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DBD1CC4CC412DEC9872584FE00710930 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1035

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Jan 29, 2020      
Location LSB A



HB20-1035 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:36:16 PM  
Representative Singer, prime bill sponsor,
introduced House Bill 20-1035, concerning programs to build statewide capacity
to access supportive housing services, and, in connection therewith, providing
for programs focused on underserved communities with a preference for rural
and frontier communities to serve people with behavioral, mental health,
and substance use disorders who have contact with the justice system.  He
provided several handouts (Attachments A and B).  The bill expands
programs within the Division of Housing in the Department of Local Affairs
to provide supportive housing services to individuals with behavioral,
mental heatlh
, or substance use disorders who are homeless
or at risk of becoming homeless and have contact with the criminal or juvenile
justice system.
01:40:38 PM  

The bill sponsor answered committee questions.

01:48:24 PM  
Judy McNeilsmith, representing La Puente
Home, testified in support of the bill remotely from Adams State University.
01:51:46 PM  
Brigid Korce, representing Housing Solutions
for the Southwest, testified in support of the bill remotely from Fort
Lewis College.
01:57:08 PM  
Gina Shimeall, representing the Task force for Persons Involved in the Juvenile and Justice Criminal Commission, testified in support of the bill.
02:01:05 PM  
Jennifer Longtin, representing National
Alliance on Mental Illness Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:05:53 PM  
Justin Larsen, representing the Second
Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.
02:07:16 PM  
Thomas Hernandez, representing Tribe Recovery
Homes and himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:09:51 PM  
Vincent Atchity, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:12:27 PM  

The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:29:18 PM  

The witnesses continued to respond to committee questions.

02:33:49 PM  
Carl Anderson, representing the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
02:37:32 PM  
Brian Veatch, representing South Metro
Fire Rescue Authority, testified in support of the bill.
02:38:21 PM  
Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.
02:41:31 PM  
Selena Silva, representing South Metro
Fire Rescue Authority, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:51 PM  
Jenn Lopez, representing Project Moxie,
testified in support of the bill.
02:49:27 PM  
Anne Bacci, representing the Corporation
for Supportive Housing, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:51 PM  
Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified in support of the bill.
02:53:42 PM  
Dr. Donald Burnes, representing the Institute
for Poverty Research at the Colorado Center on Policy and Law, testified
in support of the bill.
02:59:12 PM  
Cathy Alderman, representing the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:24 PM  

The witnesses responded to committee questions.

03:16:12 PM  
Nic Soucy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:33 PM  
Representative Singer provided and explained
Amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


03:21:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Melton
Seconded Froelich
Carver
Catlin
Froelich
Hooton
Humphrey
Melton
Valdez A.
Valdez D.
Wilson
Exum
Gray
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:21:15 PM  

Representative Singer made closing remarks.

03:23:09 PM  
The committee provided feedback on the bill.


03:26:21 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1035, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Carver No
Catlin No
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Excused
Wilson No
Exum Yes
Gray Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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