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s_lg_2017a_2017-04-04t14:08:22z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1215



SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without o

Refer House Bill 17-1215, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:54 PM -- HB 17-1215



The committee returned from recess. Senator Gardner and Senator Kagan, co-prime sponsor, discussed the provisions of House Bill 17-1215 concerning mental health support for peace officers. This bill encourages each sheriff and municipal police department to adopt a policy under which mental health professionals, to the extent practicable, provide on-scene response services and counseling services to peace officers. The bill creates the Peace Officers Mental Health Support Grant Program in the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) to support these local government efforts. Grants are to be funded with available gifts, grants, and donations and any other moneys that the General Assembly may appropriate or transfer to the fund, which are credited to the newly created Peace Officers Mental Health Support Fund. A local government may use grant funding to hire mental health professionals. The grant program repeals on September 1, 2027.



There was no testimony on the bill:



03:55 PM



Senator Crowder distributed Amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



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BILL: HB17-1215
TIME: 03:56:20 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Donovan
Kefalas
Gardner
Martinez Humenik
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: HB17-1215
TIME: 03:57:33 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1215, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Crowder
Yes
Donovan
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







03:59 PM



The committee adjourned.








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