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s_jud_2017a_2017-04-26t13:40:44z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1087



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment C). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1087, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:11 PM -- HB17-1087



Senator Lundberg, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1087, concerning an office of public guardianship. He distributed and explained amendment L.009 (Attachment C).



17SenateJud0426AttachC.pdf17SenateJud0426AttachC.pdf



02:14 PM --
Mr. Bill Levis, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience acting as a guardian.



02:15 PM --
Ms. Marijo Rymer, representing The Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She discussed guardianship, generally, and laws in other states.



02:18 PM --
Mr. Carl Gladstein and Ms. Mary Catherine Rabbitt, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gladstein discussed issues in guardianship cases. Ms. Rabbitt discussed situations that would have benefitted from a public guardianship program. Mr. Gladstein responded to questions concerning judicial authority to take certain actions regarding guardianship, and the potential workload of public guardians.





02:28 PM



Senator Lundberg provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1087
TIME: 02:29:09 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment C). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1087
TIME: 02:29:35 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1087, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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







02:30 PM



The committee adjourned.








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