Representative Benavidez, chair, gave opening remarks and explained the bill draft request process. The bill drafts can be found at this link: http://leg.colorado.gov/content/jmicjs2021acommdocs
Lauren Krisai, representing Justice Action Network, testified in support of Bill #7 (triage centers). She discussed triage centers in other states.
Kyley Buress, representing Colorado Counties, Inc, testified on Bill #9 (jail standards). She raised concerns about implementation.
Tim Lane, representing Colorado District Attoneys' Council and task force member member, testified on Bill #3 (incompetent to proceed) and #4 (not guilty by reason of insanity). He noted that the bills were not vetted by the task force and referenced the fiscal notes. He also spoke in support of Bill #10 (housing support services). He answered questions from the committee.
Committee discussion followed about the stakeholder process and bill origins.