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1E925AE2D571F8F68725850600757328 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1147

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 6, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1147 - Lay Over


02:22:55 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:24:28 PM  
The committee returned to order.
02:25:43 PM  
Representatives Buckner and Ransom, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1147. The bill clarifies that allowing a child of sufficient maturity and ability to do certain independent activities is not grounds for determining child abuse or neglect.
02:38:41 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:45:38 PM  
Committee discussion with the sponsors continued.
02:51:39 PM  
Brinley Sheffield, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.
02:53:27 PM  
Crista Sheffield, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:57:56 PM  
Heather Thompson, representing Elephant Circle, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:17 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:14:18 PM  
Courtney Judd, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:18:15 PM  
Carolyn Martin, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:21:48 PM  
Ruchi Kapoor, representing the Office of the Respondent Parent Council, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:11 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
03:42:28 PM  
Discussion continued.
03:43:36 PM  
Jen Collins, representing the Denver City Attorney's Office, testified in opposition to the bill unless it is amended.
03:47:52 PM  
Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in opposition to the bill unless it is amended.
03:51:10 PM  
Leslie Irwin, representing Boulder County, testified opposition to the bill.
03:54:16 PM  
Jennifer Mulenback, representing the Jefferson County Attorney's Office, testified in opposition to the bill unless it is amended.
03:55:50 PM  
The witness panel responded to questions from the committee.
04:04:13 PM  
Korey Elger, representing the Colorado
Department of Human Services, responded to questions from the committee.
04:06:08 PM  
Representatives Ransom and Buckner wrapped up their presentation of the bill and stated their commitment to work on amendments. They explained some of the possible amendments. Representative Weissman announced that the bill would be laid over for action.






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