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3ED3523CA2CC0A9D872583BD007C1305 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-178

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Mar 14, 2019      
Location Old State Library



SB19-178 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


04:35:18 PM  

Senator Foote, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-178.  The bill repeals and reenacts the Adoption Assistance Program in the Department of Human Services to codify rules and makes modifications.

04:40:44 PM  

Stephanie Villafuerte, Child Protection Ombudsman, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Villafuerte described the office's investigation report (Attachment H, https://www.coloradocpo.org/wp-content/uploads/CPO-Investigation-Report-2016-2074-December-13-2017.pdf) and responded to a question from the committee regarding the office's work.

04:49:52 PM  

Lauren Arnold, The Adoption Exchange, testified in support of the bill.  Jill Crewes, The Adoption Exchange, testified in support of the bill.  Connie Vigil, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Vigil and Ms. Arnold responded to a question from the committee regarding types and amounts of payments associated with foster care and adoption.

05:06:09 PM  

Carla Bennett, Colorado League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.  Deborah Cave, Colorado Coalition of Adoptive Families, testified in support of the bill.

05:13:01 PM  

Senator Foote distributed a clarifying Amendment (Attachment I).



05:14:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment I)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales
Lundeen
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Lee
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:14:58 PM  

The bill sponsor responded to a question from the committee about differences between this bill and a similar bill introduced last year.

05:16:14 PM  

Senator Foote made closing comments on the bill.



05:17:42 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-178, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Gonzales Yes
Lundeen Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward Yes
Lee Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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