BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1119
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Adopt prepared amendment L.010 (Attachment G). Th|
Refer House Bill 09-1119, as amended, to the Commi
|Pass Without Objection|
12:42 PM -- House Bill 09-1119
Senator Schwartz introduced House Bill 09-1119. The bill creates the Rural Youth Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program in the Department of Human Services. The program will provide prevention and treatment services to children ages 8 to 17 who live in rural areas. She distributed an amendment L.010 to the committee (Attachment I).
12:45 PM -- Frank Mestas, County Commissioner of Alamosa County, and representing himself, testified that substance abuse treatment saves lives and creates an alternative to jails.
12:48 PM -- Camille Mestas, representing Crossroads, testified regarding her experiences with substance abuse.
12:53 PM -- Michelle Lopez, representing Crossroads, testified regarding her experiences with substance abuse.
12:55 PM -- Chris Habgood, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, testified regarding changes to the bill that were made in the House of Representatives. He stated that the bill will utilize existing contracting mechanisms.
12:57 PM -- Mark Randall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in support of the bill. He testified that treatment programs help reduce recidivism.
Senator Schwartz gave concluding remarks regarding the bill. She distributed a handout showing the population of counties in Colorado and a letter of support for the bill (Attachments J and K).
|TIME: || 01:00:30 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1119, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 5-3 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS