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S_JUD_2024A 03/13/2024 04:52:34 PM Committee Summary

Date 03/13/2024
Gardner X
Michaelson Jenet X
Van Winkle X
Roberts X
Gonzales X
Time 04:52:34 PM to 05:07:22 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Gonzales
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1079 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

HB24-1079 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

04:52:45 PM  

Senator Fields, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1079, concerning persons detained in jail who are held on an emergency commitment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.  She explained the bill was recommended by the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems. 



04:55:28 PM  

Jack Johnson, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Sheriff-David Lucero, representing County Sheriff's Of Colorado & the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.

Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

Committee discussion ensued about competency wait lists and mental health holds. 

05:04:31 PM  

Senator Gardner distributed and explained Amendment L.006 to make a technical change (Attachment A).

05:06:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A)
Moved Gardner
Michaelson Jenet
Van Winkle
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:06:01 PM  

Senator Fields made closing comments. 

05:07:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1079, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Michaelson Jenet
Gardner No
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Van Winkle No
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

05:07:22 PM   The committee adjourned.

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