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B24E6B164101D68F8725869C0071DAF6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-066

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 18, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-066 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:43:39 PM  

Senator Gonzales took over as chair so Senator Lee could present Senate Bill 21-066. 

 

Senator Lee, sponsor, explained Senate Bill 21-066, concerning juvenile diversion programs.  He discussed court involvement for at-risk youth and diversion programs.  

Committee members asked questions about funding and definitions as outlined in the bill. 

 

02:59:27 PM  

Mr. John Seward, representing self, testified in support of the bill. He discussed juvenile justice and brain development (Attachment F).

 

Elise Logemann, representing ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She discussed screening tools and the "clean-up" language as outlined in the bill. 

 

Mrs. Kelly Abbott, representing Colorado Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Adult and Juvenile Justice Assistance, testified in support of the bill.

03:13:21 PM  

Mr Arnold Hanuman, representing Coloroado District Attorneys' Council, testified to amend the bill. He raised concerns about funding and screening tools. 

 

Joe Thome, representing the Division of Criminal Justice in the Colorado Department of Public Safety, made himself available to answer committee questions.

 

 

03:18:56 PM  

Senator Lee distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment G) regarding pre-arrest diversion, risk-screening tools, and the funding allocation formula.



03:19:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:20:18 PM  

Senator Lee made closing remarks. 



03:21:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-066, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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