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J_LS_2020A 03/05/2020 08:06:19 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL SERVICES
Date 03/05/2020
Attendance
Cooke X
Foote X
Lee X
Rodriguez X
Soper *
Van Winkle X
Weissman X
Woodrow X
Gardner X
Herod X
Time 08:06:19 AM to 08:22:05 AM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Herod
This Report was prepared by Owen Colling
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1179 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Proposal to Repeal §24-4-103 (8)(e), C.R.S.: Notice to Bill Sponsors Concerning Rule-making Committee Discussion Only
Expenses invoiced for appeal of Cooke et al. v. Markwell et al., 2019CV030973 Committee Discussion Only

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

HB20-1179 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:06:33 AM  

Jennifer Berman, Senior Attorney, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Ms. Berman explained the Rule Review Bill and how rule review process works and culminates in the bill.



08:10:14 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1179 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Herod
Seconded Woodrow
Cooke Yes
Foote Yes
Lee Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Soper Excused
Van Winkle Yes
Weissman Yes
Woodrow Yes
Gardner Yes
Herod Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Proposal to Repeal §24-4-103 (8)(e), C.R.S.: Notice to Bill Sponsors Concerning Rule-making - Committee Discussion Only


08:10:28 AM  

Ms. Berman explained the suggested change to the statutory requirement to notify bill sponsors concerning rule making.

08:12:48 AM  
Representative Soper was present at 8:12 a.m.
08:13:01 AM  

Representative Weissman stated his concerns about repealing the notice requirement.

Senator Gardner stated his view on the notices and whether the members of the General Assembly find them useful.

Representative Van Winkle asked how much staff time it takes, and Ms. Berman responded.

Representative Herod suggested narrowing the list to relevant bills and having fewer people receive the notice, and also suggested speaking with all members of the General Assembly about the proposal. Representative Weissman responded. Representative Herod requested that Committee members consult with their colleagues and that the issue be included on the next meeting agenda for further discussion.

 



Expenses invoiced for appeal of Cooke et al. v. Markwell et al., 2019CV030973 - Committee Discussion Only


08:20:06 AM  
Sharon Eubanks, Director, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee. Ms. Eubanks gave an overview of the expenses invoiced up to this point. Senator Gardner clarified that these are expenses for appellate costs.


08:22:05 AM   The committee adjourned.