Denver—Today, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved Senator Bob Gardner's (R-El Paso County) bill requiring collection and disclosure of information pertaining to the wellness and safeguarding of the children of military service personnel. The bill, Senate Bill 17-028 asks the Department of Health and Human Services to share with military command any information received regarding child abuse or neglect.
"Honoring our men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much for our safety and freedom is a priority for me, and we have to ensure we are doing everything we can to support our military families." said Gardner "As a military retiree, I know that there are unique stresses for military personnel and their families, and I am pleased the committee decided to help our local communities and the military work together to provide service families the support they need.”
Senate Bill 17-028 moves on to a vote of the committee on Appropriations.