Amendments for SB21-039

Senate Journal, March 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-039 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 3 and 4, and substitute:

(c) DUE TO SYSTEMIC BARRIERS, MANY".

Page 4, line 22, after the period, add "THE PROCESS FOR APPROVING TRANSITION
PLANS MUST ENSURE THAT AN EMPLOYER HAS UNTIL JULY 1, 2025, TO
ELIMINATE SUBMINIMUM WAGE EMPLOYMENT SO THAT INDIVIDUALS
CURRENTLY WORKING IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS CAN SUCCESSFULLY
TRANSITION TO COMPETITIVE INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT, SUPPORTED
EMPLOYMENT, OR INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO EACH
INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT GOALS.".

Page 4, strike lines 23 through 27.

Page 5, strike lines 1 through 4.



Senate Journal, April 23
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-039 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 10, after line 1 insert:

"SECTION 8. Appropriation. (1) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year,
$82,641 is appropriated to the department of health care policy and financing
for use by the executive director's office. This appropriation consists of $74,364
from the general fund, $4,284 from the children's basic health plan trust created
in Section 25.5-8-105 (1), C.R.S., and $3,993 from the healthcare affordability
and sustainability fee cash fund created in Section 25.5-4-402.4 (5)(a), C.R.S.
To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation as follows:
(a) $34,940 from the general fund for personal services, which amount
is based on an assumption that the office will require an additional 0.9 FTE;
(b) $4,009 from the general fund for operating expenses;
(c) $27,051 from the general fund for medicaid management system
maintenance and projects; and
(d) $16,641 for Colorado benefits management systems operating and
contracts, which consists of $8,364 from the general fund, which amount is
subject to the "(M)" notation as defined in the annual general appropriation act
for the same fiscal year, $4,284 from the children's basic health plan trust
created in Section 25.5-8-105 (1), C.R.S., and $3,993 from the healthcare
affordability and sustainability fee cash fund created in Section 25.5-4-402.4
(5)(a), C.R.S.
(2) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, the general assembly anticipates
that the department of health care policy and financing will receive $391,075
in federal funds to implement this act. The appropriation in subsection (1) of
this section is based on the assumption that the department will receive this
amount of federal funds to be used as follows:
(a) $30,861 for personal services;
(b) $3,541 for operating expenses;
(c) $243,455 for medicaid management system maintenance and
projects; and
(d) $113,218 for Colorado benefits management systems operating and
contracts.
(3) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $129,859 is appropriated to the
office of the governor for use by the office of information technology. This
appropriation is from reappropriated funds received from the department of
health care policy and financing under subsections (1)(d) and (2)(d) of this
section. To implement this act, the office may use this appropriation to provide
information technology services for the department of health care policy and
financing.
(4) For the 2021-22 state fiscal year, $46,490 is appropriated to the
department of labor and employment for use by the division of labor standards
and statistics. This appropriation is from the general fund, and is based on an
assumption that the division will require an additional 0.6 FTE. To implement
this act, the division may use this appropriation for program costs related to
labor standards.".

Renumber succeeding sections accordingly.

Page 1, line 104, strike "JOBS." and substitute "JOBS, AND, IN CONNECTION
THEREWITH, MAKING AN APPROPRIATION.".


Appro-
priations


House Journal, May 5
53 SB21-039 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
54 the Committee on Appropriations with favorable
55 recommendation:
1 Amend reengrossed bill, page 4, strike lines 6 and 7, and substitute "ON
2 OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2021, SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JULY 1, 2021, SUBMIT
3 DATA FOR INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE
4 JOBS TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING IN A
5 MANNER DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND
6 FINANCING AND SHALL INCLUDE:
7 (A) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED IN
8 SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS BY THE EMPLOYER;
9 (B) THE NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK WORKED BY EACH
10 INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS; AND
11 (C) THE WAGES PER HOUR OR PIECE RATE EARNED BY EACH
12 INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYED IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS.
13 (II) THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING
14 SHALL COMPILE AND SUMMARIZE THE DATA SUBMITTED PURSUANT TO
15 SUBSECTION (2)(c)(I) OF THIS SECTION AND MAKE THE SUMMARY
16 AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2022.
17 (III) ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2022, EACH EMPLOYER THAT HOLDS
18 A SPECIAL CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 2021, SHALL
19 SUBMIT A TRANSITION PLAN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE
20 POLICY AND FINANCING DETAILING HOW THE".
21
22 Page 4, line 13, strike "(II)" and substitute "(IV)".
23
24 Page 4, line 16, after "DEPARTMENT" insert "OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND
25 FINANCING".
26
27 Page 4, line 19, strike "APPLICABLE. THE" and substitute "APPLICABLE,
28 AND HONOR THE PERSONAL CHOICE OF INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY
29 WORKING IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS AS IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE
30 PERSON-CENTERED CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLANNING PROCESS DESCRIBED
31 IN SECTION 8-84-301 (2). THE TRANSITION PLAN AND EACH ANNUAL
32 UPDATE MUST INCLUDE THE DATA OUTLINED IN SUBSECTION (2)(c)(I) OF
33 THIS SECTION UPDATED AS OF THE DATE OF SUBMISSION AND THE DATA
34 COLLECTED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION (2)(c)(IV). THE DEPARTMENT
35 OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING SHALL COMPILE AND
36 SUMMARIZE THE DATA AND MAKE THE SUMMARY AVAILABLE TO THE
37 PUBLIC ON AN ANNUAL BASIS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE
38 PRIVACY LAWS INCLUDING THE "HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND
39 ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996", AS AMENDED, 42 U.S.C. SEC. 1320d TO
40 1320d-9. THE TRANSITION PLAN AND EACH ANNUAL UPDATE MUST
41 INCLUDE:
42 (A) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO, SINCE THE MOST RECENT
43 PRIOR SUBMISSION OF DATA, HAVE MOVED TO ANOTHER PROVIDER
44 AGENCY NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE EMPLOYER;
45 (B) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO, SINCE THE MOST RECENT
46 PRIOR SUBMISSION OF DATA, HAVE TRANSITIONED TO COMPETITIVE
47 INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8-84-301 (3);
48 (C) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO, SINCE THE MOST RECENT
49 PRIOR SUBMISSION OF DATA, HAVE TRANSITIONED TO SUPPORTED
50 EMPLOYMENT THAT DOES NOT MEET THE DEFINITION OF COMPETITIVE
51 INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT;
52 (D) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO, SINCE THE MOST RECENT
53 PRIOR SUBMISSION OF DATA, HAVE TRANSITIONED TO INTEGRATED
54 COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO THE INDIVIDUAL'S EMPLOYMENT
55 GOALS, INCLUDING INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES;
1 (E) THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO, SINCE THE MOST RECENT
2 P R IO R S U B M IS S IO N O F D A T A , H A V E T R A N S IT IO N E D T O
3 NON-EMPLOYMENT-RELATED DAY SERVICES; AND
4 (F) FOR INDIVIDUALS INCLUDED IN SUBSECTIONS (2)(c)(IV)(B)
5 AND (2)(c)(IV)(C) OF THIS SECTION, THE NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK
6 WORKED BY EACH INDIVIDUAL AND THE WAGES PER HOUR EARNED BY
7 EACH INDIVIDUAL.
8 (V) THE".
9
10 Page 4, line 20, after "DEPARTMENT" insert "OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND
11 FINANCING".
12
13 Page 5, after line 1 insert:
14 "(VI) EACH ANNUAL UPDATE OF THE TRANSITION PLAN MUST
15 DEMONSTRATE PROGRESS TOWARD ITS IDENTIFIED BENCHMARKS. THE
16 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING SHALL ASSESS
17 EACH EMPLOYER'S ANNUAL PROGRESS AND PROVIDE TECHNICAL
18 ASSISTANCE AS NEEDED. IF AN EMPLOYER FAILS TO DEMONSTRATE
19 PROGRESS TOWARD THE BENCHMARKS IDENTIFIED IN ITS TRANSITION
20 PLAN, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CARE POLICY AND FINANCING SHALL
21 NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT WHICH MAY ISSUE
22 A COMPLIANCE ORDER TO THE EMPLOYER.
23 (VII) IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS CURRENTLY
24 WORKING IN SUBMINIMUM WAGE JOBS MAY SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITION
25 TO COMPETITIVE INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT, SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT,
26 OR INTEGRATED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES RELATED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL'S
27 EMPLOYMENT GOALS, THE INDIVIDUAL'S CASE MANAGER MUST OFFER THE
28 INDIVIDUAL THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN ADVOCATE IDENTIFIED AND
29 SELECTED BY THE INDIVIDUAL PRESENT DURING THE INDIVIDUAL'S
30 SERVICE PLAN MEETINGS WHERE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ARE DISCUSSED.
31 THE CASE MANAGER MUST OFFER AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE, IF
32 REQUESTED, IN IDENTIFYING AN INDEPENDENT ADVOCATE WHO IS NOT
33 INVOLVED WITH PROVIDING SERVICES OR SUPPORTS TO THE INDIVIDUAL.
34 THE CASE MANAGER SHALL DOCUMENT THE OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE AND
35 THE INDIVIDUAL'S RESPONSES.".
36
37 Page 5, line 15, after "THE" insert "FEDERAL".
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House Journal, May 21
8 SB21-039 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
9 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
10 recommendation:
11
12 Amend the Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee
13 Report, dated May 4, 2021, page 3, after line 24 insert:
14
15 "Page 10, line 1, strike "$82,641" and substitute "$90,691".
16
17 Page 10, line 3, strike "$74,364" and substitute "$82,414".
18
19 Page 10, line 8, strike "$34,940" and substitute "$43,205".
20
21 Page 10, line 10, strike "0.9" and substitute "1.3".
22
23 Page 10, line 11, strike "$4,009" and substitute "$3,794".
24
25 Page 10, line 23, strike "$391,075" and substitute "$409,885".
26
27 Page 10, line 27, strike "$30,861" and substitute "$48,916".
28
29 Page 11, line 1, strike "$3,541" and substitute "$4,296".
30
31 Page 11, line 13, strike "$46,490" and substitute "$13,160".
32
33 Page 11, line 16, strike "0.6" and substitute "0.2".".
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House Journal, May 24
37 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated May 21, 2021, and
38 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, May
39 21, 2021.
40
41 Amendment No. 2, Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services
42 Report, dated May 4, 2021, and placed in member's bill file; Report also
43 printed in House Journal, May 5, 2021.
44
45 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
46 Reading and Final Passage.