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88EE3C7B70D861EF872588300071D49B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB22-1386

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 26, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



HB22-1386 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:43:24 PM  

Representatives Amabile and Soper, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1386, concerning measures relatd to competency to proceed. Representative Amabile explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper provided additional input on the merits of the legislation.

02:50:53 PM  
Jagruti Shaw, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of HB 22-1386.

Kristin Melton, representing the Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.

Daniel Murrie, Special Master appointed by a federal court to oversee competency services in Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Megan Baker, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Discussion ensued regarding whether HB 22-1386 will bring the state into compliance with a consent degree concerning competency evaluation and restoration, and the amount of money to be spent on restoration compared to the number of people who will have their competency restored. Discussion followed regarding the beds needed to create a fully functioning competency evaluation and restoration system.

Timothy Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, and James Karbach, representing the Office of State Public Defender, made themselves available to answer questions on HB 22-1386. Mr. Lane and Mr. Karbach responded to questions regarding the effect of some forthcoming amendments.

03:35:58 PM  
Sylvia Tawse, representing herself, testified in support of HB 22-1386.
03:41:18 PM  
Representative Amabile explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment C), and amendment L.004 (Attachment D), an amendment to L.001. Representative Soper responded to questions raised during earlier testimony.


03:42:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Weissman
Seconded Woodrow
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Larson
Luck
Roberts Excused
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:43:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Weissman
Seconded Benavidez
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Larson
Luck
Roberts Excused
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:43:33 PM  

Representatives Soper and Amabile discussed the merits of amendment L.002 (Attachment E).



03:45:48 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Larson
Luck
Roberts Excused
Woodrow
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:45:51 PM  
Representatives Soper and Amabile provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1386. Representatives Carver and Weissman commented on the merits of the bill.


03:56:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1386, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bacon
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Larson Yes
Luck No
Roberts Excused
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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