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Date: 05/02/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1386



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1386 to the Committee on Appro PASS







04:08 PM -- HB16-1386



Senator Steadman presented House Bill 16-1386 to the committee. The bill, as amended by the House Finance Committee, creates the Necessary Document program in the Office of Health Equity in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The purpose of the program is to help Colorado residents who are victims of domestic violence, impacted by a natural disaster, low-income, disabled, homeless, or elderly pay the fees to acquire a necessary document. Necessary documents are defined as social security cards, driver's licenses, identification cards, or a vital statistics report (such as a birth, death, or marriage certificate).



The bill requires an annual appropriation of at least $300,000 to CDPHE from the General Fund to implement the necessary document program. The Office of Health Equity is required to annually make at least one grant or contract with a nonprofit organization to implement the program. The Office of Health Equity may expend up to $15,000 for the office's direct and indirect costs in administering the program.



The program repeals on September 1, 2021.



04:09 PM --
Sherry Cole, representing Grand Valley Peace and Justice, testified remotely from Mesa State University in support of the bill.



04:12 PM --
Julie Mamo, representing Grand Valley Peace and Justice, testified remotely from Mesa State University in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.



04:20 PM --
Luis Linares, representing Metro Caring, testified in support of the bill.



04:21 PM --
Bonnie Sarkar, representing Colorado Legal Services, testified in support of the bill.



04:24 PM --
Julie Hadley, representing Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





04:27 PM



Senator Steadman wrapped up his presentation to the committee.

BILL: HB16-1386
TIME: 04:28:05 PM
MOVED: Ulibarri
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1386 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
No
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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