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Title Supporting Wandering Persons Recovery Programs
Status Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (06/10/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/20/2020
Description


The bill expands the grant program administered by the Colorado
bureau of investigation (CBI) that assists counties in implementing
lifesaver programs. A wanderer recovery program, currently known as a
lifesaver program, is a program under which a participant has a device
that may be used to assist in attempting to electronically locate the
participant. The bill expands the lifesaver grant program to apply to
wanderer recovery programs established or maintained by counties,
municipalities (local governments), or local government designees. The
bill also removes the limitations on both the amount local governments
and their designees may be awarded in any single grant issued under the
grant program and removes the limit on the amount of funds that the
general assembly may annually appropriate to the wanderer recovery
program cash fund that is used to fund the grant program. Further, the bill
allows the executive director of the department of safety to award grants
to assist in the maintenance of wanderer recovery programs in addition to
the implementation of wanderer recovery programs.
The bill also requires the CBI to establish a website that lists those
local governments and local government designees that have a wanderer
recovery program, describes how to contact those local governments and
local government designees, lists resources for caretakers of persons with
medical conditions that cause wandering, provides procedures to follow
when a wanderer recovery program participant is determined to be
missing, describes how the wanderer recovery program technology used
by the various local governments and local government designees works,
and provides any other information the CBI may conclude is necessary to
better explain and publicize wanderer recovery programs.

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