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A4F617C9E1AE3D60872586DA007261B3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1228

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date May 19, 2021      
Location SCR 352



HB21-1228 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:49:24 PM  

Senators Winter and Smallwood, co-prime sponsors,  explained House Bill 21-1228, concerning oversight of court personnel who are regularly involved in cases related to domestic matters, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.   They discussed domestic violence evaluators, custody, and the court system. 

02:52:55 PM  

Mrs. Beth Goldman, representing Moms Fight back, testified in support of the bill.

Christine McGinley, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members discussed differences between abuse allegations and parental disagreements.  Discussion followed about trauma, abuse, and domestic violence. 

03:07:17 PM  

Heidi Ganahl, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Maralee Mclean, representing Moms Fight Back, testified in support of the bill.

Mrs. Alice Bohn, representing CHILD USA, testified in support of the bill.

03:16:44 PM  

Committee members asked questions about nationwide standards and protocols regarding custody and domestic violence. 

Dr. Shannon Tyson, representing Moms Fight Back, testified in support of the bill.

Rebecca Zimmerman, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Andrea Fuller, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

03:28:39 PM  

Ms. Danielle Pollack, representing The National Family Violence Law Center at GW, testified in support of the bill.

Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence Free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

 

Written testimony about the bill can be read in Attachment A.

03:37:26 PM  

Senators Winter and Smallwood made closing remarks.



03:41:58 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1228 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke Excused
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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