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DFC33834A17C9669872584F900011B40 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1079

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Jan 23, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1079 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:12:09 PM  

Representatives Benavidez and Singer, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1079. The bill makes multiple changes related to individuals who have committed sex offenses as juveniles. Representative Benavidez provided a law journal article and amendments L.001, L.002, L.004, and L.005 (Attachments J through N).

05:24:52 PM  

Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in support of the bill.

05:29:00 PM  

Laurie Rose Kepros, representing the Colorado State Public Defender's Office and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.

05:32:37 PM  

Landon Gates, representing the Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance, testified in support of amendment L.001 and from a neutral position on the bill.

05:34:15 PM  

Tariq Sheikh, representing the Adams County District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

05:36:10 PM  

Ashley Chase, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.

05:39:37 PM  

Gina Shimeal, representing the Task Force on the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal Justice System, testified in support of the bill and provided a letter from Dr. Apryl Alexander (Attachment O).

05:43:22 PM  

Elise Longemann, representing the ACLU, testified in support of the bill. She provided a fact sheet (Attachment P).

05:48:12 PM  

Kristin Ladd, representing the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, testified in support of the bill.

05:51:20 PM  

Emma McLean-Riggs, representing the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, testified in support of the bill.



05:57:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Herod
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Melton
Roberts
Soper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:58:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Herod
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Melton
Roberts
Soper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:59:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Herod
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Melton
Roberts
Soper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:01:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Melton
Roberts
Soper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:01:09 PM  

The sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.



06:04:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1079, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Melton
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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