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s_jud_2016a_2016-04-25t14:21:02z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/25/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1390



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1390 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:21 PM -- HB16-1390



Senator Roberts, chair, called the committee to order. A quorum was present. Senator Guzman presented House Bill 16-1390, concerning immunity for certain persons who are involved with a reported overdose event. Senator Guzman explained the need for the bill and described its provisions.



02:24 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. She stated the sheriffs' opposition to blanket immunity from prosecution.



02:25 PM --
Ms. Alicia Haywood, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Haywood discussed overdose-related deaths, and prevention efforts.



02:28 PM --
Ms. Lisa Raville, representing the Harm Reduction Action Center and Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the need for the bill and similar legislation considered during prior legislative sessions.





02:31 PM



Senator Guzman provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1390
TIME: 02:31:58 PM
MOVED: Aguilar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1390 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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