Discussion ensued regarding the need for the legislation. Representative Liston responded to questions regarding the costs associated with training once a sheriff is elected. The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1130:
Sheriffs Tony Spurlock and Joe Pelle, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Sheriff Spurlock addressed questions raised during earlier conversation, and requirements for gaining a law enforcement position. Sheriff Spurlock discussed the duties of a sheriff, and explained how the bill helps to ensure public safety. Sheriff Pelle explained that he supports the bill because peace officers should be qualified for their jobs, and responded to questions raised during earlier discussion concerning training currently required of newly elected sheriffs. Sheriff Pelle responded to questions regarding academies that provide POST training.