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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-04t14:14:26z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1235



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment K) to House Bill

Postpone House Bill 16-1235 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 16-1235, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS

FAIL







05:01 PM -- HB16-1235



Representative Van Winkle, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1235 to the committee. This bill changes the duties and composition of the state and district commissions on judicial performance, including with regard to district commissions, the Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation, and the judicial performance criteria.



05:08 PM --
Chris Forsyth, representing the Judicial Integrity Project, testified in support of the bill and provided a packet of information to committee members (Attachment E). Mr. Forsyth responded to committee member questions.



16HouseState0404AttachE.pdf16HouseState0404AttachE.pdf



05:20 PM --
Jeff Ruebel, representing the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



05:24 PM --
Rebecca Love Kourlis, representing the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, testified on the bill and responded to committee member questions.



05:35 PM --
Athena Roe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:37 PM --
Kent Wagner, representing the State Commission on Judicial Performance, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



05:56 PM --
Karen Kalavity, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



06:00 PM --
Bob Miller, representing the Colorado Judicial Institute and the Colorado Bar, testified against the bill.



06:04 PM --
Ruth Sadler, representing Families Against Court Embezzlement Unethical Standards (FACEUS.org), testified in support of the bill.



06:09 PM --
Rosemary Van Gorder, representing the Committee for Judicial Justice, testified in support of the bill.



06:14 PM --
Luanne Fleming, representing FACEUS.org, testified in support of the bill.



06:17 PM --
Robin Austin, representing FACEUS.org, testified in support of the bill. He also read testimony from Cliff Battista in support of the bill. Mr. Austin responded to committee member questions.



06:30 PM --
Peter Coulter, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:39 PM --
Gregg Leverett, representing the Committee for Judicial Justice, testified in support of the bill.



06:45 PM --
Laurie Forsyth, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:48 PM --
Deborah Dooley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



06:54 PM --
Wanda Juzefczyk, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



07:01 PM --
Gilbert Tso, representing the Pro Se Alliance, testified in support of the bill. He also read testimony from John Hentges in support of the bill (Attachment F).



16HouseState0404AttachF.pdf16HouseState0404AttachF.pdf



07:07 PM



Representative Van Winkle discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment G).



16HouseState0404AttachG.pdf16HouseState0404AttachG.pdf

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:08:32 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G) to House Bill 16-1235. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Wist
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:09 PM



Representative Van Winkle discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment H).



16HouseState0404AttachH.pdf16HouseState0404AttachH.pdf

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:09:28 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H) to House Bill 16-1235. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:09 PM



Representative Van Winkle discussed amendment L.004 (Attachment I).



16HouseState0404AttachI.pdf16HouseState0404AttachI.pdf

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:10:19 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I) to House Bill 16-1235. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:10 PM



Representative Van Winkle discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment J).



16HouseState0404AttachJ.pdf16HouseState0404AttachJ.pdf

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:11:21 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment J) to House Bill 16-1235. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:11 PM



Representative Van Winkle discussed amendment L.010 (Attachment K).



16HouseState0404AttachK.pdf16HouseState0404AttachK.pdf

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:12:51 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment K) to House Bill 16-1235. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





07:13 PM



Representative Van Winkle wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:15:41 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB16-1235
TIME: 07:17:30 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1235 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS












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