Jagruti Shaw, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of HB 22-1386.
Kristin Melton, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
Daniel Murrie, Special Master appointed by a federal court to oversee competency services in Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Megan Baker, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Discussion ensued regarding whether HB 22-1386 will bring the state into compliance with a consent degree concerning competency evaluation and restoration, and the amount of money to be spent on restoration compared to the number of people who will have their competency restored. Discussion followed regarding the beds needed to create a fully functioning competency evaluation and restoration system.
Timothy Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, and James Karbach, representing the Office of State Public Defender, made themselves available to answer questions on HB 22-1386. Mr. Lane and Mr. Karbach responded to questions regarding the effect of some forthcoming amendments.