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s_blt_2017a_2017-03-20t14:01:02z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/20/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1179



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


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02:03 PM -- HB 17-1179



Senator Marble and Senator Court introduced House Bill 17-1179 concerning immunity for a person who renders emergency assistance to a locked vehicle. The bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for a person who renders emergency assistance to an at-risk person or dog or cat in a locked vehicle under certain circumstances.



02:06 PM --
Chris Howes, EMS Association of Colorado, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:07 PM --
Reverend Roland Halpern, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:09 PM --
Scott Horak, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:15 PM --
Lori Greenstone, Colorado Voters for Animals, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:16 PM --
Dr. Cheryl Saipe, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:18 PM --
Aubyn Royall, Humane Society of the United States, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:19 PM --
Lisa Pedersen, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:21 PM --
Leo Boyle, Colorado Veterinary Medicine Association, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:22 PM



Senator Marble made closing comments on the merits of the bill.



02:24 PM



Senator Tate explained amendment L.003 (Attachment A). Senators Marble and Court asked that the bill be laid over for consideration of the amendment. The committee discussed the amendment.



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02:35 PM



The chair laid the bill over for action at a later date.










Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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