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h_phc_2017a_2017-04-11t13:30:08z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/11/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1283



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1283, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:32 PM -- HB 17-1283



Representative Singer and Representative Nordberg, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1283 to the committee and distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The bill creates a task force to identify and develop models for programs to promote child welfare caseworker resiliency. The bill defines "resiliency programs" and requires the task force to base its work and findings on national models for such programs. The bill specifies the membership of the task force, which may include up to 16 members from the Department of Human Services (DHS), county departments of human services, caseworkers, the Metropolitan State University (MSU) Department of Social Work, advocacy groups, and law enforcement, among others. Members serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses.



170411 AttachC.pdf170411 AttachC.pdf



The task force must be convened on or before August 1, 2017, by chairperson of the MSU Department of Social Work. The task force must submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee and the Joint Health and Human Services Committee by December 31, 2017. The task force is repealed on September 1, 2018.



03:41 PM --
Renee Rivera, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:45 PM --
Rebecca Meyers, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:48 PM --
Becky Zal Sanchez, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



03:51 PM --
Stephanie Brinks, National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter, testified in support of the bill.



04:03 PM --
Sergeant Sean Harper, Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



04:06 PM --
Kasey Matz, The Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill.



04:12 PM -- Don Mares, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:16 PM -- Kat Barker, Denver Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Andi Leopoldus, Colorado Children's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.



04:25 PM --
Sabrina Burbidge, Office of Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Dawn Matera Bassett, Metropolitan State University of Denver, testified in support of the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment D). Ms. Matera Bassett responded to committee questions.



170411 AttachD.pdf170411 AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB17-1283
TIME: 04:38:53 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Ginal
Hooton
Humphrey
Landgraf
Lewis
Liston
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:40 PM



Representative Singer and Representative Nordberg gave concluding remarks. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1283
TIME: 04:49:37 PM
MOVED: Singer
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1283, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-3.
SECONDED: Pabon
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
No
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:51 PM



The committee adjourned.








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