BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1137
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY AFFAIRS
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Moved a prepared amendment to House Bill 09-1137, |
Moved that House Bill 09-1137 be referred to the C
|Pass Without Objection|
02:53 PM -- House Bill 09-1137
Senator Newell, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1137, concerning intercepts, and, in connection therewith, intercepting gambling winnings to pay outstanding restitution. She commented on the administration of intercepts in Colorado. She said that more than $314,000 was collected in the first six months after interception of delinquent child support payments commenced. She commented on the use of funds to be expended under House Bill 09-1137.
The following persons testified in regard to House Bill 09-1137:
03:00 PM -- John Bohannon, representing the Isle Casino, Black Hawk, and the Colorado Gaming Commission, opposed House Bill 09-1137. He commented on the requirements in the bill for the gaming commission to collect fees, and said casino employees should not act "as the state's bill collectors." He said that some casino guests are embarrassed by withholdings from their winnings. He said that the bill singles out the gaming industry for collection activities.
03:09 PM -- Amy Miller, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, supported House Bill 09-1137. She said that prior instances of using intercepts to collect child support debt have been successful. She commented on the impact of failure to pay for victim restitution.
03:12 PM -- Emily Kreutz Maxfield, representing the Department of Human Services, commented on the administration of intercepts.
03:15 PM -- Clark Bolser, representing the Department of Personnel, commented on the administration of moneys withheld for child support, and on the department's role in this administration.
|TIME: || 03:25:17 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved that House Bill 09-1137 be referred to the Committee on Appropriations, as amended. The motion passed on a 4-1-0 roll call vote.|
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS