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8EEABEFBA923DBCE872583E5007A8113 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-030

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 23, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



SB19-030 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:18:09 PM  

Representative Tipper, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-030, concerning a remedy for improperly entered guilty pleas. Representative Tipper explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

04:28:30 PM  

The following persons testified regarding SB 19-030:

Mr. Eric Johnson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Johnson discussed a U.S. Supreme Court case expounded upon by the sponsor, and the circumstances under which the bill's provisions would be used.

Mr. Hans Meyer, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the outcome of litigation in which he participated.

Mr. Robert Russell, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Aaron Hall, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hall discussed a typical case he handles as an immigration lawyer. Discussion ensued regarding what constitutes an unconstitutionally entered guilty plea.

04:41:09 PM  

Ms. Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gorman explained the need for the bill from the defense perspective.

Ms. Kristi Englekirk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Englekirk discussed her research on advisements on deferred judgements and implications for noncitizens.

Ms. Erica Cano, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Cano discussed her husband's potential loss of citizenship as a result of a deferred judgement, and the impact on her family.

04:52:07 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 19-030. Representative Tipper provided closing remarks in support of the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the bill.


05:00:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-030 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Galindo
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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