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H_JUD_2020A 05/26/2020 01:36:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 05/26/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Carver X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
McKean X
Roberts X
Soper X
Tipper X
Herod X
Weissman X
Time 01:36:10 PM to 03:25:57 PM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Weissman
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1150 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1152 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1278 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1332 Referred to House Finance
HB20-1348 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-042 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB20-129 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-059 Postponed Indefinitely
SB20-169 Postponed Indefinitely
Hearing on Sunset Report for the Sex Offender Management Board Recommend the Introduction of a Bill Incorporating LLS

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

HB20-1150 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:38:22 PM  

Representative McKean, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1150 and asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.



01:38:53 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1150 indefinitely.
Moved McKean
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



HB20-1152 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:39:25 PM  

Representative Liston, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1152. He asked for the bill to be postponed indefinitely.  Written testimony was submitted (Attachment A).



01:44:06 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1152 indefinitely.
Moved Carver
Seconded Soper
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



HB20-1278 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:44:30 PM  

Representative Singer, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1278. He asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.  Written testimony was submitted (Attachment B).



01:47:50 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1278 indefinitely.
Moved Herod
Seconded Soper
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts No
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod No
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1332 - Referred to House Finance


01:48:12 PM  

Representative Herod, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1332.  The bill makes discrimination in housing based on a person's source of income an unfair housing practice.  Written testimony was submitted (Attachment C).



01:50:00 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1332 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
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



HB20-1348 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:50:18 PM  

Representative Kennedy, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1348. He asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.  Written testimony was submitted (Attachment D).



01:53:21 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1348 indefinitely.
Moved McKean
Seconded Tipper
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



SB20-059 - Lay Over


01:53:43 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
01:54:14 PM  
The committee returned to order.



SB20-042 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:56:35 PM  

Representative Singer, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-042. The bill extends the Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems and the associated task force until July 1, 2023.  He explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



01:59:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Weissman
Seconded Roberts
Benavidez
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
McKean
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:04:16 PM  
Members of the committee commented about their positions on the bill.


02:08:36 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-042, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Excused
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-129 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:09:05 PM  

Representatives Ransom and Froelich, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-129. The bill requires a court to appoint a court visitor to interview the respondent in person and help respondents understand certain information in emergency guardian and special conservator cases.  The bill also requires a judge to rule on certain motions or requests within 14 days. 

02:09:50 PM  
The sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
02:17:39 PM  
Committee discussion continued.


02:20:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-129 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Excused
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-059 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:23:49 PM  

Representative Larson, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-059 and asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.



02:26:03 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-059 indefinitely.
Moved McKean
Seconded Carver
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Hearing on Sunset Report for the Sex Offender Management Board - Lay Over


02:26:31 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.



SB20-169 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:33:56 PM  
The committee returned to order. Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-169 and asked the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.


02:38:47 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 20-169 indefinitely.
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Excused
Herod Excused
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Hearing on Sunset Report for the Sex Offender Management Board - Recommend the Introduction of a Bill Incorporating LLS


02:39:26 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:39:47 PM  

The committee returned to order. Michael Nicoletti, representing the Department of Regulatory Agencies, presented the sunset report for the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) (Attachment E). Several letters about the report were entered into the record (Attachment F). Representative Weissman explained the process of a sunset hearing and how things are different under COVID-19 protocols. He explained that he is recommending that the House introduce a bill that includes the language in the SOMB Amendment (Attachment G). The amendment continues the SOMB for one year and bring it up again in 2021.



03:22:02 PM
Motion Recommend the introduction of a bill that incorporates all of the language in Attachment D.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:22:31 PM  

Represenatives Weissman and Soper agreed to be the co-prime sponsors and Represenative Roberts asked to be added as a co-sponsor.


03:25:57 PM   The committee adjourned.






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