
03:03:11 PM  
 Director Jill
Hunsaker Ryan, CDPHE, testified in support of the bill and responded to
questions.
03:15:18 PM  
Scott Bookman, CDPHE,
responded to questions. Director Hunsaker Ryan also responded to questions.
 
03:25:09 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:35:10 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:45:28 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:54:27 PM  
John Douglas, Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
04:00:57 PM  
Mr. Tom Gonzales,
Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials and Larimer County
Department of Health & Environment, testified in support of the bill
and responded to questions.
04:12:40 PM  
Commissioner Feliz
Lopez, Colorado Counties Inc., Las Animas County, testified in support
of the bill and respond to questions.
04:17:42 PM  
Senator Moreno provided closing remarks.


04:24:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-243 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coram No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:25:02 PM   The committee adjourned.






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