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Date: 03/16/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1165



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1165 to the Committee of the W PASS







11:39 AM -- HB 16-1165





Senator Crowder, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1165. This bill amends child support guidelines and related statutes based on the findings of the Colorado Child Support Commission. These changes include:

      • allowing for the discovery and seizing of insurance claims for the purpose of meeting past due child support obligations;
      • requiring the annual exchange of information between parents to include financial information and the verification of child care expenses;
      • changing the formula to determine gross income to include child support that is obligated to be paid for another child;
      • changing the reasonable cost threshold percentage for the enforcement of court-ordered medical support from 20 percent to 5 percent;
      • changing the definition of shared physical care to include overall time a parent spends with a child and not just overnight stays;
      • limiting the period for when a party can seek retroactive child support to five years; and
      • adding language providing notice to presumptive fathers.



11:41 AM --
Pauline Burton, Colorado Child Support Commission, testified in support of the bill.



11:45 AM -- Larry Desbien, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



11:45 AM --
Tracy Rumans, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



11:46 AM --
LeAnn Anderson, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.





11:46 AM



Committee discussion and questions followed. The committee asked questions about the process the department uses to collect child support.



11:55 AM



The committee dialogued with Ms. Burton, Mr. Desbien, Ms. Rumans, and Ms. Anderson.



11:59 AM



Senator Crowder made closing comments. Committee members made closing comments.


BILL: HB16-1165
TIME: 12:00:59 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1165 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0, with one excused.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Excused
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



12:03 PM



The committee adjourned.








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