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h_phc_2018a_2018-01-30t13:35:09z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1021

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Jan 30, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1021 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:02:59 PM  

Representative Hooton, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1021 to the committee.  The bill creates a 21-member task force in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to study issues related to youth experiencing homelessness.  The task force will examine how to increase services for youth experiencing homelessness, as well as the current coordination between state agencies and local agencies.  It will also ensure there is a statewide strategy to prevent homelessness, and report on Colorado's progress toward preventing and ending homelessness.  The bill specifies that the Office of Homeless Youth Services is transferred to DOLA from the Department of Human Services.

04:07:33 PM  

Representative Hooton responded to committee questions regarding the bill.  Amendments L.001, L.002, and L.005 (Attachments F,G, and H) were distributed to the committee.

04:11:14 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
04:11:35 PM  
Laura Richards, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:15:16 PM  

Kendall Rames, Urban Peak, testified in support of the bill.

04:17:46 PM  

Romeo Perez, Urban Peak, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Perez responded to committee questions.

04:21:13 PM  

Denise McHugh, Spark Community and the Rural Collaboration for Runaway and Homeless Youth, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. McHugh responded to committee questions.

04:28:27 PM  
Representative Hooton responded to committee questions.
04:30:36 PM  
Erin Medina, Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:24 PM  

Alison George, DOLA, testified in a neutral capacity.  Ms. George answered questions from the committee.

04:36:57 PM  

Ms. Rames returned to the table to respond to committee questions.

04:37:59 PM  

Sammie Lawrence, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:41:58 PM  

Corletta Hilton-Davis, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Hilton-Davis responded to committee questions.

04:45:38 PM  
Representative Hooton described amendment
L.001 (Attachment F) to the committee.


04:47:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Beckman
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:47:34 PM  

Representative Hooton described amendment L.002 (Attachment G) to the committee.



04:49:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Ginal
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:49:38 PM  

Representative Hooton described amendment L.005 (Attachment H) to the committee.



04:51:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment H).
Moved Hooton
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman
Catlin
Everett
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
McKean
Michaelson Jenet
Pabon
Pettersen
Ransom
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:51:10 PM  

Representative Hooton provided concluding remarks on the bill.



04:55:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1021, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hooton
Seconded Michaelson Jenet
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
McKean Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pabon Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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