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h_jud_2017a_2017-03-21t11:07:21z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/21/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-177



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-177 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:30 PM -- SB17-177



The committee returned to order. Representative Rosenthal, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-177, concerning amending the definition of "special respondent" in the Children's Code to allow a person to be voluntarily joined in a dependency or neglect proceeding. The following persons testified concerning the bill:



02:32 PM --
Mr. Bruce Barker, representing Weld County, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Barker responded to questions regarding the function of a special respondent in a dependency or neglect proceeding, and the impact of a nonappearance by a voluntary participant under the bill. Mr. Barker responded to further questions regarding the court's responsibility to limit the number of voluntary participants in a dependency or neglect case.



02:37 PM --
Ms. Dorothy Macias, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Macias clarified the effect of the legislation. Ms. Macias responded to questions regarding the effect of the bill on involuntary participants in dependency or neglect cases, and the process of intervention in such a case.





02:45 PM



No amendments were offered to SB 17-177.

BILL: SB17-177
TIME: 02:46:06 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-177 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Carver
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Excused
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:47 PM



The committee recessed.








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