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h_jud_2016a_2016-04-19t13:31:21z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/19/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-065



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 16-065, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:32 PM -- SB16-065



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Lee, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-065, concerning criminal restitution. Representative Lee explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Lee responded to questions regarding a provision in the bill pertaining to records expungement associated with restitution payment, and interest rates for restitution. Representative Lee responded to further questions regarding payment of restitution upon death of an offender. The following persons testified regarding SB 16-06



01:40 PM --
Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Donner addressed earlier questions regarding interest rates for restitution, and discussed the merits of the legislation. Ms. Donner responded to questions regarding tying interest rates for restitution to a market rate. Ms. Donner responded to further questions regarding a provision in the introduced version of the bill concerning revocation of a driver's license.



01:45 PM --
Mr. Paul Litschewski, representing the Judicial Department, made himself available to respond to questions regarding the bill. Mr. Litschewski addressed earlier questions about restitution payment upon death of an offender. Mr. Litschewski responded to questions regarding the population affected by the bill. Discussion ensued on this point. Discussion returned to a provision in the bill pertaining to records expungement. Discussion followed regarding the effect of amendment L.011 (Attachment A).



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01:57 PM



Mr. Litschewski responded to questions regarding the mechanics of the restitution payment process.



01:59 PM --
Ms. Hannah Proff, representing the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Proff discussed restitution orders made against juveniles, and the financial hardships experienced by juveniles as a result. She explained how the bill would help in these situations, and the effect of juvenile restitution orders on parents and guardians. Ms. Proff discussed amendment L.011.





02:03 PM



Representative Lee recapped the effect of amendment L.011.

BILL: SB16-065
TIME: 02:03:29 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Salazar
VOTE
Carver
Court
Dore
Foote
Lawrence
Lundeen
Melton
Salazar
Willett
Lee
Kagan
Excused
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:04 PM



Representative Lee provided closing remarks in support of SB 16-065.

BILL: SB16-065
TIME: 02:05:00 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-065, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-1.
SECONDED: Salazar
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
No
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Excused
Final YES: 9 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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