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S_HHS_2021A 05/12/2021 04:32:50 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/12/2021
Attendance
Buckner E
Jaquez Lewis *
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood X
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 04:32:50 PM to 05:32:39 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-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB21-1206 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1237 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Conf 21-Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


04:33:40 PM  
Ms. Brandy Valdez
Murphy, Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission, desciribed the commission's
duties and introduced the appointees to the Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission.
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.
 
04:35:41 PM  
Due to the delay
in starting the committee meeting, the board appointees were unable to
remain present at the meeting. Senator Fields proceeded with the approval
of the board members in abstentia.


04:36:35 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Charles Adams, Andrea Guajardo, Matthew Chrisp, and Mark Keyes to the Solid And Hazardous Waste Commission 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 Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1206 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


04:37:27 PM  
Senators Moreno and
Coram, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1206.
The
bill moves the responsibility for oversight of Medicaid nonmedical andnonemergency
medical transportation services from the Public Utilities Commission to
the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF).

04:39:30 PM  
Mrs. Dana Lange,
representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:44:14 PM  
Colin Laughlin, HCPF,
testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.  
04:54:45 PM  
Committee discussion
and questions continued.  
04:55:47 PM  
Jennifer Levin, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:58:46 PM  
Mrs. Ellen Jensby,
Alliance Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:58 PM  
Bob Lawhead, Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, testified in support of the bill.
05:04:47 PM  
Bryn Baldassari, Stepping Stone Support Center, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:24 PM  
Beverly Dahan, InnovAge,
testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.


05:11:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:12:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1206, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1237 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


05:13:00 PM  
Senators Moreno and
Kirkmeyer, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1237 and responded
to questions.
The
bill directs the Department of Personnel to contract with a pharmacy benefit
manager for state employee health insurance using a reverse auction procurement
process.
 
05:18:20 PM  
Dudley Burdge, New Jersey State Health Benefits Commission, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
05:26:44 PM  
Mr. Skip Miller,
Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions, testified in support
of the bill.
05:29:36 PM  
Mr. Mark Blum, America's Agenda, was available to answer committee questions.


05:32:20 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1237 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:32:39 PM   The committee adjourned.






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