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31D761C7B49018AE872587EB006E7ACB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1038

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 16, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



HB22-1038 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:07:03 PM  
The committee was
called to order.  A quorum was present.  Representatives Daugherty
and Van Beber, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1038, concerning
client-directed legal representation for youth in court proceedings for
youth.  Representative Daugherty explained the effect of the bill
and discussed its need.  Representative Van Beber provided additional
input on the merits of the legislation.
01:12:40 PM  
Chris Henderson, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of HB 22-1038.

Melanie Jordan, representing the Office of Respondent Parent's Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

Kim Dvorchak, representing the National Association of Counsel for Children, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Henderson responded to questions regarding attorney-client relationships with child clients, and situations where the child's wishes are unrealistic in dependency or neglect cases.

01:28:05 PM  
Gretchen Russo, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of HB 22-1038.

Benjamin Teevan, representing Fostering Colorado and the Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

Andrea Wulf, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:36:24 PM  
Makita Cotto, representing
herself, testified in support of HB 22-1038.



Samantha Little, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
Written testimony may be found in Attachment C.
01:44:37 PM  
Representative Daugherty explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


01:46:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Daugherty
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Roberts
Van Beber
Will
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:46:33 PM  
Representative Daugherty explained the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment B).


01:47:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Daugherty
Seconded Van Beber
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Roberts
Van Beber
Will
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:47:06 PM  
Representatives Daugherty and Van Beber provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1038. Representatives Tipper and Weissman discussed the merits of the legislation.


01:55:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1038, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Daugherty
Seconded Van Beber
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Roberts Yes
Van Beber Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Excused
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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