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s_jud_2017a_2017-04-26t13:40:44z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1288



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1288 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:41 PM -- HB17-1288



Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order, and announced a change in the meeting agenda. Senator Cooke and Senator Court, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1288, concerning the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) offenders who commit their fourth and subsequent DUI offenses. Senator Cooke explained the need for the bill, including a discussion of the application of recent legislation concerning making certain DUI offenses felonies. Senator Court commented on felony DUI legislation.



01:46 PM --
Mr. Fran Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lanzer explained and provided information concerning sentencing for misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses. In response to a question, Mr. Lanzer clarified statistics included in his testimony.



01:50 PM --
Mr. Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Senator Cooke responded to a question concerning payment for county jail costs.





01:53 PM



Senator Court provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1288
TIME: 01:53:37 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1288 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
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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