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FA10F0DD88DB0832872586AF0071F462 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1228

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Apr 6, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1228 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:44:42 PM  
Representative Froelich,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1228.

Beginning on January 1, 2022, the bill requires child and family investigators
(CFIs) and parental responsibility evaluators (PREs) to have training related
to domestic violence and its effect on children, adults and families.  Training
must be provided by recognized sources with expertise in domestic violence
and the traumatic effects of domestic violence, and must include six hours
of training for both domestic violence and child abuse, as well as four
hours of subsequent training every two years.  The bill also requires
legal representatives of children to comply with these provisions, and
requires that reports related to domestic violence, submitted to a court
by an investigator, evaluator or child’s legal representative, be considered
when determining parenting time and responsibilities.





The bill also requires that the Office of the State Court Administrator
maintain an eligibility roster for CFIs and PREs, and that a complaints
process relating to both CFIs and PREs be established.  The bill specifies
that a Chief Justice Directive be created to implement these requirements.

02:45:16 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the bill sponsor.
02:55:13 PM  
Committee members continued to ask questions of the bill sponsor.
02:55:29 PM  
Heidi Ganahl, representing
herself, testified in support of the bill. Marci Hamilton, representing
CHILD USA, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Danielle Pollack, representing
National Family Violence Law Center at GW Law, testified in support of
the bill. Mrs. Kelly Dore, representing The Avery Center- Human Trafficking
and Domestic Violencce, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Marci
Hamilton, representing CHILD USA, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:59 PM  
Carolyn MacCloud,
representing National Parents Organization, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Mr. James Bailey, representing Colorado Bar Association,
testified to amend the bill. Mrs. SarahJae Johnston, representing The Fathers'
Rights Movement, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Ihor Figlus,
representing himself, testified to amend the bill.
03:29:04 PM  
Mrs. Jennifer Humeny,
representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Jeffrey
Humeny, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Alexi
Touloumis, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Reverend
Carol Meredith, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:40:49 PM  
Ms. Maralee Mclean, representing Moms Fight Back, testified in support of the bill. Amelia Lobo, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Judy Schure, representing Moms Fight Back, testified in support of the bill.
03:56:34 PM  
Christine McGinley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Mrs. Beth Goldman, representing Mothers Fight Back, testified in support of the bill. Witnesses responded to questions from committee members.
04:14:57 PM  
Mr. Bennett Poletti, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Kimberly Chambers, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Andrea Fuller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Rebecca Zimmerman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:33:58 PM  
Caitlyn O'Niell,
representing herself, testified against the bill. She answered questions
from the committee.
04:36:02 PM  
Representative Froelich answered questions from committee members.
04:48:14 PM  

Kimberly Phillips, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment C.

04:48:15 PM  
Representative Froelich
introduced and spoke about amendments L.002 (Attachment D) and L.001(Attachment
E).


04:49:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:50:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Ortiz
Bradfield
Cutter
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Holtorf
Jodeh
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:53:18 PM  
Committee members made final comments on the bill.


04:57:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1228, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sirota
Seconded Pelton
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Larson Yes
Ortiz Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Woog Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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