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s_jud_2017a_2017-03-22t13:37:05z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/22/2017

Location: Old Supreme Court Chamber

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-207



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


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

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion

Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment E). The motion

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F). The motion f

Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G). The motion

Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment H). The motion

Refer Senate Bill 17-207, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

FAIL

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:20 PM -- SB17-207



Senator Cooke and Senator Kagan, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-207, concerning strengthening Colorado's statewide response to behavioral health crises, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. Senator Kagan explained the bill and discussed its effect. Senator Cooke explained the benefits of the bill for hospitals, including how they comply with federal and state law.



02:27 PM --
Ms. Chrissie Hodges, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the experience of people with health crises in jails and other facilities.



02:32 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Hill, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hill discussed her experiences as a victim of violent crime, and the resulting effect on her health.



02:38 PM --
Mr. Stan Hilkey, Executive Director of the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. He discussed mental illness in correctional facilities, and stated that correctional facilities are not equipped to treat those with mental illness. Mr. Hilkey discussed the work of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) and other bodies on the bill. Mr. Hilkey responded to a question concerning jail capacity, and his experience. He also responded to questions concerning law enforcement practices, costs associated with the bill, and staffing changes in state agencies that may be required by the bill.



02:51 PM --
Broomfield Police Chief Gary Creager testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience working with those with behavior health issues. Chief Creager explained procedures used by his department when interacting with a person with mental health issues.



02:57 PM --
Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Sheriff McKee discussed his work on the Governor's mental health task force, and his experience in Delta County. In response to a question, Sheriff McKee discussed the impact on county jails of mental health holds.



03:06 PM --
Ms. Abigail Tucker, representing the Community Reach Center, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the benefits of the bill.



03:08 PM --
Ms. Shelly Spalding, representing the Center for Mental Health, testified in support of the bill.



03:11 PM --
Mr. Frank Cornelia, representing the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council (CBHC), testified in support of the bill. He discussed his work on CCJJ and the Governor's mental health task force, and the work of the CBHC.



03:14 PM --
Ms. Mary Beth Van Horn, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience with her son's disease and injuries.



03:20 PM --
Mr. Lance Powers, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:24 PM --
Ms. Aubrey Boggs, representing the Colorado Mental Health Network, testified in support of the bill. She submitted a copy of her testimony to the committee (Attachment A).



17SenateJud0322AttachA.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachA.pdf



03:27 PM --
Ms. Camille Harding, representing the Department of Human Services, made herself available for questions. She responded to questions concerning law enforcement practices, and how the bill will affect those practices.



03:31 PM --
Ms. Moe Keller, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:33 PM --
Mr. Mark Ivandick, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
Ms. Katherine Mulready, representing the Colorado Hospital Association, testified in support of the bill, if it is amended.



03:39 PM --
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



03:40 PM -- Mr. Larry Krause, representing the National Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:43 PM --
Dr. Charlie Lippolis, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.





03:46 PM



Senator Kagan and Senator Cooke provided closing remarks on the bill. Senator Cooke explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



17SenateJud0322AttachB.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:47:31 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Cooke explained amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



17SenateJud0322AttachC.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachC.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:48:17 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Kagan explained amendment L.004 (Attachment D).



17SenateJud0322AttachD.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachD.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:49:50 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Cooke explained amendment L.005 (Attachment E).



17SenateJud0322AttachE.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:50:39 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment E). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Fields explained amendment L.006 (Attachment F).



17SenateJud0322AttachF.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachF.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:52:19 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
No
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
No
Gardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





Senator Kagan explained amendment L.007 (Attachment G).



17SenateJud0322AttachG.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachG.pdf

BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:53:48 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





Senator Kagan explained amendment L.009 (Attachment H).



17SenateJud0322AttachH.pdf17SenateJud0322AttachH.pdf


BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:54:40 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: SB17-207
TIME: 03:55:03 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-207, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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