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h_hie_2017a_2017-05-09t12:59:46z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/09/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-021



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, INSURANCE, & ENVIRONMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment B) to Senate Bil

Refer Senate Bill 17-021, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







01:41 PM -- SB 17-021



Representative Singer presented Senate Bill 17-021 to the committee, along with amendment L.015 (Attachment B). The reengrossed bill establishes a housing program for persons with mental illness transitioning from incarceration. The housing assistance program is to be managed by the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and is intended to provide vouchers and other support services to persons with a mental health disorder or co-occurring behavioral health disorder and newly released from the Department of Corrections (DOC), the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) in the Department of Human Services, or county jail. The DOLA is required to provide grants or loans for the acquisition, construction, or rehabilitation of rental housing for persons with behavioral or mental health disorders.



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The bill creates the Housing Assistance for Persons Transitioning from Incarceration Cash Fund, which consists of moneys transferred from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and moneys appropriated by the General Assembly.



Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, any money appropriated from the General Fund for community corrections that is unexpended or unencumbered at the close of the fiscal year is transferred to the new cash fund created under the bill for the DOLA housing assistance program. The bill also allows Marijuana Tax Cash Fund moneys to be used for housing, rental assistance, and reentry assistance provided by DOLA.




BILL: SB17-021
TIME: 01:56:26 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.015 (Attachment B) to Senate Bill 17-021. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: SB17-021
TIME: 01:57:56 PM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-021, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 7-4.
SECONDED: Jackson
VOTE
Beckman
No
Buckner
Yes
Covarrubias
No
Humphrey
No
Jackson
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Ransom
No
Esgar
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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