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Date: 04/20/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1377



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1377, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:56 AM -- HB 16-1377



Senator Lambert, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1377 and discussed amendments L.001, L.002, and L.004 (Attachments A, B, and C). The bill creates a task force in the Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine the collection and security of digital images of evidence of child abuse and neglect. The task force is required to examine current practices by county departments of human services, best practices and safeguards concerning digital images, the role of law enforcement and medical professionals, and to make recommendations. The task force is to consist of no more than 21 members, including representatives from the DHS, child welfare-related agencies in the Judicial Department, and various persons appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the President of the Senate. Task force members serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses. The DHS is required to provide staff support and office space to the task force as necessary. The task force must submit an initial report to specified state and local officials and committees of the General Assembly by December 1, 2017, and a final report by December 1, 2018. The task force is repealed on July 1, 2019.



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12:03 PM -- Director Linda Weinerman, Office of the Child's Representative, spoke in support of the bill.



12:08 PM --
Director Terraine Bailey, Office of the Respondent Parents' Counsel, spoke in support of the bill.





12:13 PM



Committee discussion followed concerning parental rights and the age at which a child may consent to specific actions taken during the investigation of abuse and neglect.



12:17 PM --
Paige Rosemond, Colorado Department of Human Services, spoke in support of the bill.



12:19 PM



Senator Lambert made closing comments.


BILL: HB16-1377
TIME: 12:21:37 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Martinez Humenik
Newell
Crowder
Lundberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1377
TIME: 12:22:13 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Martinez Humenik
Newell
Crowder
Lundberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1377
TIME: 12:22:22 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Martinez Humenik
Newell
Crowder
Lundberg
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






BILL: HB16-1377
TIME: 12:22:32 PM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1377, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:24 PM



The committee adjourned.








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