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H_JUD_2020A 02/20/2020 01:34:58 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 02/20/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Carver X
Gonzales-Gutierrez *
McKean *
Melton X
Roberts *
Soper *
Herod X
Weissman X
Time 01:34:58 PM to 03:23:10 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Weissman
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-061 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1274 Postponed Indefinitely

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-061 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:36:27 PM  

Speaker Becker, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-061.  The bill creates a new class A traffic infraction for failure to yield to a bicycle in the bicycle lane.  She responded to questions from the committee.

01:44:08 PM  

Megan Hottman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:47:22 PM  

Michael Raber, representing Bike Jeffco, testified in support of the bill.

01:49:15 PM  

Skyler McKinley, representing AAA Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:52:11 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:08:53 PM  

The committee continued to question the panel of witnesses.

02:14:27 PM  

Molly McKinley, representing Bicycle Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:16:53 PM  

David Chen, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a visual aid to accompany his testimony (Attachment A).

02:22:32 PM  

Teri Vogel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:42 PM  

The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.

02:27:49 PM  

Speaker Becker wrapped up her presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation.



02:40:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-061 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Herod
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1274 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:40:21 PM  

Representative Soper, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1274. The bill increases the standard for parole eligibility for felony offenses from 50 percent of the person's sentence to 75, 80, or 85 percent, depending on the offense. He addressed the fiscal note (Attachment B) and indicated that he would ask the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.

02:45:42 PM  

Dr. Sharon Anable, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:24 PM  

Robin Graham, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:14 PM  

Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:04:01 PM  

Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:07:47 PM  

Michael Allen, representing the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:54 PM  

Representative Soper made concluding remarks. Members of the committee made comments about the bill.

03:14:21 PM  

A written statement (Attachment C) and a fact sheet (Attachment D) were entered into the record.



03:22:51 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1274 indefinitely.
Moved Soper
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:23:10 PM   The committee adjourned.






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