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66E3EEDC95441C1F87258503007ABDDB Hearing Summary


Date Feb 3, 2020      
Location SCR 352

SB20-042 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:20:41 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, co-prime sponsor, explained Senate Bill 20-042, concerning the reauthorization of the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Behavioral Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems.  Senator Rodriguez provided an overview of the oversight committee and associated task force. 

Gina Shimeall, representing the MHDCJS Task Force, spoke in favor of the bill.  She listed the task force's accomplishments and distributed a handout (Attachment E). 

Atilla Denes, representing the MHDCJS Task Force, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed the task force and its work on law enforcement issues.


03:30:32 PM  

Tim Lane, representing the MHDCJS Task Force, spoke in favor of the bill.  He discussed the various topics studied by the task force.


Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.  She suggested a variation and rotation in task force membership.


Senator Rodriguez presented Amendment L. 001, which eliminates attendance requirements  of Oversight Committee members at Task Force meetings (Attachment F). 

03:39:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F)
Moved Rodriguez
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:39:52 PM  

Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, joined the committee and discussed how the Task Force recommends bill drafts to the Oversight Committee. 

03:43:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-042, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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