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h_jud_2016a_2016-02-18t13:33:20z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/18/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1080



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion f

Refer House Bill 16-1080, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

FAIL

PASS







01:35 PM -- HB16-1080



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Foote, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1080, concerning assault by strangulation. The committee heard testimony on the bill at its February 9 meeting, and resumed testimony at this meeting. The following persons testified regarding the bill:



01:36 PM --
Mr. Mark Hurlbert, representing the Eighteenth Judicial District and the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, resumed his testimony in support of HB 16-1080.



01:37 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Turner discussed the definition of strangulation in the bill, and responded to questions regarding this definition. Mr. Turner responded to questions regarding a potential amendment.



01:43 PM --
Ms. Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Waligorski discussed the process undertaken by stakeholders in crafting HB 16-1080, and placed assault by strangulation in the context of other felony crimes. She quoted research on strangulation. Ms. Waligorski responded to questions regarding a forthcoming amendment, and what constitutes strangulation.





01:57 PM



The committee recessed.





02:00 PM



The committee returned to order. Representative Melton explained the effect of amendment L.004 (Attachment A). Discussion ensued regarding the differences between amendments L.004 and L.003 (Attachment B), and the merits of these amendments.



16HouseJud0218AttachA.pdf16HouseJud0218AttachA.pdf 16HouseJud0218AttachB.pdf16HouseJud0218AttachB.pdf



02:15 PM



Discussion continued regarding the merits of amendments L.003 and L.004.

BILL: HB16-1080
TIME: 02:01:55 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A). The motion failed on a vote of 4-7.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Carver
No
Court
No
Dore
Yes
Foote
No
Lawrence
No
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
No
Willett
Yes
Lee
No
Kagan
No
YES: 4 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1080
TIME: 02:17:56 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Carver
Court
Dore
Foote
Lawrence
Lundeen
Melton
Salazar
Willett
Lee
Kagan
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:19 PM



Representative Foote provided closing remarks in support of HB 16-1080.

BILL: HB16-1080
TIME: 02:19:49 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1080, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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