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0CBCFCB477D42CCE87258631007294F2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20B-1002

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Dec 1, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB20B-1002 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:51:35 PM  
Senators Sonnenberg
and Pettersen, co-prime sponsors, explained HB20B-1002 concerning the creation
of COVID-19 emergency grant relief programs for the child care sector,
and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.   The senators
noted that child care centers are struggling with COVID-19 and stressed
the importance of keeping them open so parents can work.  
01:59:21 PM  
Senator Gonzales
mentioned testimony in support of the bill (Attachment A).


   

Bill Jaeger, representing Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support
of the bill.
02:01:28 PM  
Jia Meeks, representing
Early Care and Education Consortium, testified in support of the bill.





Nicole Riehl, representing Executives Partnering to Invest in Children,
testified in support of the bill.




Suzanne Banning, representing Florence Crittenton Services, testified in
support of the bill.




MaryAlice Cohen, representing Colorado Department of Human Services, testified
in support of the measure and made herself available for questions.
02:16:19 PM  
Discussion ensued
about sustainability grants for child care providers.  Senator Pettersen
introduced and explained Amendment L. 005.  


02:21:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Bridges
Lundeen
Moreno
Tate
Woodward Excused
Hansen
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:21:15 PM  
The bill sponsors
made closing remarks and emphasized the necessity of child care.  


02:22:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20B-1002, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Hansen
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Lundeen Yes
Moreno Yes
Tate Yes
Woodward Excused
Hansen Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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