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4D26F397723936FF872586C0006063A0 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 23, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

HB21-1270 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:32:51 AM  
Representative Exum, bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1270. The Colorado Employment First Program, housed in the Department of Human Services (DHS), provides employment, education and training services to families receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bill appropriates $3.0 million to DHS for the Colorado Employment First Program, which will allow the department to secure a matching federal grant. The funding will be used by county departments and a third-party partner to provide employment support and job retention services, and to support work-based learning opportunities for Colorado Employment First participants. Up to 10 percent of funding may be used by counties for administrative costs. The appropriation to the DHS may be used in FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22.
11:34:21 AM  
Representative Caraveo, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
11:36:07 AM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsors.
11:38:01 AM  

Dr. Ki'i Powell, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Joel McClurg, The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Chaer Robert, Skills2Compete Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to questions from committee members.

11:59:41 AM  

Committee members continued to ask questions of the witnesses.


Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment A.

12:03:21 PM  

Representative Exum introduced and described amendment L.001 (Attachment B).

12:04:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Sirota
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Excused
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Excused
Ortiz Excused
Ricks Excused
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 6   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:04:08 PM  
Representative Caraveo and Representative Exum gave final remarks on the bill.

12:05:41 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1270, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson No
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog No
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details