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488A58A8F6ED14CD87258815006F643A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1231

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date Mar 30, 2022      
Location SCR 357



HB22-1231 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:16:45 PM  
Senator Hisey and
Senator Fields, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1231, which
creates certain rights for foster parents, including the right to receive
training and support, timely financial reimbursements, clear descriptions
of expectations, certain records, reasonable notice for any changes to
a foster child’s placement, certain notices about court proceedings, and
access to the grievance process with appropriate licensing authorities.
These rights do not apply to foster parents who jeopardize the safety of
children, or if criminal charges have been filed against them for child
abuse, a sexual offense, or a felony.

02:25:24 PM  
Mrs. Korey Elger,
representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support
of the bill.



Mr. Ross Wright, representing Hope and Home, testified in support of the
bill.



Benjamin Teevan, representing Fostering Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.
02:31:55 PM  
Director Jamie Ulrich,
representing the Weld County Department of Human Services, testified in
support of the bill.



Mrs. Heather Gonzales, representing Colorado State Foster Parents Association,
testified in support of the bill.



Mrs. Heather Williamson, representing self, testified in support of the
bill.
02:43:29 PM  
Senator Hisey introduced and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment C).


02:44:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Scott
Simpson
Buckner
Ginal
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:45:42 PM  
Senator Hisey and
Senator Fields provided closing remarks. The committee made comments about
the bill.


02:47:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1231, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Scott Yes
Simpson Yes
Buckner Yes
Ginal Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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