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2CE35B393CFF2BD4872587E300764140 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 8, 2022      
Location Old State Library

HB22-1071 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:31:44 PM  
Representative Woodrow, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1091, concerning available relief for plaintiffs who prevail in a class action under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act." Representative Woodrow explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Woodrow responded to questions regarding how class action lawsuits operate, and attorney fee determination for class actions. Representative Woodrow responded to further questions regarding problems with class action lawsuits in Colorado in past years.
02:49:42 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, representing the Colorado Federation of Independent Business, testified in opposition to HB 22-1071.

Andrew Unthank, representing the Colorado Civil Justice League and the Colorado Defense Bar Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

Matthew Groves, representing the Denver Chamber, testified in opposition to the bill.

David Seligman, representing Towards Justice, testified in support of HB 22-1071. Mr. Seligman responded to questions regarding the deterrent effect of class action lawsuits, and damages allowed under the bill.

Zach Neumann, representing the Colorado Eviction Defense Project, testified in support of the bill.

03:14:36 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 22-1071. Representative Woodrow provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

03:20:33 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1071 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Daugherty
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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