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S_HHS_2021A 05/19/2021 03:09:33 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date 05/19/2021
Attendance
Buckner *
Jaquez Lewis *
Kirkmeyer X
Simpson X
Smallwood *
Ginal X
Fields X
Time 03:09:33 PM to 07:05:34 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Fields
This Report was prepared by Ken Cole
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1166 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1232 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1068 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB21-1270 Referred to Senate Appropriations

HB21-1166 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


03:10:18 PM  

Senator Ginal, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1166.  The bill directs the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) to contract with a vendor to train professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and co-occuring behavioral health needs on a comprehensive care coordination and treatment model.

03:13:44 PM  
Mr Christiano Sosa, The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:36 PM  

Ray Merenstein, National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

03:19:28 PM  
Dr  Corry Robinson
Rosenberg, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  


Additional testimony
may be found at Attachment A.


03:26:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1166 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB21-1232 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:26:40 PM  
The Senate Health
and Human Services Committee held a public hearing for Senate Bill 21-1232
on May 17, 2021, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. During the meeting,
public testimony was heard and the committee members discussed the bill.
 


Senator Fields
then laid the bill over for action only until May 19, 2021.



Senator Donovan,
prime sponsor, responded to questions about the bill.  The bill directs
the Commissioner of Insurance to develop a standardized health insurance
plan that private health insurance carriers must offer; sets targets for
premium rate reductions under the plan; and creates a process by which
providers may be required to accept rates established by state regulators.
It increases state expenditures and creates a General Fund diversion on
an ongoing basis.
03:43:11 PM  
Discussion continued.
04:02:25 PM  
Discussion continued,
04:15:00 PM  
Discussion continued about the Section 6 of the reengrossed bill.
04:30:50 PM  
Senator Donovan presented
amendments L.119 (Attachment B) and L.132 (Attachment C).



04:32:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.119 (Attachment B).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:34:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.132 (Attachment C).
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:46:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.126 (Attachment D).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:54:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.130 (Attachment E).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:03:20 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.121 (Attachment F).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:07:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.117 (Attachment G).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:12:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.125 (Attachment H).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:14:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.122 (Attachment I).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:17:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.124 (Attachment J).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:29:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.145 (Attachment K).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:32:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.144 (Attachment L).
Moved Smallwood
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:35:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.136 (Attachment M).
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:46:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.135 (Attachment N).
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner No
Jaquez Lewis No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal No
Fields No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:55:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.143 (Attachment O).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal No
Fields Yes
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:18:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1232, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer No
Simpson No
Smallwood No
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1068 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:18:53 PM  
Senator Moreno, prime
sponsor, presented House Bill 21-1068.
The
bill adds a requirement, as part of mandatory health insurance coverage
of preventive health care services, that health plans cover an annual mental
health wellness examination of up to 60 minutes that is performed by a
qualified mental health care provider. The coverage must:

  • Be
    comparable to the coverage of a physical examination;
  • Comply
    with the requirements of federal mental health parity laws; and

  • Not
    require any deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance for the mental health
    wellness examination.

06:31:18 PM  
Ms. Kaitlyn Tollefson,
Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:39:19 PM  
Ms. Jean Greenberg,
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - Colorado Chapter, testified
in support of the bill.
06:40:00 PM  
Marisa Beltran, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:41:38 PM  
Ms. Sarah Staron, Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.
06:44:41 PM  
Kelly Erb, Colorado Rural Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:46:35 PM  
Stephanie Beltran,
Young Invincibles, testified in support of the bill.  Additional written
testimony may be found at Attachment P.
06:48:34 PM  

Senator Ginal  commented about the bill.  Senator Moreno, prime sponsor, provided closing remarks.



06:52:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1068 to the Committee on Appropriations.
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



HB21-1270 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:53:25 PM  
Senators Kirkmeyer
and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1270..
The
bill appropriates money to the department of human services (department)
in order to seek a 50% match from the federal government for the Colorado
employment first program within the supplemental nutritionassistance
program. The bill requires the department to direct county departments
and any third-party partners to prioritize any state or federal money received
to fund employment support and job retention services and to support work-based
learning opportunities for Colorado employment first participants. Any
remaining money may be used to initiate and enhance current and additional
state- or county-initiated third-party partnerships.

 
06:55:57 PM  
Mr. Joel McClurg, The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill.
06:58:34 PM  
Dr. Ki'i Powell, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
06:59:37 PM  
Ms. Chaer Robert, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
07:03:15 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer provided closing remarks.


07:04:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1270 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kirkmeyer
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


07:05:34 PM   The committee adjourned.






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