Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

S_HHS_2021A 05/10/2021 01:29:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/10/2021
Attendance
Buckner *
Jaquez Lewis *
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 01:29:17 PM to 02:58:14 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-Health Insurance Affordability Board Favorably Refer to Full Senate
HB21-1247 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1272 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 21-Health Insurance Affordability Board - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:29:32 PM  
Kate Harris, Division
of Insurance, Department of Regulatory Agencies, described the duties and
responsibilities of the Health Insurance Affordability Board.  She
also introduced each appointee. The Governor's executive order and appointment
letter may be found at  Attachment A.  Each appointee's resume
and application may be found at the State Archives.
01:35:32 PM  
Venetia Marshall,
appointee, described her experience and qualifications to serve on the
board.
01:37:32 PM  
Maria Madrid, appointee,
described her experience and qualifications to serve on the board.
01:41:31 PM  
Linda Thorpe, appointee,
discussed her experience and qualifications to serve on the board.
01:42:47 PM  
Reyna Hetlage, appointee,
described her experience and qualifications to serve on the board.
01:45:29 PM  
Stephanie Einfeld,
appointee, described her experience and qualifications to serve on the
board.
01:47:04 PM  
Shawn Satterfield,
appointee, described her experience and qualifications to serve on the
board.
01:49:08 PM  
Amanda Massey, appointee,
discussed her experience and qualifications to serve on the board.
01:54:07 PM  
Richard Cimino, appointee,
discussed her experience and qualifications to serve on the board.
01:55:06 PM  
Stephanie Einfeld
and Shawn Satterfield responded to questions. Senator Smallwood commented
about Shawn Satterfield's appointment.


02:01:36 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Venetia Marshall, Stephanie Einfeld, Richard Cimino, Maria Madrid, Shawn Satterfield, Amanda Massey, Rebecca Gillett, Reyna Hetlage and Linda Thorpe to the Health Insurance Affordability Enterprise Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation
Moved Ginal
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



HB21-1247 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:01:45 PM  
Senator Danielson,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1247.

The bill allows the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
(CDPHE), in contracting with certain grantees for the provision of services,
to dispense up to 25 percent of the total value of the payments under the
contract to the grantee immediately upon the execution or renewal of the
contract.
 
02:06:08 PM  
Mark Turner, Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:06 PM  
Mr. Richard Morales, Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, testified in support of the bill.
02:10:54 PM  
Mr.  Wayne Peel,
CDPHE, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:46 PM  
Senator Danielson
provided closing remarks.


02:13:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1247 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 Excused
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1272 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:14:04 PM  
Senator Danielson,
prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1272. The bill provides the Office
of the Child Protection Ombudsman (Ombudsman) in the Judicial Department
with additional access to information for investigations, and exempts the
Ombudsman from supoena or testifying in a civil or criminal proceeding
in which they are not a legal party.
02:17:21 PM  
Child Protection
Ombudsman Stephanie  Villafuerte, Office of Colorado's Child Protection
Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.
02:21:29 PM  
Dr. Becky Miller Updike, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies, testified in support of the bill.
02:23:17 PM  
Elizabeth Montoya,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:58 PM  
Ashley Chase, Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:03 PM  
Dan Winkley, Colorado
Counties, Inc., testified and responded to questions.
02:31:34 PM  
Emily Hanson, Colorado
Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.  Additional
testimony may be found at Attachment B.


02:35:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal Excused
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:36:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1272, as amended, 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 Excused
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:58:14 PM   The committee adjourned.






COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.