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s_hhs_2017a_2017-01-26t13:31:09z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/26/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-028



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


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

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-028, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:32 PM -- SB 17-028




Senator Smallwood, Chair, called the meeting to order.



Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-028. The 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 received concerning members of the armed forces, their spouses, significant others, or other family members who are assigned to that military installation.



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.



Senator Gardner distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment A), L.002 (Attachment B), and L.003 (Attachment C) to the committee.



170126 AttachA.pdf170126 AttachA.pdf170126 AttachB.pdf170126 AttachB.pdf170126 AttachC.pdf170126 AttachC.pdf



01:39 PM --
Martin Dempsey, United States Department of Defense and John Faught, the Kempe Foundation, came to the table. Mr. Dempsey testified in support of the bill. Mr. Faught and Mr. Dempsey responded to questions from committee members.



01:47 PM --
Julie Krow, El Paso County Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Krow responded to questions from the committee.



01:55 PM



Committee discussion followed.



01:56 PM --
Ms. Krow returned to the table to respond to committee questions.


BILL: SB17-028
TIME: 01:57:33 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-028
TIME: 02:02:52 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-028
TIME: 02:03:07 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Crowder
Kefalas
Martinez Humenik
Smallwood
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-028
TIME: 02:03:26 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-028, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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