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7EA705DE4FB9A9E1872583D7008046F2 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 9, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

HB19-1282 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:21:12 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:32:25 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Singer and Michaelson Jenet, prime sponsors, considered House Bill 19-1282, concerning administration of the Court-appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.  Representative Singer provided background on the CASA program, and discussed the need for the legislation. Representative Michaelson Jenet explained the effect of the bill. Representative Singer responded to questions regarding certain logistical and procurement issues.

05:40:43 PM  

The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1282:

Ms. Cara Nord, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Nord discussed recommendations for her office stemming from a recent audit, and the effect of the bill.

Ms. Jenny Bender, representing CASA, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Bender provided background on her organization.

Ms. Nancy Stewart, representing Colorado CASA, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Mark Teska, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, made himself available to answer questions. Ms. Nord responded to questions regarding implementing the recommendations of the audit of the office. Ms. Bender responded to questions regarding CASA funding, and oversight of the programming. Discussion ensued on this point.

06:08:47 PM  

The committee considered amendment L.001 (Attachment M).

06:10:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Carver
Seconded Galindo
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:10:02 PM  

Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Singer provided closing remarks in support of HB 19-1282. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.

06:14:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1282, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Carver
Seconded Galindo
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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