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S_SA_2020A 06/10/2020 10:57:49 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 06/10/2020
Attendance
Marble *
Sonnenberg *
Story X
Fields X
Foote X
Time 10:57:49 AM to 11:55:35 AM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1017 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1053 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1085 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1403 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1407 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB20-1412 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1409 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1065 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1411 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB20-1410 Referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1017 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:59:14 AM  

Senator Donovan and Senator Priola, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1017. The bill makes several changes to state laws concerning substance use disorder treatment in the criminal justice system.



11:02:53 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1017 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble Excused
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1053 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:03:17 AM  

Senator Story, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1053 to the committee.  The bill makes changes to state law related to early childcare educator workforce, mental health consultants, and quality improvement programs.

11:06:09 AM  

Bill Jaeger, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.

11:06:33 AM  

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1053 can be found as Attachment A.

Senator Story wrapped up her presentation of the bill.



11:08:53 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1053 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1065 - Committee Discussion Only


11:09:06 AM  

House Bill 20-1065 was laid over to later in the calendar.



HB20-1085 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:09:52 AM  
Senator Priola and Senator Winter, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1085 to the committee. The bill makes several changes to state law concerning the prevention of opioid and other substance use disorders.
11:12:45 AM  
The committee recessed.
11:12:56 AM  
The committee reconvened.


11:14:18 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1085 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1403 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


11:14:49 AM  

Senator Sonnenberg, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1403. The bill appropriates funds from the Colorado Water Conservation Board Construction Fund in the Department of Natural Resources for specified water-related projects in FY 2020-21, and makes transfers between water-related cash funds. Senator Sonnenberg also presented amendment L.002 (Attachment B).

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1403 can be found in Attachment C.



11:16:16 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Marble
Sonnenberg
Story
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:16:48 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1403, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1407 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:17:18 AM  

Senator Story and Senator Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1407. The bill temporarily allows institutions of higher education to forego a national assessment test score as an eligibility criterion of admission standards for first-time resident freshman students.

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1407 can be found as Attachment D.



11:21:41 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1407 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1412 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:22:21 AM  
Senator Story and Senator Zenzinger, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1412. The bill allocates $10.0 million of CARES Act funding to the Colorado Energy Office to provide direct utility bill payment assistance to households facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through its nonprofit partner, Energy Outreach Colorado.
11:28:14 AM  

Senator Story discussed amendment L.004 (Attachment E). The sponsors decided to save the amendment for the Appropriations Committee.

Senator Story wrapped up her presentation of the bill.



11:29:08 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1412 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1409 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:29:57 AM  

Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1409. The bill clarifies the definition of penal institution for purposes of health inspections, allows additional inspections of state penal institutions, and requires an inspection and report of facilities that house or detain noncitizens by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by January 1, 2021.

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1409 can be found in Attachment F.



11:31:15 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1409 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1065 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:31:48 AM  

Senator Priola, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1065.  This bill requires health insurers to reimburse hospitals for prescribing opiate antagonists to covered individuals; creates immunity for individuals who administer an expired antagonist; allows pharmacists to sell non-prescribed clean syringes or needles to individuals without a prescription; and allows nonprofits or health facilities to operate clean syringe programs.

11:33:42 AM  

Senator Priola presented amendment L.011 (Attachment G).



11:35:57 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment G).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble
Sonnenberg
Story
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:36:00 AM  

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1065 can be found in Attachment H.

Senator Priola wrapped up his presentation of the bill.



11:38:02 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1411 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:38:19 AM  

Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1411.  The bill allocates CARES Act funding to behavioral health programs in the Departments of Human Services, Public Health and Environment, Higher Education, and Law.

 

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1411 can be found in Attachment I.



11:39:44 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1411 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg Yes
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1410 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


11:39:58 AM  
Senator Zenzinger and Senator Gonzales, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1410. The bill directs $20 million of funds received from the federal CARES Act to provide assistance to individuals whose housing is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:50:15 AM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), testified in support of the bill.
11:50:46 AM  

Written testimony for HB 20-1410 can be found in Attachment J.

Senators Zenzinger and Gonzales wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



11:55:12 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1410 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Story Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:55:35 AM   The committee adjourned.






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