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8E0E1CFEC7273A4687258805006BC4F4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1113

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 14, 2022      
Location SCR 357



HB22-1113 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:37:13 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer
and Senator Ginal, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1113,
which requires the Judicial Department’s Child Welfare Appeals Workgroup
to monitor and report on the implementation of recommendations from its
2021 final report. It also requires district courts to issue written orders
within 35 days after hearings concerning termination of the parent-child
legal relationship.



Senator Kirkmeyer and Senator Ginal answered questions from the committee.

01:43:51 PM  
Mrs. Kaci Nice, representing
self, testified in support of the bill.



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



Mrs. Heather Gonzales, representing the Colorado State Foster Parents Association,
testified in support of the bill.

01:54:48 PM  
Ms. Lauren Langan,
representing the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, testified in support
of the bill. Ms. Langan answered questions from the committee.
02:03:37 PM  
Mrs. Heather Williamson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:50 PM  
Jody Britton, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:01 PM  
Mrs. Korey Elger,
representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support
of the bill.
02:13:44 PM  
Ms. Ellen Toomey-Hale,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Toomey-Hale answered
questions from the committee. Additional written testimony was provided
to committee members (Attachment A).

02:19:58 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer and Senator Ginal provided closing remarks.


02:23:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1113 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Ginal
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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