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18B95C68E93995D48725838C00059A67 Hearing Summary


Date Jan 23, 2019      
Location SCR 352

SB19-043 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

06:01:13 PM  

The committee took a short break. 

The meeting was called back to order.

Senators Gardner and Lee, co-prime sponsors, presented SB19-043, which increases the number of district court judges.  Senator Lee explained that he sponsored the bill on behalf of the judges based on workload studies.   Senator Gardner reiterated that filings are increasing and there is a demand for additional judges state-wide. 

06:07:47 PM  

Chris Ryan, State Court Administrator in the Judicial Department, testified in favor of the bill.  He also discussed the need for more judges and the crowded dockets.  He noted the Colorado Counties Inc. supports the bill as well. 

06:10:43 PM  

Jessica Brown, representing the Colorado Bar Association, spoke in support of the bill. She discussed crowded dockets and delays.

06:13:45 PM  

Senator Lee noted that the Office of the Child's Representative is in support of the bill and made closing remarks. 


06:16:44 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-043 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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