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9B1A8F734D7A45F8872583AD00721B5A Hearing Summary


Date Feb 26, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

HB19-1180 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

01:46:37 PM  

Representative Geithner, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1180, concerning the clarification of the definition of a police working horse for the purpose of cruelty to animals.  The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1180:

Ms. Janet Huffor, representing El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Larry Murphy, representing El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.

Sergeant Joe Cummings, representing the Parker Police Department, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding what constitutes a "working horse," and the qualifications and standards that would apply. Discussion followed regarding the potential for amending the bill to narrow the definition of working horse.

02:04:34 PM  

Sergeant Cummings and Mr. Murphy responded to questions regarding training undertaken by mounted officers, and the functions of police animals. Sergeant Cummings responded to questions regarding the frequency with which police animals are assaulted.

02:13:51 PM  

No amendments were offered to HB 19-1180. Representative Geitner provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

02:16:11 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1180 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded McKean
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS