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4D4AEABFB38B3070872583DE0082D2A4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1315

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 16, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



HB19-1315 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:48:59 PM  

Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez and Michaelson Jenet, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1315, concerning the admissability of statements by a juvenile.  The sponsors explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

05:54:45 PM  

The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1315:

Mr. Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified on the bill from a neutral position. He referenced stakeholder discussions, and explained that amendment L.006 (Attachment P) resolves certain concerns.

Ms. Rebecca Gleeson, representing the Eighteenth Judicial District, Ms. Katie Beals, representing the Fourth Judicial District, and Ms. Sheryl Berry, representing the First Judicial District, introduced themselves as neutral on the bill. Discussion ensued regarding certain concerns with the bill.

06:17:41 PM  

Ms. Anne Roan, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado Juvenile Defense Center, testified in support of HB 19-1315. Ms. Roan discussed a Colorado Supreme Court case that gave rise to the bill.

Mr. Jake Goldstein, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. He recounted a case where he defended a youth accused of sexual assault.

Ms. Ryann Hardman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Hardman discussed her appeal of the case discussed by Mr. Goldstein.

Ms. Elise Logemann, representing the ACLU, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Roan responded to questions concerning jurisprudence surrounding the rights of children who have been detained for potential criminal activity, and circumstances that might invoke the provisions of the bill. Ms. Roan responded to questions regarding her position on amendment L.006. Discussion followed regarding knowledge of children about their rights when detained.

07:01:31 PM  

The committee considered amendment L.006.



07:02:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Galindo
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Galindo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
McKean
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:02:32 PM  

Representatives Michaelson Jenet and Gonzales-Gutierrez provided closing remarks in support of HB 19-1315. The committee discussed the bill's merits.



07:15:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1315, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gonzales-Gutierrez
Seconded Galindo
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts No
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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