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FD0E582750F66F4E8725869A006B8873 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1099

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 16, 2021      
Location HCR 0112



HB21-1099 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:34:35 PM  
Representative Ransom,
bill sponsor, introduced HB21-1099. The bill adds exposure to domestic
abuse to the definition of child abuse or neglect in state statute.  It
also requires the Department of Human Services (DHS) to promulgate rules
to implement assessment policies, procedures, and training for child welfare
caseworkers to recognize and assess situations when a child’s parent,
legal guardian, or custodian exposes a child to domestic abuse.
01:37:39 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet, bill sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:38:54 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the sponsors.
01:41:17 PM  
Representative Michaelson Jenet spoke about Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
01:42:10 PM  
Ms. Yolanda Arredondo,
representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in a neutral
position on the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.

01:54:46 PM  
Commissioner Abe Laydon, representing Douglas County, testified in support of the bill.
01:55:21 PM  
Ombudsman Stephanie
Villafuerte, representing Colorado's Child Protection Ombudsman, testified
in support of the bill.
01:57:20 PM  
Ashley Chase, Staff Attorney, representing Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:20 PM  
Betsy Fordyce, Executive Director, representing Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:03:43 PM  
Committee members asked questions of the previous witnesses.
02:10:43 PM  
Andrea Fuller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:49 PM  
Senator Evie Hudak, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:50 PM  
Submitted written
testimony can be found in Attachment B.



02:18:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Young
Bradfield
Cutter
Holtorf
Jodeh
Kipp
Larson
Ortiz
Pelton
Ricks
Woog
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:18:41 PM  
Representative Ransom and Representative Michaelson Jenet made final remarks on the bill.


02:22:51 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1099, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Seconded Young
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Kipp 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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