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F8FEF0949D658FB7872586A80070E247 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1222

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 30, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1222 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:33:01 PM  

Representative Valdez, A., bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1222. The bill requires local governments to treat family child care homes as residential property when it comes to zoning, land use, fire and life safety, sanitation, and building code regulations.  Local governments cannot impose regulations on family child care homes unless the regulations apply to all residential properties.  Finally, the bill requires the Department of Human Services to seek advice and assistance from the Department of Public Safety when promulgating rules related to fire protection and prevention standards for child care agencies or facilities.

02:33:38 PM  
Representative Van Winkle, bill sponsor, gave opening remarks on the bill.
02:36:49 PM  

Mr. Jerry Stricker, representing Fire Marhsal's Association of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. He suggested amendments to the bill. Steven Parker, representing Arvada Fire Protection District, testified to amend the bill. Mrs. Meghan Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the bill.

02:48:02 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous panel of witnesses.
02:49:27 PM  
Christina Walker, representing Clayton Early Learning and HB 1222 Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Nazia Hasan, representing Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Committee members asked questions of the panel.
03:14:39 PM  
Mrs. Stacey Carpenter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Alexander Winter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Tammy Hayashi, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:29:21 PM  
Mrs. Amber Bilby, representing Colorado Association of Family Child Care, testified in support of the bill. Elizabeth Szymanski, representing MyVillage LLC, testified in support of the bill. Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC), testified in support of the bill. Committee members asked questions of the panel.
03:41:56 PM  
Carin Rosa, representing Office of Early Childhood, answered questions from committee members.
03:49:59 PM  

Carin Rosa, representing Office of Early Childhood, answered questions from committee members.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment B.

03:54:32 PM  

Representative Valdez, A. and Representative Van Winkle gave closing remarks on the bill.



04:03:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1222 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Pelton
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Duran Yes
Sirota Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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