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488CC7182D8DFBDB872587F900791FC7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1240

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 2, 2022      
Location Old State Library



HB22-1240 - Committee Discussion Only


03:03:04 PM  

Representatives Froelich and Young, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1240, concerning enhancing mandatory reporting for people required to report child abuse. Representative Froelich explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Young provided additional input on the bill's merits.

03:14:49 PM  
Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of HB 22-1240.

Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the scope of duties for mandatory reporters when not acting in their official capacities, and mandatory reporter training. Ms. Villafuerte responded to questions regarding prosecution of those who are not fulfilling mandatory reporter requirements, and the ability of mandatory reporters to adhere to a 24-hour reporting requirement. Ms. Villafuerte responded to questions regarding protecting mandatory reporters in certain situations.

03:47:36 PM  
Katie First, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of HB 22-1240.

Katie Facchinello, representing Illuminate Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill.

03:58:43 PM  
Allison Trop, representing the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, testified on HB 22-1240 from an "amend" perspective.

Elizabeth Newman, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified on the bill from an "amend" position.

Jennifer Eyl, representing Project Safeguard, testified on the bill from an "amend" perspective. Discussion ensued regarding victim advocacy supporters as mandatory reporters.

04:12:19 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural School Alliance, testified on HB 22-1240 from an "amend" perspective.

Amelia Lobo, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified on the bill from an "amend' perspective.

Indra Lusero, representing Elephant Circle, testified on the bill from an "amend' perspective.

John Finefrock, representing Rise Above Violence, testified on the bill from an "amend" perspective.

04:25:22 PM  
Yolanda Arredondo, representing the Department of Human Services, testified on HB 22-1240 from an "amend" perspective.
04:30:24 PM  
Representatives Froelich and Young made some remarks concerning the previous testimony on HB 22-1240. The chair laid the bill over for future action.






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