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h_phc_2018a_2018-04-10t13:38:32z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1306

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 10, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1306 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:49:19 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1306 to the committee.  The bill requires that the Department of Human Services and county human service offices provide transportation to the school of origin when a student is in out-of-home placement.  The bill creates a grant program and a permanent coordinator position in the Colorado Department of Education to assist local education providers with education related services to students in foster care.    

02:49:20 PM  

Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

02:55:24 PM  

Sister Michael Dolores Allegry, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306.

03:01:37 PM  

Director Reggie Biccha, the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.  Director Biccha responded to committee questions.

03:09:16 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to committee questions.
03:09:35 PM  

Katherine Page, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1348.  Ms. Page responded to committee questions.

03:21:08 PM  

Chaz Tedesco, Adams County Commissioner, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.

03:25:27 PM  

Benjamin Waters, Foster in Colorado and Mile High United Way, testified in support of HB 18-1306.

03:26:44 PM  
Kristina Smith, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306 and HB 18-1348.
03:30:11 PM  
Michayla Collins, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.
03:33:44 PM  
Gloria Mendez, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.
03:37:00 PM  

Luisa Hernandez, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306.

03:42:38 PM  
Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Mendez, and Mr. Tedesco responded to committee questions.
03:46:16 PM  

Jenny Bender, Court Appointed Special Advocates, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.

03:53:07 PM  
Tori Shuler, Fostering Great Ideas, testified
in support of HB 18-1306.
04:01:00 PM  

Cynthia Butler, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1348.

04:07:34 PM  
Ms. Shuler, Ms. Bender, and Ms. Butler responded to committee questions.
04:19:55 PM  
Leah Curtsinger, representing herself,
testified in support of HB 18-1348.
04:22:41 PM  
Connie Rule, Boys and Girls Club, testified in support of HB 18-1306.
04:26:16 PM  
Kaleo George, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1306.
04:30:44 PM  

Ms. Curtsinger responded to committee questions.

04:33:50 PM  

Ashley Chase, Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of HB 18-1306 and HB 18-1319.

04:41:06 PM  

Tiffany Noelle Brown, representing herself, testified in support of House Bill 18-1306 and House Bill 18-1348.

04:45:09 PM  

Renee Bernhart, Foster Source, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.

04:49:56 PM  

Riley Kitts, Colorado Association of School Board, testified in a neutral capacity on HB 18-1306.

04:51:18 PM  

Joanna McFarland, HopSkipDrive, testified in support of HB 18-1306.

04:53:06 PM  

Brian Brinkerhoff, Colorado Youth for Change, testified in support of HB 18-1306.

04:54:35 PM  

Dr. Skip Barber, Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies, testified in support of HB 18-1306, HB 18-1319, and HB 18-1348.

05:00:01 PM  
Ms. McFarland responded to committee questions.
05:04:38 PM  
Wendy Hollister, representing herself, testified in support of HB 18-1348.
05:07:50 PM  
Dave Brown, representing himself, testified in support of HB 18-1348.
05:08:44 PM  
Justin Finesilver, representing himself, testified in support of HB 18-1348.
05:13:31 PM  
Mr. Finesilver, Mr. Brown, and Ms. Hollister responded to committee questions.
05:19:12 PM  

Representative Michaelson distributed amendments L.001 [Attachment C] and L.003 [Attachment D], and described them to the committee.



05:25:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Danielson
Beckman No
Catlin Excused
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Winkler No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:25:31 PM  
Committee members discussed the amendments.


05:26:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Lontine
Beckman
Catlin Excused
Everett Excused
Ginal
Hooton
Landgraf
Lontine
Michaelson Jenet
Pettersen
Ransom
Winkler
Danielson
Singer
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:26:10 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet gave concluding remarks on the bill.
05:26:36 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


05:34:40 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1306, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Pettersen
Beckman No
Catlin Excused
Everett Excused
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf No
Lontine Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Pettersen Yes
Ransom No
Winkler No
Danielson Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS