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Bill Detail: HB21-1122

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Title First Responder Interactions Persons With Disabilities
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services (02/18/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors M. Froelich (D)
C. Larson (R)
Senate Sponsors C. Kolker (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/18/2021
Summary

The bill establishes the commission on improving first responder
interactions with persons with disabilities (commission) in the attorney
general's office. The commission is comprised of 10 members, including
2 persons with a disability, 2 parents of a child with a disability, 2 first
responders, 2 representatives from advocacy organizations, the
vice-chairperson of the peace officer standards and training board

(P.O.S.T. board), and a member of the P.O.S.T. board's curriculum
subject matter expert committee.
After reviewing the existing Colorado peace officer training and
existing available curriculum, the commission must recommend to the
P.O.S.T. board a curriculum for peace officer training concerning
interactions with persons with disabilities. Subject to available
appropriations, the P.O.S.T. board must implement the recommended
curriculum by July 1, 2022. The commission is required to review
implementation of the curriculum and may recommend changes that the
P.O.S.T. board may adopt.
The commission is repealed on December 31, 2023, but prior to its
repeal the attorney general may recommend continuation of the
commission.
The bill requires the fire service training and certification advisory
board to advise the director of the division of fire prevention and control
on whether to include the commission's curriculum or similar curriculum
in the fire service education and training program. The Colorado
department of public health and environment is required to consider
including the commission's curriculum in training for personnel who
routinely respond to emergencies.

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