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D291CB55C71424528725883000787F99 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-099

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 26, 2022      
Location HCR 0107



SB22-099 - Referred to House Appropriations


03:56:20 PM  

Representatives Larson and Tipper, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-099, concerning the procedure for sealing of criminal records for nonviolent offenses, and, in connection therewith, addressing workforce shortages, and minimizing barriers to employment for job seekers. Representative Larson explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Larson read some testimony in support of the bill. Representative Tipper provided additional input on the merits of the legislation. Representative Tipper responded to questions regarding how the bill impacts outstanding fines and fees associated with a conviction. Discussion ensued regarding when record sealing tolls under the bill, and references to "civil infractions" in the bill. Representative Tipper noted legislation passed in other jurisdictions similar to SB 22-099. Discussion followed regarding the ability of credit reporting agencies to access sealed criminal records.

04:17:35 PM  

Ellen Giarratana, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of SB 22-099. Robert Davis, representing Seasoned with Grace Unboxed, testified in support of the bill. Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, made himself available to responded to committee questions. Abbey Moffitt Hruby, representing Expunge Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the impact of intervening convictions on record-sealing eligibility under the bill, and how the bill would seal records in an example posed by Reverend Davis. Mr. Hanuman responded to questions regarding what civil infractions are impacted by the bill, along with other crimes impacted. Ms. Giarratana and Mr. Hanuman responded to questions regarding the process by which criminal records are sealed under the bill.

04:46:38 PM  
Marcus Weaver, representing himself, testified in support of SB 22-099.

John Seward, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

Nan Gibson, representing JPMorgan Chase Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.

Bryant Dulin, representing KOBEYO, LLC, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Weaver responded to questions regarding how he has navigated employment barriers, and equalizing opportunities among various communities. Mr. Seward provided input on the latter issue.

05:11:57 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 22-099. Representatives Tipper and Larson provided closing remarks in support of the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the legislation.


05:20:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-099 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Larson
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Larson Yes
Luck Yes
Roberts Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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