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s_jud_2016a_2016-04-27t13:31:25z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-193



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-193 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:16 PM -- SB16-193



President Cadman and Senator Scheffel, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-193, concerning the duties of the safe2tell program (safe2tell). President Cadman discussed safe2tell, and described its benefits. Senator Scheffel discussed issues concerning school violence.



02:21 PM --
Ms. Susan Payne, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. She discussed safe2tell, and highlighted positive aspects of the program.



02:26 PM --
Ms. Janet Huffor, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the benefits of safe2tell.



02:28 PM --
Ms. Shawna Fritzler, representing the Colorado PTA, testified in support of the bill. She stated the PTA's support for safe2tell, generally, and specific support for the bill.



02:30 PM --
Mr. John McDonald, representing Jefferson County Public Schools, testified in support of the bill. He described safe2tell, and provided information on reports that have been made through safe2tell.



02:33 PM --
Mr. Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He spoke favorably of prior testimony, and stated support for the bill.



02:34 PM --
Deputy Jason Garrett, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill. Deputy Garrett described how safe2tell assists with proactive policing. He explained an incident where a student used safe2tell to make an anonymous report.



02:37 PM --
Deputy John Hammond, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill. Deputy Hammond discussed mental health training for law enforcement. He explained his experience receiving help from others.



02:39 PM --
Ms. Wendy Rubin, representing Englewood Schools, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rubin discussed her experience working as a school administrator. She described the benefits of safe2tell.





02:43 PM



President Cadman distributed information to the committee (Attachment A), and provided closing remarks on the bill. Senator Scheffel asked for the committee's support, and commented on the bill.



16SenateJud0427AttachA.pdf16SenateJud0427AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB16-193
TIME: 02:45:40 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-193 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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