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9077D1F053BA58C78725880D00747262 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1271

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 22, 2022      
Location HCR 0112



HB22-1271 - Lay Over

03:11:58 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:13:02 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:13:39 PM  

Representative Ranson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1271, concerning ensuring personal rights of protected persons through required duties of guardians. The bill establishes rights for people protected through a legal guardianship and places requirements on the guardians of protected persons and wards, including notification requirements for family members and creation of initial care plans. These rights generally include and address communication responsibilities, including notification to family members, persons of court record, and other designees within seven days when the ward or protected person:

  • changes residence;
  • resides at a location for more than 48 hours that is different than their official residence;
  • is admitted for acute or emergency medical care; or
  • dies.

 

Representative Ransom distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment C).

03:20:38 PM  
Representative Ransom responded to questions from the committee.
03:36:27 PM  

Emily McDaniel, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Shelby Martin, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

03:49:56 PM  

David Richeson, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  He provided to handouts two the committee (Attachments D and E).

David Wells, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Gregory Wells, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Lange Burnett, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Luanne Fleming, representing Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards, testified in support of the bill.

The panelists responded to questions from the committee.

04:15:29 PM  

Ruth Sadler, representing Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards, testified in support of the bill.

Robin Austin, representing Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards, testified in support of the bill.

Beth Taurasi, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Toni Carr, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Keri Brenneman, representing Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards, testified in support of the bill.

04:34:46 PM  

Ann Gonzalez, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Jennifer Levin, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Rick Black, representing the Center for Estate Administration Reform, testified in support of the bill.

Mindy Gates, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, responded to committee questions.

04:52:07 PM  

Marty Powers, representing self, testified on the bill.

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment F).

04:56:40 PM  

Representative Ransom explained amendment L.001 (Attachment G).



04:58:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G).
Moved Amabile
Seconded Holtorf
Amabile
Bradfield
Cutter
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh
McCormick
Pelton
Ricks
Williams
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:58:18 PM  

Representative Holtorf explained amendment L.004 (Attachment H). Representative Ransom made comments regarding amendment L.004. Amanda King, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions from Representative Ransom. Representative Ransom and committee members further discssed amendment L.004.



05:05:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Holtorf
Seconded Williams
Amabile
Bradfield
Cutter
Hanks
Holtorf
Jodeh
McCormick
Pelton
Ricks
Williams
Young
Sirota
Michaelson Jenet
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
05:05:33 PM  

Representative Ransom made comments regarding the bill. Ms. King made comments to the committee regarding a procedural matter. Committee discussion ensued.



05:11:51 PM
Motion Reconsider of amendment L.001.
Moved Amabile
Seconded McCormick
Amabile Yes
Bradfield Yes
Cutter Yes
Hanks Yes
Holtorf Yes
Jodeh Yes
McCormick Yes
Pelton Yes
Ricks Yes
Williams Yes
Young Yes
Sirota Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:11:59 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet laid over House Bill 22-1271 for action only to a later date.






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