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0AA91DAEC52383A0872583E8000C6C06 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 25, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

SB19-008 - Referred to House Finance

08:15:45 PM  

The committee recessed.

08:25:28 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Kennedy and Singer, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-008, concerning treatment of individuals with substance use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system.  The sponsors explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Discussion ensued regarding medication-assisted treatment in county jails, and the interplay between the bill and House Bill 19-1275. Representative Benavidez suggested some amendments to the bill. Discussion followed regarding the bill title.

08:49:24 PM  

The following persons testified regarding SB 19-008:

Dr. J.K. Costello, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Costello discussed efforts to reduce overdose rates of those in custody.

Ms. Deena Brosi, representing the Public Health Policy Lab, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Cheryl Wilson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Donner discussed various programs seeking to reduce harm for those in custody, and to reduce recidivism. Dr. Costello addressed questions raised earlier about the fiscal impact of the bill.

09:04:30 PM  

No amendments were offered to SB 19-008.

09:06:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-008 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Galindo
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld No
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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