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H_PHC_2017A 03/07/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES

Date: 03/07/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 04:26 PM
Catlin
X
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0107
Ginal
X
Hooton
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Landgraf
X
Representative Singer
Lewis
X
Liston
X
This Report was prepared by
Michaelson Jenet
X
Anne Wallace
Pabon
X
Pettersen
X
Ransom
X
Danielson
X
Singer
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1185

SB17-110
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:34 PM -- HB 17-1185



Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1185 to the committee. The bill adds officials and employees of county departments of health, human services, or social services to the list of mandatory reporters of child abuse. It also allows these county employees to receive certain follow up information about children about whom they file a report of child abuse or neglect if they continue to be officially and professionally involved in the ongoing care of the child. The bill expands the period for county departments of human services to provide such follow up information to all eligible mandatory reports from 30 days to 60 days after the report of child abuse and neglect is filed.





Witness testimony was heard on this bill at the House Public Health Care and Human Services committee on February 28, 2017. Representative Singer commented on constituents' concerns related to the bill.

BILL: HB17-1185
TIME: 01:36:30 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1185 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Michaelson Jenet
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



01:38 PM -- SB 17-110



Representative Danielson and Representative Wilson, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-110 to the committee. Under current law, a family child care home is exempt from child care licensing requirements if they provide care for less than 24 hours for one child or for two or more siblings from the same family household. The bill modifies this exemption so that an individual who provides care in a place of residence for less than 24 hours is exempt from child care licensing if one of the following conditions are met:

    • the children being cared for are related to the caregiver, the children are related to each other from a single family unrelated to the caregiver, or a combination of such children; or
    • there are no more than four children being cared for, with no more than two children under two years of age from multiple families, regardless of the children's relationship to the caregiver.

01:48 PM



The bill sponsors responded to committee questions regarding the bill. Committee discussion ensued.



02:07 PM --
Laurel LaBonde, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. LaBonde responded to questions from the committee.







02:11 PM -- Chaer Robert, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Robert responded to questions from the committee.



02:18 PM --
Richard Garcia, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Garcia responded to questions from the committee.



02:23 PM --
Diana Romero Campbell, Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.



02:28 PM --
Bill Jaeger, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.



02:34 PM -- George Rivera, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:38 PM --
Regina Montoya, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Montoya responded to questions from the committee.



02:47 PM --
Crystal Boutilier, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Boutilier responded to questions from the committee.



02:59 PM -- Javinia Downes, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Downes responded to questions from the committee.



03:04 PM -- Sandra Black, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Black responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM --
Heidi Clearo, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and submitted a handout (Attachment A). Ms. Clearo responded to questions from the committee.



170307 AttachA.pdf170307 AttachA.pdf



03:23 PM --
Tricia Kelly Lynch, Colorado Association of Family Child Care, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Lynch responded to questions from the committee.



03:29 PM --
Erin Mewhinney, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

03:33 PM -- Carin Rosa, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



03:34 PM



Ms. Mewhinney and Ms. Rosa responded to questions from the committee.



03:51 PM



Committee discussion with Ms. Mewhinney and Ms. Rosa ensued.





04:11 PM



Representative Wilson and Representative Danielson gave concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB17-110
TIME: 04:25:13 PM
MOVED: Danielson
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-110 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-2.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
No
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
No
Final YES: 11 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



04:26 PM




Representative Singer adjourned the meeting.


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