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90D7E84D877D8BC187258B02007DE53F Hearing Summary


Date Apr 17, 2024      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB24-1374 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

04:55:10 PM  

Senator Michaelson Jenet, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1374, concerning means of ensuring that independent contractors who perform legal services on behalf of independent judicial agences are eligible for the federal public service loan forgiveness program. 




04:56:51 PM  

Ms. Katie Hecker, representing Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Kristin Ladd, representing The Office of Alternate Defense Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Catharine Armstrong, representing Office of Alternate Defense Counsel and Office of Respondent Parent Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

Melanie Jordan, representing Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Sarah Kelley, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions about requirements to qualify for loan forgiveness. Further discussion ensued about incentives for agencies to recruit and retain attorneys.

Written testimony about the bill may be found in Attachment B.

05:12:26 PM  

The bill sponsor made closing comments.

05:14:06 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1374 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Gardner Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   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