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Bill Detail: SB22-187

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Title Supporting Recovery Programs Persons Who Wander
Status Governor Signed (05/26/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
House Sponsors M. Lindsay (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Danielson (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/29/2022

The bill expands the grant program administered by the Colorado
bureau of investigation (CBI) that assists counties in implementing
recovery programs for persons who wander (grant program). A recovery
program for persons who wander (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 grant program to apply to recovery
programs established or maintained by counties and municipalities (local
governments) or local government designees. The bill also removes limits
on the amount local governments and their designees may be awarded in
any single grant and on the amount of money that the general assembly
may annually appropriate to the recovery program cash fund that funds
the grant program. Further, the bill allows the executive director of the
department of public safety to award grants to assist in maintaining and
implementing recovery programs.
The bill also requires the CBI to establish a website that lists those
local governments and local government designees that have a 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 participant of a recovery program is determined to be missing,
describes how the technology used by the various local governments and
local government designees for recovery programs works, and provides
any other information the CBI may conclude is necessary to better explain
and publicize recovery programs.

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