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H_JUD_2017A 04/04/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Date: 04/04/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:31 PM to 03:09 PM
Benavidez
X
Carver
*
Place: HCR 0112
Foote
X
Herod
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundeen
X
Representative Lee
Melton
X
Weissman
X
This Report was prepared by
Willett
*
Bo Pogue
Wist
*
Salazar
X
Lee
*
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-220

SB17-233

SB17-241
Referred to House Appropriations

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:31 PM -- SB17-233



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-233, concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the Department of Law to the General Assembly. Representative Arndt provided background on the series of bills seeking to remove departmental reporting requirements to the General Assembly, and discussed the specific reporting requirements repealed by the bill. Discussion ensued regarding certain reports to be eliminated by the bill. The chair laid the bill over for later consideration.





01:35 PM -- SB17-220



Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-220, concerning the continuation of the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council. Representative Arndt explained the effect of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the function of the Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, and the bill's fiscal impact. Mr. Chris Creighton, Legislative Council Staff, provided input on the bill's costs. Discussion followed regarding the merits of continuing the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council, and the potential for the council to report to the committee under the SMART Act.



























01:50 PM



Discussion returned to the costs associated with the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council. The following persons testified regarding the bill:





01:52 PM --
Ms. Deb Witzel, representing the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council, testified in support of the bill.



01:52 PM --
Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the stakeholder process in creating the legislation. Ms. Dollar responded to questions regarding successes of the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council during its tenure. Ms. Witzel provided input on this issue, including explaining the programming conducted by the council. Discussion again returned to the council's budget, including income sources and expenditures.





02:07 PM



Discussion continued regarding the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council's budget, and how its expenditures are applied.









































































02:14 PM



Discussion ensued regarding the potential for sunsetting the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council after five years, and the merits of amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



17HouseJud0404AttachA.pdf17HouseJud0404AttachA.pdf

BILL: SB17-220
TIME: 02:20:11 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment A). The motion failed on a vote of 4-7.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Carver
Yes
Foote
No
Herod
No
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
No
Lee
No
YES: 4 NO: 7 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL

















































02:24 PM



The committee discussed the merits of SB 17-220.

BILL: SB17-220
TIME: 02:24:06 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-220 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:26 PM -- SB17-233



The committee returned to considering SB 17-233. The committee discussed the ramifications of eliminating a reporting requirement for the Office of the State Public Defender. Ms. Kristen Forrestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided input on amending the bill.











































02:35 PM

BILL: SB17-233
TIME: 02:35:07 PM
MOVED: Willett
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B), which was offered as a conceptual amendment. The motion passed without objection.



17HouseJud0404AttachB.pdf17HouseJud0404AttachB.pdf
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





















































02:35 PM

BILL: SB17-233
TIME: 02:36:35 PM
MOVED: Herod
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-233, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Willett
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:37 PM -- SB17-241



Representative Hooton, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-241, concerning the scheduled repeal of reports by the Judicial Department to the General Assembly. Representative Hooton explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Hooton responded to questions regarding why certain reporting requirements are being eliminated under the bill.





02:49 PM



Discussion continued regarding the merits of eliminating certain reporting requirements to the General Assembly. Discussion followed regarding the Statutory Revision Committee process. Ms. Forrestal provided input on this process.































03:01 PM



Discussion continued regarding which reporting requirements would be eliminated if SB 17-241 were to not pass.





03:04 PM



Discussion continued regarding some potential conceptual amendments. These conceptual amendments are shown in Attachment C.



17HouseJud0404AttachC.pdf17HouseJud0404AttachC.pdf

BILL: SB17-241
TIME: 03:05:24 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Conceptual amendment to continue the reports contained in sections 1 and 5 of the bill (Attachment C, page 1, lines 1 through 14). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lundeen
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



































03:06 PM

BILL: SB17-241
TIME: 03:06:18 PM
MOVED: Herod
MOTION: Conceptual amendment to continue the reports contained in sections 7 and 8 of the bill (Attachment C, page 1, lines 15 through 25). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Salazar
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





























































03:08 PM

BILL: SB17-241
TIME: 03:09:03 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-241, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:09 PM



The committee adjourned.


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