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A93E77D8C2029914872583D600716997 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1263

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Apr 8, 2019      
Location LSB A



HB19-1263 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:38:49 PM  
Representatives Herod and Sandridge presented House Bill
19-1263 to the committee.  The bill reclassifies several existing
drug felonies as drug misdemeanors, reduces the fine penalties and jail
terms for drug misdemeanors, and makes several other changes to sentencing
for drug offenses.  It also creates a grant program to fund drug courts.
02:41:27 PM  
Representative Herod distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment C).
03:07:15 PM  
Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill and distributed two handouts (Attachments D and E).
03:13:09 PM  
Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.
03:15:20 PM  
Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:19:31 PM  
Marie Venner, representing Interfaith Power
and Light, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:26 PM  
Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado
Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill.


03:27:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment C)
Moved Herod
Seconded Gray
Beckman
Benavidez
Bird
Bockenfeld
Gray
Rich
Sandridge
Snyder
Sullivan
Tipper
Herod
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:29:33 PM  
Representatives Herod and Sandridge wrapped up their presentation to the committee.


03:37:55 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1263, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Herod
Seconded Sandridge
Beckman Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bird Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Gray Yes
Rich No
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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