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h_jud_2017a_2017-03-21t11:07:21z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/21/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1162



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1162, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:46 PM



Representative Gray, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1162, concerning action that can be taken against an individual based on the individual's failure to pay for a traffic violation. Representative Gray explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Gray responded to questions regarding the impact of the bill on affected government personnel, from law enforcement officers to court personnel, and offenders.



01:56 PM --
Mr. Corey Hoffmann and Ms. Sue Radcliffe, representing the Town of Parker, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hoffmann discussed the merits of strike-below amendment L.002 (Attachment F), and explained the penalty structure created by it. Mr. Hoffman responded to questions regarding entities that support the bill. Ms. Radcliffe discussed support for the bill from municipal court administrators, and further explained the benefits of the bill.



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02:00 PM --
Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thompson explained how certain populations get caught in the criminal justice system as a result of traffic violations.



02:02 PM --
Mr. Ted Trujillo, representing the Division of Motor Vehicles within the Department of Revenue, testified on the bill, making himself available for questions. Mr. Trujillo explained how the bill would change administrative practice in the division.



02:04 PM --
Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of HB 17-1162. Ms. Dollar discussed some benefits of the bill, and noted support for the bill from additional entities. Ms. Dollar responded to questions regarding whether the penalties applied under the bill will create a meaningful deterrent to traffic infractions.



02:07 PM --
Ms. Denise Maes and Ms. Becca Curry, representing the ACLU, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Curry discussed the penalties associated with certain traffic infractions under current law, and the ramifications of a driver's license suspension. She cited an instance of a driver's license cancellation.



02:13 PM --
Mr. John Vecchiarelli, representing the Division of Taxation within the Department of Revenue, made himself available to respond to questions. Discussion ensued regarding a provision in the bill removed by amendment L.002, and the fiscal impact of the amendment. Mr. Ryan Long, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the fiscal ramifications of passing amendment L.002.



02:17 PM --
Ms. Sophie San Miguel, representing herself, testified on the bill.





02:19 PM

BILL: HB17-1162
TIME: 02:19:45 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment F). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:20 PM



Representative Gray provided closing remarks in support of HB 17-1162. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1162
TIME: 02:20:55 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1162, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 10-1.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
No
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







02:26 PM



The committee recessed.








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