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s_sa_2018a_2018-05-03t11:12:15z8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1306

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date May 3, 2018      
Location SCR 357



HB18-1306 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:37:03 PM  

Senator Moreno and Senator Coram, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 18-1306, concerning ensuring educational stability for students in out-of-home placement, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation. 

02:38:55 PM  

Minna Castillo Cohen, Director of the Office of Children, Youth, and Families, Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS),, spoke in support of the bill.  She discussed graduation rates and positive outcomes of providing educational stability to youth in foster care.

02:42:12 PM  

Kristin Melton, Youth Services Manager at DHS, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed funding barriers to keeping a child in the school of origin. 

02:44:08 PM  

Ashley Chase, Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, spoke in favor of the bill.  She discussed the role of the guardian ad litem and the importance of school continuity. 

Committee discussion followed regarding age limits for school transportation and over-prescription of psychotropic drugs.

02:50:21 PM  

Erin Medina, representing Mile High United Way, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:04 PM  

Michaya Collins, representing herself as a youth in foster care, spoke in favor of the measure.  She talked about the ramifications of being placed in multiple schools.

02:53:28 PM  

Senators Coram and Moreno wrapped up and reiterated the merits of the bill. 

Senator Hill distributed Amendment L.005 (Attachment L).



02:54:06 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Lambert
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:54:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1306, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg Yes
Hill Yes
Lambert Yes
Marble Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS