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j_src_2017a_2017-11-17t12:05:58z5 Hearing Summary

Date: 11/17/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

2b. Senate Bill 17-242 clean-up



COMMITTEE ON STATUTORY REVISION COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Senator Moreno moved to introduce Bill 2b. The mot PASS







12:30 PM -- 2b. Senate Bill 17-242 clean-up
11-17-2017_Memo2b.pdf11-17-2017_Memo2b.pdf





12:31 PM --
Nicole Myers, OLLS, testified before the Committee concerning Memo and Bill 2b, both of which were drafted by Jane Ritter, OLLS. Ms. Myers explained that in 2017, the General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 17-242, which modernized terminology in the Colorado Revised Statutes related to behavioral health issues, including mental illness and addiction. The bill, which was 240 pages at introduction, missed a few provisions and could not account for legislation that passed during the session that used terminology that did not conform to the updated language. Ms. Myers explained that Bill 2b updates and modernizes outdated references to "the mentally ill," "drunkard," "addict," and related terms, as was done through Senate Bill 17-242.

BILL: 2b. Senate Bill 17-242 clean-up
TIME: 12:34:11 PM
MOVED: Moreno
MOTION: Senator Moreno moved to introduce Bill 2b. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Arndt
Excused
Hooton
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Tate
Excused
Thurlow
Yes
Zenzinger
Yes
Brad Ramming, Esq.
Patrice Bernadette Collins, Esq.
Moreno
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS