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h_jud_2016a_2016-03-17t13:34:40z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/17/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-099



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 16-099 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:35 PM -- SB16-099



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Primavera, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-099, concerning implementing recommendations of the State Auditor's Office by establishing the authority of the correctional education program to sell inmate-produced products to specified persons. Representative Primavera explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Primavera responded to questions regarding the market for the goods sold under the program. The following person testified regarding the bill:



01:40 PM --
Mr. Ross Kimbrel, representing the Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Kimbrel discussed the merits of the correctional education program, and explained its operation. He provided examples of successes of the program, and explained that the program is separate from Correctional Industries. Mr. Kimbrel discussed the potential impact should the bill not pass. Mr. Kimbrel responded to questions regarding the population served by the correctional education program, the revenue generated by the program, and the transferability of educational credits from the program to other educational institutions. Mr. Kimbrel responded to questions regarding what is considered an "invited guest" under the bill, and how the program's revenue is used.





01:51 PM



Mr. Kimbrel responded to questions regarding opportunities available to offenders who participate in the correctional education program.





01:52 PM



No amendments were offered to SB 16-099. Representative Primavera provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

BILL: SB16-099
TIME: 01:53:07 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-099 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Salazar
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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