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B7E5A3FD461362D8872589A3005EC473 Hearing Summary


Date May 2, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB23-1268 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

11:15:10 AM  

Senators Pelton B and Roberts, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1268, concerning changes to the process for a person serving a criminal sentence in Colorado for a conviction in another state to participate in a private treatment program.  They explained how the bill removes barriers for individuals seeking treatment.

Committee members asked questions about the bill's application to sex offender treatment and misdemeanor offenses. 



11:21:18 AM  

Bridget Anshus, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. James Karbach, representing Colorado State Public Defender's Office, testified in support of the bill.

Dr. Lesley Brooks, representing Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Thomas Miller, representing The Behavioral Health Administration, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony submitted about the bill may be read in Attachment B. 

11:34:21 AM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments.  Senators Roberts and Pelton B made closing comments.

11:36:33 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1268 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Roberts
Gardner Yes
Roberts Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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