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81EACB515F23594D872589A30064C7F2 Hearing Summary


Date May 2, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB23-1292 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

12:20:51 PM  

Senators Gonzales and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, explained HB23-1292, concerning the adoption of the 2023 recommendations of the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice regarding enhanced sentencing.   Senator Gardner explained that the bill allows persons sentenced as violent offenders to serve their sentences concurrently under certain circumstances, and allows persons sentenced as violent and habitual offenders to petition the court to modify their sentence.

12:23:20 PM  

Maureen Cain, representing Public defender, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Michael Dougherty, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Director Stan Hilkey, representing Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions about consecutive sentencing and "second looks."  Questions were also asked about the number of cases that apply. 



12:29:52 PM  

Committee discussion ensued about the process to modify sentences.  


12:31:18 PM  

Senator Gardner distributed Amendment L.003 and explained it is a technical amendment to adjust applicable dates (Attachment E).  

12:32:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Van Winkle Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:32:37 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments. 

12:33:28 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1292, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Gardner Yes
Roberts Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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