Amendments for SB21-027

Senate Journal, March 4
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-027 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee on Appropriations with
favorable recommendation.
Amend printed bill, page 3, strike lines 9 through 27 and substitute:

"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, add 26-2-140 as follows:
26-2-140. Colorado diaper distribution program - diapering
essentials - report - rules - definitions - repeal. (1) AS USED IN THIS SECTION,
UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(a) "DIAPER DISTRIBUTION CENTER" MEANS A COMMUNITY-BASED
DIAPER BANK OR DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPERATING IN COLORADO, A PUBLIC
HEALTH AGENCY CREATED PURSUANT TO SECTION 25-1-506, OR A COLORADO
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS EXPERIENCE
DISTRIBUTING BABY OR TODDLER PRODUCTS.
(b) "DIAPERING ESSENTIALS" INCLUDES DIAPERS, WIPES, AND DIAPER
CREAMS.
(c) "ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL" MEANS A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR FAMILY
MEMBER OF A CHILD WHO WEARS DIAPERS AND RESIDES IN COLORADO.
(d) "PROGRAM" MEANS THE COLORADO DIAPER DISTRIBUTION
PROGRAM CREATED IN SECTION SUBSECTION (2) OF THIS SECTION.
(2) THERE IS CREATED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT THE COLORADO
DIAPER DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM TO PROVIDE DIAPERING ESSENTIALS TO
ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS.
(3) NO LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS
SECTION, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL SOLICIT INTEREST AND COST
DISTRIBUTION PROPOSALS FROM DIAPER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS TO ADMINISTER
THE PROGRAM. UPON THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S APPROVAL, THE DIAPER
DISTRIBUTION CENTERS MAY SUBCONTRACT MONEY RECEIVED PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION TO THEIR PARTNERS AS NECESSARY TO SERVE ELIGIBLE
INDIVIDUALS. THE SELECTED DIAPER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS MUST BE
OPERATIONAL NO LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT
WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT. THE SELECTION PROCESS DESCRIBED IN THIS
SUBSECTION (3) IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE "PROCUREMENT CODE", ARTICLES 101
TO 112 OF TITLE 24.
(4) THE STATE DEPARTMENT MAY PROMULGATE RULES FOR THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
(5) FOR THE 2021-22 STATE FISCAL YEAR, THE STATE DEPARTMENT
SHALL SUBMIT A PRELIMINARY REPORT, AND BEGINNING IN STATE FISCAL YEAR
2022-23, AND EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER, THE STATE DEPARTMENT SHALL
REPORT TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE ANNUAL HEARING, PURSUANT TO THE
"STATE MEASUREMENT FOR ACCOUNTABLE, RESPONSIVE, AND TRANSPARENT
(SMART) GOVERNMENT ACT", PART 2 OF ARTICLE 7 OF TITLE 2. AT A
MINIMUM, THE REPORT MUST INCLUDE:
(a) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DIAPER DISTRIBUTION CENTERS
CONTRACTED WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SUBSECTION (2) OF
THIS SECTION, INCLUDING ANY SUBCONTRACTORS;
(b) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY AWARDED TO EACH DIAPER
DISTRIBUTION CENTER;
(c) THE LOCATION OF EACH DIAPER DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND THE
COUNTIES SERVED; AND
(d) THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED
DIAPERING ESSENTIALS EACH YEAR, DISAGGREGATED BY EACH MONTH.
(6) (a) FOR STATE FISCAL YEARS 2021-22 AND 2022-23, THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY SHALL APPROPRIATE TWO MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE GENERAL
FUND TO THE STATE DEPARTMENT FOR USE BY THE DIAPER DISTRIBUTION
CENTERS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE STATE DEPARTMENT
MAY USE UP TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS OR SEVEN AND A HALF
PERCENT OF ANY MONEY APPROPRIATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS INCURRED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO
THIS SECTION.
(b) THIS SUBSECTION (6) IS REPEALED, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2024.".

Page 4, strike lines 1 through 24.


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