Senator Gonzales explained HB19-1042, concerning expanding the jurisdiction of the courts for certain vulnerable youth. She distributed a handout about vulnerable youth between the ages of 18 and 21 in Colorado (Attachment B).
Kathleen Glynn, representing herself as a private attorney, spoke in favor of the bill. She explained how the bill would better coincide with federal provisions. She stressed that Colorado law does not cover immigrant children between the ages of 18 to 21 who have been abused or neglected.