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C13DE40413952FFC872584FD0076DD5A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1088

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Jan 28, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1088 - Lay Over

02:38:23 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1088. The billl sets time limits for a certifying entity to sign or decline to sign a U non-immigrant status certification form and limits the factors that can be considered. She provided amendments L.001 (Attachment D), L.002 (Attachment E), and L.004 (Attachment F).
02:43:10 PM  
Ashley Harrington, representing the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, testified in support of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee about U visas.
02:53:55 PM  
Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in opposition to the bill, as introduced. He provided a U visa law enforcement resource guide (Attachment G).
02:59:58 PM  
Juan Silva, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:07:41 PM  
George Brauchler, representing the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:13:05 PM  
The committee discussed the bill with the panel of witnesses.
03:22:08 PM  
Committee discussion with the panel of witnesses continued.
03:37:13 PM  
The discussion continued.
03:40:17 PM  
Alyssa Reed, representing herself as an immigration attorney, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:20 PM  
Eric Pavri, representing Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:47 PM  
Patricia Medige, representing Colorado Legal Services, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
03:54:28 PM  
Fran Lanzer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado, testified from a neutral position on the bill.
03:55:31 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:08:21 PM  
Committee questioning of the witness panel continued.
04:17:37 PM  
Alejandra Cardona, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:21:17 PM  
Sterling Harris, representing the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill.
04:23:22 PM  
Lydia Waligorski, representing Violence-free Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:30 PM  
Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.
04:29:34 PM  
The panel of witnesses responded to questions from the committee.
04:31:53 PM  
Anna Rodriguez, representing the Colorado People's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
04:35:51 PM  
Laura Segura, representing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:40:31 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:50:35 PM  
The committee returned to order. Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez made closing comments about the bill and requested that the bill be laid over for action at a later date. The chair agreed to lay the bill over.






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