On April 4, 2012, Rep. Claire Levy and Sen. Mary Hodge introduced HB 12-1342 – Concerning a Work Therapy Program in the Department of Human Services, and, In Connection Therewith, Making an Appropriation. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
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The bill creates the work therapy program to provide training and employment opportunities for persons at certain facilities operated by the department of human services. The bill establishes a fund to receive payments under the program. The bill passed 2nd Reading on April 12 and is now scheduled for 3rd Reading on Monday, April 16.
Since this summary, the bill passed a Third Reading in the House, went to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where it was not amended, then passed three readings in the Senate. It is now ready to be sent to the Governor’s desk for signature.
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