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D1D4B1187B19C079872586DF006D4BE9 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1094

SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Date May 24, 2021      
Location SCR 357



HB21-1094 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:53:53 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Rankin, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1094 and responded
to questions.
The
bill creates the foster youth in transition program (transition program)
in the state department of human services (state department) to be implemented
in county departments of human or social services (county departments)
throughout the state. The purpose of the transition program is to allow
foster youth who meet eligibility criteria to voluntarily continue to receive
certain child welfare services (services) up until the last day of the
month of the youth's twenty-first birthday, or such greater age of foster
care eligibility as required by federal law. Services provided through
the transition program must be client-directed and developmentally appropriate
as set forth in and agreed to through a voluntary services agreement (agreement)
developed and entered into between the youth and county department.

02:05:02 PM  
Ashley Chase, Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:34 PM  
Ms. Betsy Fordyce, Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:54 PM  
Ms. Samantha Little, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:11:56 PM  
Ms. Minna Castillo-Cohen,
CDHS, testified in support of the bill.
02:15:03 PM  
Ms. Kristin Melton,
CDHS, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions.
02:22:06 PM  
Ms Isadora Cruz, Court Appointed Special Advocates, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:48 PM  
Ms. Kippi Clausen, Colorado Rural Collaborative for Homeless Youth, testified in support of the bill.
02:28:12 PM  
Mr. Trevor Williams,
CDHS, testified in support of the bill.
02:30:29 PM  
Lonni Woodruff, Metropolitan State University Denver, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:31 PM  
Mr. Williams responded to questions.
02:36:24 PM  
Benjamin Waters, Fostering Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:36:52 PM  
Becky  Updike,
representing Colorado Associations of Families and Childrens Agencies (CAFCA),
testified in support of the bill.

02:39:45 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
presented amendments L.006 (Attachment A) and L.007 (Attachment B).


02:41:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment A).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:42:19 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment B).
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner
Jaquez Lewis
Kirkmeyer
Simpson
Smallwood
Ginal
Fields Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:42:54 PM  
Senators Zenzinger
and Rankin, co-prime sponsors, provided closing remarks.
02:46:29 PM  
Committee members commented about the bill.


02:48:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1094, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Simpson Yes
Smallwood Yes
Ginal Yes
Fields Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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