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H_JUD_2020A 02/27/2020 01:47:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 02/27/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Carver X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
McKean X
Roberts X
Soper X
Tipper X
Herod X
Weissman X
Time 01:47:12 PM to 03:22:11 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Weissman
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1234 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1096 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1123 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-064 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
01:47:14 PM

Representative Weissman called the meeting to order.



HB20-1234 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:47:35 PM  

Representatives Liston and Valdez, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1234, which was laid over for action only on February 20, 2020. The bill gives peace officer status to motor vehicle investigators and criminal tax enforcement special agents employed by the Department of Revenue.



01:50:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1234 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Herod Excused
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1096 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:51:02 PM  

Representatives Baisley, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1096 to the committee.  The bill enacts the Uniform Protected Series Act. Representative Baisley distributed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A), distributed a handout (Attachment B), and responded to committee questions.

02:08:12 PM  
Andy White, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill and responded to committee questions.
02:12:38 PM  

Scott Smith, representing Royal Legal Solutions, testified in support of the bill.  Tony Gagliardi, representing the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill.  Mike Kopp, representing Colorado Concern, testified in support of the bill.  Jason Younker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  Tyler Younker, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  The panel responded to committee questions.

02:49:12 PM  
The committee discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


02:51:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Carver
Seconded Soper
Benavidez No
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Herod No
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:51:34 PM  

Representative Baisley made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



02:58:08 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1096 indefinitely.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Carver
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1123 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:58:24 PM  

Representatives Soper and Lontine, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1123, which was laid over for action only on January 30, 2020.  The bill prohibits a court from issuing a bench warrant for failure to appear in court within 72 hours of the defendant's failure to appear.

03:00:59 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:06:25 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1123 indefinitely.
Moved Carver
Seconded McKean
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod No
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-064 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:06:38 PM  

Representatives Tipper and Soper, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-064 to the committee.  The bill authorizes the Attorney General to challenge certain business mergers or acquisitions under state antitrust statues.

03:12:51 PM  
Jan Zavislan, representing the Colorado Department of Law, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.
03:19:53 PM  

Representatives Tipper and Soper made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



03:21:54 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-064 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Soper
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:22:11 PM   The committee adjourned.