Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, bill sponsor, introduced and gave opening comments on SB21-027. The bill requires the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide diapering essentials (diapers, wipes, and diaper creams) to eligible individuals. The DHS, within 30 days of the bill taking effect, must solicit interest and cost distribution proposals from diaper distribution centers to administer the program. Diaper distribution centers must be operational within 60 days after entering into a contract with the DHS. The selection process is not subject to Coloradoâs Procurement Code. The DHS is required to submit a preliminary report in FY 2021-22 and starting in FY 2022-23, the bill requires the DHS to submit a report on the program to the General Assembly as a part of its SMART Act hearing. Finally, the bill requires the General Assembly to appropriate $2.0 million from the General Fund to the DHS in FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23 to fund the distribution centers. The DHS may use up to $150,000, or 7.5 percent of the money appropriated, for administrative costs. The program is repealed on July 1, 2024.