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8FACC2C785276387872586DB0004E392 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1270

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 19, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1270 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:53:25 PM  
Senators Kirkmeyer
and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1270..
The
bill appropriates money to the department of human services (department)
in order to seek a 50% match from the federal government for the Colorado
employment first program within the supplemental nutritionassistance
program. The bill requires the department to direct county departments
and any third-party partners to prioritize any state or federal money received
to fund employment support and job retention services and to support work-based
learning opportunities for Colorado employment first participants. Any
remaining money may be used to initiate and enhance current and additional
state- or county-initiated third-party partnerships.

 
06:55:57 PM  
Mr. Joel McClurg, The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger, testified in support of the bill.
06:58:34 PM  
Dr. Ki'i Powell, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
06:59:37 PM  
Ms. Chaer Robert, Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill.
07:03:15 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer provided closing remarks.


07:04:24 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1270 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kirkmeyer
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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