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31C8BA593F8946148725869400718451 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 10, 2021      
Location HCR 0107

HB21-1136 - Referred to House Appropriations

01:39:58 PM  

Representatives Tipper and Carver, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1136, concerning modifications to the policies governing judicial division retirees returning to temporary judicial duties. Representative Tipper explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Carver provided additional input on the merits of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the fiscal impact of the bill.

01:45:54 PM  
The following persons testified regarding HB 21-1136:

Terry Scanlon, representing the Judicial Department, provided background on the bill and its need.

Steve Vasconcellos, representing the Judicial Department, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Vasconcellos discussed the number of retired judges that might be impacted by the bill, and the potential for the bill to incentivize judges nearing retirement to retire as a result of the bill. Mr. Vasconcellos responded to further questions about the impact of the pandemic on court needs, and the number of judges currently participating in the Senior Judge Program. Discussion ensued regarding the program's reimbursement range, and how new retired judges coming into the program will be utilized. Discussion returned to pandemic-related concerns in the court system, including space and other logistics. Discussion followed regarding the impact of bringing retirement judges back into service on the Public Employee Retirement Association program.

02:07:59 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 21-1136.

02:09:48 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1136 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Carver
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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