BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1139
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved to adopt prepared amendment L.001 (Attachmen|
Moved to adopt prepared amendment L.002 (Attachmen
Moved to refer House Bill 09-1139 to the Committee
|Pass Without Objection|
Pass Without Objection
06:00 PM -- House Bill 09-1139
Representative Solano presented House Bill 09-1139 which creates a 10-member Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Commission to address issues concerning fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and make recommendations to the Department of Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health, and to the Health and Human Services Committees of the General Assembly. She stated that the commission is repealed after three years. Representative Solano stated that the bill has no fiscal impact. She also noted that the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association supports the bill and provided a handout stating that to the committee (Attachment C). Representative Solano also spoke to prepared amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments D and E respectively).
06:06 PM -- Eileen Bisgard, National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (NOFAS), testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bisgard provided data from Washington state that quantified the positive effects of promoting a statewide awareness and intervention effort on the dangers of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Ms. Bigard provided several letters in support of the bill, along with her written testimony to the committee (Attachment F).
06:16 PM -- Cynthia Eikenberg, parent of a family member who suffers from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, testified in support of the bill.
06:19 PM -- Chris Habgood, Division of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
06:24 PM -- Dr. Sharon Langendoerfer, Department of Pediatrics, Denver Health, and National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (NOFAS), testified in support of the bill. Dr. Langendoerfer provided two handouts, her testimony in support of the bill and a letter from the March of Dimes in support of the bill, to the committee (Attachments G and H respectively). Dr. Langendoerfer stressed that fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is the most preventable birth defect, and this bill provides a first step in addressing the problem.
06:39 PM -- Dr. Nicole Tartaglia, The Children's Hospital and the National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (NOFAS), testified in support of the bill. She spoke to some of the affects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. She reiterated that the disorder is preventable.
Representative Solano responded to questions from the committee and provided a wrap-up to the bill.
|TIME: || 06:50:21 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to refer House Bill 09-1139 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a 10-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee adjourned.