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s_jud_2017a_2017-03-22t13:37:05z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/22/2017

Location: Old Supreme Court Chamber

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1110



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1110 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:37 PM -- HB17-1110



Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order, and explained the procedures to be used during the committee meeting. Senator Todd, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1110, concerning juvenile court jurisdiction regarding matters related to parental responsibilities in a juvenile delinquency case. She explained the bill. Senator Todd responded to questions concerning treatment for juvenile offenders.



01:46 PM --
Ms. Melissa Thompson, and Ms. Ruchi Kapoor, representing the Office of the Respondent Parents' Counsel, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Thompson discussed her work with children, and her concerns about the bill. She discussed the potential effects of the bill. Ms. Kapoor discussed possible amendments to the bill relating to parental rights. In response to a question, Ms. Thompson discussed in detail her work on the bill. Senator Gardner commented, and he and the witnesses discussed the House Judiciary Committee's work on the bill.



01:55 PM --
Ms. Dorothy Macias and Ms. Linda Weinerman, representing the Office of the Child's Representative (OCR), testified in support of the bill. Ms. Macias discussed juvenile delinquency proceedings, generally, and the bill's effect on such proceedings. Ms. Weinerman discussed the work of the OCR in delinquency cases. The witnesses responded to questions from the committee.



02:02 PM --
Mr. Mike Valentine and Ms. Julie Thomerson, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. Mr. Valentine discussed the work of the House Judiciary Committee on the bill, and discussed the benefits of the bill for children. Ms. Thomerson discussed how dependency and neglect cases impact children and families, and the benefits of the bill. She responded to a question concerning the situations that prompt dependency and neglect hearings. Mr. Valentine discussed working on the bill.





02:14 PM



Senator Todd provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1110
TIME: 02:16:39 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1110 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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