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Date: 04/25/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-028



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-028 to the Committee on Appro PASS







01:35 PM -- SB 17-028



Representative Nordberg, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-028 to the committee. The reengrossed bill requires the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS) and county departments of human services to:



collect information concerning the military affiliation of any person who has custody or control of a child who is the subject of an investigation of child abuse or neglect; and

provide the command authority of a military installation with notice of, and information about, reports of known or suspected child abuse that are assigned for assessment concerning a member of the armed forces assigned to that military installation or the spouse, significant other, or other family member who resides with that service member.



The DHS and county department may enter into memoranda of understanding with the command authority of military installations to establish protocols for information sharing and for collaboration on the oversight of child welfare investigations involving military personnel and their family members. The military installation shall only use information shared about an investigation for its intended purpose and must maintain confidentiality of the information. The State Board of Human Services must promulgate rules for implementation of this bill. Representative Nordberg responded to questions from the committee.



01:39 PM --
John Faught, The Kempe Foundation, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Faught responded to committee questions.



01:41 PM --
Martin Dempsey, Department of Defense, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dempsey responded to committee questions.



01:46 PM --
Mary Berg, Jefferson County Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



01:49 PM



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

BILL: SB17-028
TIME: 01:54:21 PM
MOVED: Landgraf
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-028 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 12-1.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Landgraf
Yes
Lewis
No
Liston
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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