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650FADC24CC9AAD3872589570070E2A7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1158

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Feb 15, 2023      
Location HCR 0107



HB23-1158 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:33:03 PM  
Representative Wilford, bill co-prime sponsor, introduced House Bill 23-1158 and gave opening comments. The bill creates the Colorado Commodity Supplemental Food Grant Program to provide grants to county departments of human services, food banks, and food pantries for purchasing and distributing food packages to low-income older adults. The bill requires the General Assembly to appropriate $1 million annually from the General Fund to the Department of Human Services (CDHS) for the program, starting in FY 2023-24. CDHS will administer and establish rules for the program’s implementation.
01:36:41 PM  
Representative Wilford
spoke about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  

01:38:47 PM  
Representative Taggart, bill co-prime sponsor, gave opening comments on the bill.
01:39:03 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to questions from the committee.
01:41:15 PM  
Erin Pulling, representing
Feeding Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Sarah Gregory,
representing Feeding Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Vonna
Floreth, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.



Ms. Pulling and Ms. Gregory responded to questions from the committee.
 
01:56:43 PM  
Erika Westfall, representing
Feeding Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  SueEllen Rodwick,
representing Feeding Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Cindy
Mitchell, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Carol Pace, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill.



Submitted written testimony can be found in Attachment B.  


02:09:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Young
Seconded Jodeh
Amabile
Bradfield
Bradley
English
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Hamrick
Holtorf
Jodeh
Story
Young
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:09:43 PM  
Representative Wilford and Representative Taggart gave closing comments on the bill.
02:11:17 PM  
Committee members gave final comments on the bill.


02:13:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Young
Seconded Jodeh
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Bradley Yes
English Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Hamrick Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
Story Yes
Young Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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