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4A1E1421B83480F1872589A40008FB63 Hearing Summary


Date May 2, 2023      
Location HCR 0112

SB23-251 - Referred to House Appropriations

07:38:08 PM  

Representatives Pugliese and Daugherty, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-251, concerning a requirement that the Attorney General represent the Department of Revenue in all driver's license and state identification card appeals. Representative Pugliese explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Daugherty provided additional input on the merits of the bill.

07:41:02 PM  

Tim Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lane responded to questions regarding how often district attorneys are present for driver's license cases, and reasons for the Department of Law to take over duties currently assumed by district attorneys in these cases. Mr. Lane responded to further questions regarding requiring the attorney general to appear under SB 23-251, and the implementation dates for the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the implications of the bill with respect to various levels of government, and civil duties of district attorneys.

07:53:47 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 23-251. Representatives Pugliese and Daugherty provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

07:55:56 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-251 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Daugherty
Seconded Garcia
Armagost Yes
Brown Yes
Daugherty Yes
Epps Yes
Evans Yes
Garcia Yes
Luck Yes
Marshall Yes
Sharbini Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Bacon Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 13   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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