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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-26t14:04:15z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1254



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


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

Refer House Bill 17-1254, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:04 PM -- HB17-1254



Representative Salazar and Representative K. Becker, bill co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1254. The bill removes the cap on damages for noneconomic loss or injury that may be awarded in an action for the wrongful death of a minor child and clarifies that the definition of a minor child applies to a person who has not yet reached the age of 21. Representative Salazar explained amendment L.002 (Attachment A).



17HouseState0426AttachA.pdf17HouseState0426AttachA.pdf



02:13 PM --
Mary Burgin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Mike O'Connell, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. O'Connell answered questions from the committee.



02:25 PM --
Evan Stephenson, Colorado Civil Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Stephenson answered questions from the committee.



02:42 PM --
Sommer Luther, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Luther answered questions from the committee.



02:53 PM --
Dianna Orf, Colorado Water Congress, testified in opposition to the bill.



02:56 PM --
Jeff Ruebel, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Ruebel answered questions from the committee.





03:03 PM



Representative Salazar further explained amendment L.002.

BILL: HB17-1254
TIME: 03:04:00 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Excused
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:04 PM



Representative K. Becker and Representative Salazar made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1254
TIME: 03:11:55 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1254, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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