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411E0ED72D5AA0CC872589A2007EA342 Hearing Summary


Date May 1, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB23-1138 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

05:03:19 PM  

Senator Rodriguez presented House Bill 23-1138, concerning procedures related to adult competency proceedings.  He explained that the bill allows a district attorney, a medical professional, a representative of the Behavioral Health Administration, or a representative from the Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health to initiate a proceeding for a certification for short-term treatment.

05:05:34 PM  

Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Civil and Forensic Mental Health Leora Joseph, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. James Karbach, representing Colorado State Public Defender's Office, testified in support of the bill.

Timothy Lane, representing Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Vincent Atchity, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members discussed the history of competency proceedings in Colorado. 



05:17:25 PM  

The bill sponsor and committee members made closing comments. 

05:19:22 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1138 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Gardner Yes
Roberts Excused
Van Winkle No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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