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h_jud_2017a_2017-02-21t10:34:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/21/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB 17-1083



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1083, as amended, to the Comm

Substitute a safety clause for the petition clause
Pass Without Objection

PASS

Pass Without Objection







01:48 PM -- HB 17-1083



The committee recessed.





02:01 PM



Representative Liston, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1083, concerning an exemption for certain traffic violations of the requirement that a municipal judge inform a defendant of certain rights. Representative Liston explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Liston responded to questions regarding the position of certain entities on the bill. The following persons testified regarding the bill:



02:05 PM --
Mr. Robert Frick and Mr. Hayden Kane, representing Municipal Court Judges, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Frick explained the purpose of the bill. Mr. Kane provided clarification regarding the effect of the bill, and recently adopted legislation concerning traffic infractions. Discussion ensued regarding the types of advisements that would not be provided by judges if HB 17-1083 were to pass. Mr. Frick responded to questions regarding the effect of HB 16-1309, and how HB 17-1083 augments that earlier legislation. Discussion followed regarding the types of penalties that are levied for the traffic infractions covered by the bill, and the number of persons that would be affected by the bill. Mr. Frick and Mr. Kane responded to questions regarding the effect of the bill on the use of mail-in pleas for traffic infractions.





02:17 PM



Discussion ensued regarding costs to be avoided by the bill's passage, and the issuance of bench warrants for traffic infractions. Discussion followed regarding the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment A), and the effective date of the bill.



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02:23 PM -- Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of HB 17-1083. Ms. Dollar discussed amendment L.002, and mentioned that the Colorado Bar Association supports the bill.





02:25 PM



Discussion ensued regarding the effect of amendment L.002.

BILL: HB 17-1083
TIME: 02:25:33 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Weissman
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





02:25 PM



Discussion ensued regarding the potential for including a safety clause in the bill.

BILL: HB 17-1083
TIME: 02:28:37 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Substitute a safety clause for the petition clause in the bill. The motion passed without objection. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Weissman
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





02:29 PM



Representative Liston provided closing remarks in support of HB 17-1083.

BILL: HB 17-1083
TIME: 02:29:41 AM
MOVED: Carver
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1083, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Salazar
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