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h_phc_2018a_2018-05-01t14:07:27z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-254

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 1, 2018      
Location HCR 0107



SB18-254 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:02:32 PM  

Representative Rankin and Representative Young, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-254 to the committee.  The bill makes several changes to how the state funds child welfare services through the Department of Human Services.  Changes include developement of a new funding model, creation of the Child Welfare Prevention and Intervention Services Cash Fund, reduction in the county share of adoption assistance payments, and adjustments to the Chilld Welfare Allocation Committee.  A handout was distributed to the committee (Attachment E).

04:05:37 PM  
Gini Pingenot, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
04:10:20 PM  

Cindy Domenico, Boulder County Commissioner and County Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.

04:12:58 PM  
Brian Brant, Fostering Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:13:51 PM  

Dr. Skip Barber, Colorado Association of Family and Children's Agencies, testified in support of the bill.

04:16:17 PM  
Ms. Pingenot responded to committee questions.
04:20:08 PM  
Representatives Young and Rankin gave concluding remarks on the bill.


04:24:38 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-254 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Danielson
Beckman Yes
Catlin Yes
Everett No
Ginal Yes
Hooton Yes
Landgraf Yes
Lontine Yes
Ransom No
Rosenthal Yes
Winkler No
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Danielson Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS