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1A80A105393CD78187258521007180F8 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 4, 2020      
Location HCR 0112

HB20-1317 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:39:50 PM  

Representative Landgraf and Representative Kraft Tharp, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1317.

The bill makes several changes to the operations of the Colorado Children's Trust Fund (CCTF) and the membership of its board.  

CCTF board membership and powers.  The bill increases the membership of the CCTF board from 9 to 17 members.  The 8 new members include the director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF); the director of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA); the Child Protection Ombudsman; two members who represent county leadership in public health, human, or social services; one member who is a parent or representative of a parent organization; and two members appointed by the leader of each house of the General Assembly.  The bill imposes a two term limit on board members.  

The bill also renames the fund as the "Colorado Child Abuse Prevention Trust Fund" and expands the duties and powers of the board accordingly.  Namely, it authorizes the board to advise various entities on child maltreatment prevention, develop strategies to decrease its incidence, and to monitor local child maltreatment prevention plans.

CCTF revenue and spending.  Under current law, the CCTF board is only allowed to spend 75 percent of money credited to the CCTF until the total amount of assets in the fund exceeds $5 million, and once this threshold is reached, court docket fees are no longer deposited into the fund.  This bill repeals these statutory restrictions on both fee collection to and spending from the fund.  

Reporting and repeal deadlines.  The bill extends the reporting and repeal deadlines by four years.  It extends the deadline for the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide a report to the General Assembly evaluating CCTF expenditures and impacts of grants to November 1, 2025.  The bill also extends the repeal date of the CCTF and board to July 1, 2026.





01:43:02 PM  

Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified about the bill.

01:46:47 PM  

Kendra Dunn, Department of Human Services, testified in favor of the bill.

01:50:05 PM  

Jillian Adams, Illuminate Colorado, testified in favor of the bill.

01:52:21 PM  

Tiffany Perrin, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.

01:55:30 PM  

Riley Kitts, Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in favor of the bill.

01:57:43 PM  

Representative Landgraf introduced amendment L.001 (Attachment C).

01:57:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Liston
Jaquez Lewis
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection

02:00:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1317, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Landgraf
Seconded Liston
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Landgraf Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Singer Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details