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Date: 03/14/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-016



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-016 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:36 PM -- SB 17-016



Representative Nordberg and Representative Kraft-Tharp, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-016 to the committee. The bill makes the use of child protection teams optional for all counties, regardless of the number of referrals received by the county. Under the bill, county directors of human services may decide whether to convene a child protection team and, if convened, how they should operate. It also makes conforming amendments in statute to reflect the optional nature of child protection teams. The Colorado Department of Human Services must provide a summary and description of the work of county child protection teams in its 2017 SMART Government Act hearing.



01:39 PM



Representatives Nordberg and Kraft-Tharp responded to committee questions regarding the bill.



01:42 PM --
Carla Bennett, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.



01:46 PM --
Nina Frant, Office of the State Auditor, responded to questions from the committee. Ms. Frant discussed the results of an audit on the utilization of county child protection teams.



01:50 PM --
Mary Berg, Jefferson County, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Megan Davis, Boulder County, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM -- Paige Rosemond, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.



02:01 PM



Ms. Rosemond and Ms. Berg responded to questions from the committee.



02:05 PM



Representatives Kraft-Tharp and Nordberg gave concluding remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-016
TIME: 02:07:18 PM
MOVED: Ginal
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-016 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 12-0, with one excused.
SECONDED: Everett
VOTE
Catlin
Yes
Everett
Yes
Ginal
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Lewis
Yes
Liston
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Pabon
Excused
Ransom
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Singer
Yes
Final YES: 12 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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