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h_phc_2018a_2018-02-20t13:44:23z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1104

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



HB18-1104 - Committee Discussion Only


01:45:14 PM  

Representative Danielson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1104 to the committee.  The bill establishes procedural safeguards for parents with disabilities in the context of child welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship, and adoption.  Under the bill, a parent's disability cannot be a basis for denying or restricting temporary custody, foster care, guardianship, participation in adoption, or to restrict a parent's responsibility in domestic relations or dependency or neglect proceedings, unless a detrimental impact on the child can be shown.

01:48:35 PM  
Representative Singer proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
01:49:36 PM  

Scott LaBarre, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. LaBarre responded to committee questions.

01:51:42 PM  

Carrie Ann Lucas, Disabled Parents' Rights, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Lucas responded to committee questions.  

02:07:21 PM  

Haven Rohnert, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Rohnert responded to committee questions.

02:11:12 PM  

Christine Parsons, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:00 PM  

Chrissy Henderson, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Henderson responded to committee questions.

02:33:59 PM  
Paula Rhoads Hook, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:39:16 PM  
Julie Deden, Colorado Center for the Blind, testified in support of the bill.
02:43:04 PM  
Linda Skaflen, The Arc of Adams County, testified in support of the bill.
02:47:23 PM  
Meghan Baker, Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Baker responded to committee questions.
02:53:27 PM  
Kris Saurini, Hope Initiative, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:39 PM  
Ruchi Kapoor, Office of Respondent Parents' Council, testified in support of the bill.
02:59:15 PM  

Nick Isenberg, National Federation of the Blind - Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Isenberg responded to committee questions.

03:02:05 PM  
Ms. Saurini responded to committee questions.
03:06:51 PM  

Ms. Saurini and Ms. Kapoor responded to committee questions.

03:14:47 PM  
Allison Daley, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
03:16:49 PM  

Julie Thomerson, representing herself, testified regarding the bill.  Ms. Thomerson responded to committee questions.

03:28:21 PM  
Marie Moses, Colorado Bar Association, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.
03:32:15 PM  

Jordan Steffen, Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

03:43:32 PM  

Linda Weinerman, Office of the Childs' Representative, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.  Ms. Weinerman responded to committee questions.

03:44:24 PM  

Representative Singer commented on the child welfare system.  Committee discussion with Ms. Weinerman continued.

03:47:13 PM  
Ms. Steffen and Ms. Moses responded to
committee questions.
03:52:04 PM  
Representative Danielson concluded her presentation.
03:52:35 PM  
Representative Singer laid the bill over for action at a
later date.