CCPA Legislative Testimony

CCPA members and staff regularly testify in front of various legislative committees on critical issues impacting community providers and the human service industry.

2014 Legislative Testimony

3/19/14- Public Health Committee Public Hearing on SB-5534, An Act Concerning The Provision Of Services To Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities

Morna Murray, CCPA

Jennifer Fournier, Harc, Inc.

Patrick Johnson

Hannah Jurewicz, Dungarvin

3/19/14- Public Health Committee Public Hearing on SB-417, An Act Concerning The Provision Of Psychiatric And Substance Use Treatment Services

Morna Murray, CCPA

Roberta Cook, BHCare

Alyssa Goduti, CHR

Enrique Juncadella, CommuniCare, Inc.

Lois Nesci, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford

Luis B. Perez, Mental Health Association of CT

Susan Walkama, Wheeler Clinic

Jeffrey Walter

3/17/14- Governmment Administration and Elections Committee Public Hearing on SB-451, An Act Concerning Government Administration, State Contracting, Regional School Boards And The State Elections Enforcement Commission

Kirk Springsted, CCPA

Andrea Barton Reeves, HARC

Ron Borque, Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center of Greater Waterbury

3/10/14- Public Health Committee Public Hearing on SB-433, An Act Concerning The Licensing Process For Community Providers

Morna Murray, CCPA

Gary Steck, LMFT, Wellmore

3/13/14- Human Services Committee Public Hearing on HB-5500, An Act Concerning Provider Audits Under The Medicaid Program

Morna Murray, CCPA

Roberta Cook, BHCare

Terri Eblen, Bridges

Ronald Fleming, Ph.D., LCSW, Alcohol & Drug Recovery Centers, Inc. 

Jennifer Fournier, Esq., Harc, Inc.

Lois Nesci, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford

Valerie Reyher, Kennedy Center, Inc.

Anne Ruwet, CCARC

Robert Stephens, Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc.

3/4/14- Human Services Committee Public Hearing on SB-251, An Act Concerning Programs Administered By The Department Of Social Services

Morna Murray, CCPA

Hannah Jurewicz, Dungarvin

2/27/14- Labor and Public Employees Committee Public Hearing on HB-5279, An Act Eliminating the Minimum Fair Wage Exception for Certain Citizens of Connecticut

Morna Murray, CCPA

Nery Aldana, Chapel Haven

Pat Bourne, SARAH, Inc.

Anna Cardona, CCARC

Susan Desrosiers, Arc Quinebaug Valley

Pam Fields, Arc of Meriden-Wallingford

Beth Fisher, Kuhn Employment Opportunities

Hannah Jurewicz, Dungarvin

Sandie Lavoy, CW Resources

Rick Pittman, Vantage Group

Patricia Richards, CLASP Homes

Client Statements, Chapel Haven

2/18/14- Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing on HB-5030, An Act Making Adjustments to State Expenditures for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. Budgets for Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Developmental Services

Morna Murray, CCPA

Roberta Cook, BHCare

Alyssa Goduti, CHR

Pat Johnson

Barry Kasdan, Bridges

Luis Perez, Mental Health Association of CT

Barry Simon, Oak Hill

Helene Wojtowicz, BHCare

2/14/14- Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing on HB-5030, An Act Making Adjustments to State Expenditures for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2015. Budges for Department of Children and Families and Department of Social Services

Morna Murray, CCPA

 

2013 Legislative Testimony

3/11/13- Government Administration and Elections Committee Public Hearing

SB 761, An Act Making the Janitorial Work Pilot Program for Persons With a Disability or Disadvantage Permanent

Kirk Springsted, CCPA

CCPA Member testimony

3/5/13- Human Services Committee Public Hearing

HB 1026, An Act Concerning an Adequate Provider Network to Ensure Positive Health Outcomes for Low Income Residents

Sheila Amdur, CCPA

Barry Kasdan, Bridges

HB 1023, An Act Concerning Revenue Retention by Nonprofit Health and Human Services Providers

Alyssa Goduti, CHR

Anne Ruwet, CCARC

Matthew Rehyer, ARI

Ron Fleming, ADRC

Susan Walkama, Wheeler Clinic

Sheila Amdur, CCPA

3/4/13- Finance Committee Public Hearing

SB 842, Governor's Bonding Bill (including $40 M for nonprofit providers over the two year biennium)

Mary Anne O'Neill, CCPA

Patrick Johnson, Oak Hill

Anne Ruwet, CCARC

2/26/13- Children's Committee Public Hearing

Hillary Teed, CCPA

2/26/13- Human Services Committee Public Hearing

Sheila Amdur, CCPA

2/22/13- Appropriations Committee (Human Services Subcommittee) Public Hearing

DSS Budget:

Sheila Amdur, CCPA

Paul McLaughlin, Hartford Dispensary

Josie Robles, Hartford Behavioral Health

DCF Budget:

Susan Walkama, Wheeler Clinic

Philip Guzmán, Child and Family Guidance Center

2/15/13- Appropriations Committee (Health & Hospitals Subcommittee) Public Hearing

DDS Budget:

Patrick Johnson, Oak Hill

Steve Becker, HARC

Joe Duffy, Family Advocate

Pam Fields, ARC Meriden-Wallingford

Kelly Dorsey, Self Advocate

DMHAS Budget:

Ray Gorman, CMHA

Joe Sullivan, MCCA

Ron Fleming, ADRC

Russ Buchner, Hartford Dispensary

Jim Probolus, Gilead Board of Directors

Fran Ludwig, Gilead Board of Directors


1/22/13- Legislative Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence, Mental Health, and School Safety:  Mental Health Subcommittee Public Hearing

Gary Steck, CCPA Board Chair and President/CEO of Wellmore Behavioral Health


2012 Legislative Testimony

7/24/12 Joint Appropriations and Human Services Public Hearing

Proposed Medicaid LIA Demonstration 1115 Waiver

6/29/12 Program Review and Investigations Committee Public Hearing

2012 Studies: Access to Substance Use Treatment for Youth and Medicaid: Improper Payments

3/12/12  Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee Public Hearing

S.B. 25, AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ADJUSTING BOND OF THE STATE FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

S.B. 356, AN ACT EXPANDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE ACT

3/8/12 Labor Committee Public Hearing: S.B. 259, AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP

Appropriations Committee Public Hearings: H.B. 5014 AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013.

2/16/12

OPM:  Patrick Johnson, Oak Hill

2/17/12

2/21/12 Commerce Committee Public Hearing:  H.B. No. 5105 (RAISED) AN ACT CONCERNING THE JOB EXPANSION TAX CREDIT PROGRAM AND INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING CERTAIN SERVICES FROM THE DEPARTMENTS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION SERVICES AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

Appropriations Committee Public Hearings: H.B. 5014 AN ACT MAKING ADJUSTMENTS TO STATE EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2013.

2/22/12

2/22/12  Program Review and Investigations Committee Public Hearing: H.B. 5036 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF SELECTED SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY.

CCPA LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY ARCHIVES

Testimony Archive- 2011

Testimony Archive- 2010 - 2006