Colorado Legislative Council Staff

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MEMORANDUM July 18, 2007 TO: Members of the Interim Committee to Study Long-term Care Services and Supports for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Elizabeth Burger, Research Associate II, 303-866-6272 Jessika Shipley, Senior Research Assistant, 303-866-3528 Kelly Stapleton, Senior Research Assistant, 303-866-4789 Amy Larsen, Senior Fiscal Analyst, 303-866-3488

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Overview of the Interim Committee on Long-term Care Services and Supports for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

This memorandum describes the charge of the interim committee, and indicates the meeting dates, bill limits, and bill request deadlines applicable to the committee. Meeting summaries, agendas, and other information regarding the interim committee are available on Legislative Council's website through the following link. http://www.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/lcsstaff/2007/comsched/07DisabilitiesSched.htm

Membership Representative Michael Garcia Chair Representative Bob Gardner Representative Cory Gardner Representative Jack Pommer Representative John Soper Senator Betty Boyd Vice-Chair Senator Bob Hagedorn Senator Moe Keller Senator Scott Renfroe Senator Nancy Spence

Meetings The committee is permitted to meet no more than six times during the 2007 interim. During the 2007 interim, the committee will meet on the following dates: • • • • • • Wednesday, July 18, Legislative Services Building, Room A Tuesday, July 31, Legislative Services Building, Room A Tuesday, August 14, Legislative Services Building, Room A Wednesday, August 29, Legislative Services Building, Room A Friday, September 21, House Committee Room 112 Wednesday, October 10, Legislative Services Building Room A

Interim Committee Charge The committee must solicit and accept reports and public testimony on at least the following issues: • ways to create more transparency, reliability, efficiency, and accountability throughout the process of providing long-term health care services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities; innovative options to meet the long-term health care needs of people with developmental disabilities; recommendations to eliminate all waiting lists for long-term health care services and supports for persons with developmental disabilities with all deliberate speed; and recommendations for the creation of new funding for persons on the waiting lists.

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The committee must submit a written report of its findings and recommendations, including specific recommendations for eliminating the waiting lists for long-term health care services and supports, to the House and Senate Health and Human Services Committees by December 15, 2007.

Committee Recommendations to Legislative Council Bill limits. The committee may recommend no more than eight bills to the Legislative Council, unless the Executive Committee of the Legislative Council approves a greater number by October 16, 2007. Bills approved by the Legislative Council do not count against a member's five bill limit for the regular legislative session.1

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Joint Rule 24 (b) (1) (D)

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Legislative Council review. The Legislative Council review of interim committee legislation is scheduled for November 15, 2007. Bills not approved by Legislative Council may be introduced into the regular session, but such bills will count against a member's five bill limit. Interim committee bills must have prime sponsors prior to consideration by the Legislative Council.2 Bill sponsors do not need to be members of the interim committee. Requirements for bill drafts. Requests for bill drafts must be made no later than Wednesday, August 29, to allow sufficient time for drafting and final consideration by the members. Draft legislation will be considered by the committee on Friday, September 21. At that time, members may propose amendments to the draft legislation. Final proposed legislation must be approved by the committee on Wednesday, October 10, in order to be considered at the November 15, 2007, meeting of the Legislative Council.

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Joint Rule 24 (b) (1) (E)

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