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47BD29635693AC06872583D30065D7F7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-178

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 5, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



SB19-178 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


12:32:26 PM  

Representative Singer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-178 to the committee.  The bill repeals and reenacts the Adoption Assistance Program in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to codify rules and makes modifications.  The program allows DHS or a county department of human services to enter into an adoption assistance agreement with an adoptive parent to provide benefits to the adoptive parent who adopts an eligible child.  Amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee (Attachment A).

12:37:00 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
12:38:59 PM  

Jordan Steffen, Child Protection Ombudsman Office, testified in support of the bill.

12:41:49 PM  

Ashley Chase, Office of the Child Representative, testified in support of the bill.

12:44:16 PM  
Melody Roe, Adoption Exchange, testified in support of the bill.
12:46:49 PM  
Carla Bennett, Colorado League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.
12:49:50 PM  
Korey Elger, DHS, testified in support of the bill.
12:50:38 PM  
The witness panel responded to committee questions.


12:54:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A).
Moved Singer
Seconded Melton
Cutter
Jaquez Lewis
Landgraf
Larson
Melton
Pelton
Singer
Sullivan
Will
Caraveo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:54:45 PM  
Representative Singer gave closing remarks on the bill.
12:55:43 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


12:58:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-178, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Singer
Seconded Cutter
Cutter Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Melton Yes
Pelton Yes
Singer Yes
Sullivan Yes
Will Yes
Caraveo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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