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s_jud_2016a_2016-03-28t13:31:35z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1224



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1224, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:32 PM -- HB16-1224



Senator Woods, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1224, concerning child abuse involving human trafficking of minors. Senator Woods distributed amendment L.012 (Attachment C), and explained the bill and the amendment.



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02:36 PM --
Ms. Kelly Zebroski, representing Jefferson County Human Services, testified in support of the bill. She discussed current practices in Jefferson County relating to the bill, and reasons to support the bill. At the request of Senator Roberts, Ms. Zebroski explained amendment L.012.



02:39 PM --
Ms. Katie Kurtz, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council and the First Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill. She stated that the bill allows human services departments and prosecutors to work together. She discussed current practices used in the First Judicial District. Ms. Kurtz discussed amendment L.012.



02:46 PM --
Ms. Cara Morlan, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council and the Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Morlan discussed current practices in Jefferson and Arapahoe County, including summarizing a specific case relating to the subject matter of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Ms. Paige Rosemond, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rosemond stated that the bill provides clarification of the role for child welfare agencies in, and establishes a statewide standard for, handling child trafficking situations. Ms. Rosemond responded to questions regarding amendment L.012. The committee and Ms. Rosemond discussed specific situations that may be governed by the bill and the amendment. In response committee questions, Ms. Rosemond discussed financial concerns regarding the bill.



02:55 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM --
Ms. Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.



02:59 PM --
Ms. Gini Pingenot representing Colorado Counties, Incorporated, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Pingenot addressed financial concerns regarding the bill.



03:03 PM --
Ms. Monica Petersen, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Petersen stated concern regarding unintended consequences of the bill, and then discussed her specific objections to the bill.





03:09 PM



Senator Woods provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 03:09:34 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Cooke
Merrifield
Lundberg
Roberts
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1224
TIME: 03:10:06 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1224, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:11 PM



The committee recessed.




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