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F0EFFE650F35FEDC872589A20083C385 Hearing Summary


Date May 1, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB23-1133 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

05:59:18 PM  

Senator Gonzales and Rodriguez, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 23-1133, concerning the cost of communications services for person in custody.  The bill sponsors discussed that the bill requires the state to cover free phone calls in the Department of Corrections facilitieis. 

06:03:08 PM  

Lydia Waligorski, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified in support of the bill.

Natalie Perez, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Kayla Frawley, representing ProgressNow Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:10:49 PM  

Janelle Jenkins, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. George Davis V, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Adrienne Sanchez, representing Colorado Department of Corrections, was available to answer committee questions.

Written testimony about the bill may be read in Attachment F. 

Committee members asked questions about other states that cover inmate communication costs. 




06:27:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1133 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Gardner No
Roberts Yes
Van Winkle No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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