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s_sa_2018a_2018-04-30t14:38:45z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-263

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 30, 2018      
Location SCR 357



SB18-263 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:42:15 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-263 to the committee. The bill creates a pilot program to allow psychiatrists to petition the court to administer medications over the objection of an inmate in a jail.

02:45:27 PM  

Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified against the bill. She noted that the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado also opposes the bill.

02:46:37 PM  
Doug Wilson, Colorado State Public Defender, testified against the bill.
02:50:51 PM  

Gina Shimall, representing herself, testified against the bill.

02:51:10 PM  
Moses Gur, representing the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council, testified against the bill.
02:53:21 PM  

Ms. Shimall responded to committee member questions.

02:58:45 PM  
Vincent Atchity, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:01:17 PM  
Nita Bradford, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:01:34 PM  
Camille Harding, representing the Office of Behavioral Health, Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support of the bill.
03:05:34 PM  

Dr. Patrick Fox, representing the Colorado Psychiatric Society, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:34 PM  

Dr. Sasha Rai, representing the City and County of Denver and Denver Health, testified in support of the bill.

03:09:52 PM  
Dea Wheeler, representing the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
03:11:53 PM  
Ms. Wheeler and Dr. Fox responded to committee member questions.
03:16:53 PM  
Tanya Belknap, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
03:17:17 PM  

Jamison Brown, representing the Colorado Jail Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:20:45 PM  
Jeff Goetz, representing the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill.
03:22:14 PM  
Senator Martinez Humenik wrapped up her presentation of the bill. She discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment B] and amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
03:23:40 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
03:35:51 PM  
Committee discussion with Senator Martinez Humenik continued.
03:36:07 PM  
Mr. Rai returned to the table to respond to committee member questions.
03:41:17 PM  
Senator Martinez Humenik responded to committee member questions.
03:41:31 PM  
Mr. Wilson returned to the table to respond to committee member questions.


03:47:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Court
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:47:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 [Attachment C].
Moved Court
Seconded
Court
Fenberg
Hill
Sonnenberg
Marble
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:47:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-263, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Court Yes
Fenberg No
Hill Yes
Sonnenberg No
Marble Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS