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h_jud_2017a_2017-03-07t11:47:10z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/07/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1138



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1138, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:47 AM -- HB17-1138



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Salazar, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1138, concerning the reporting of hate crimes by law enforcement agencies. Representative Salazar explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Salazar explained the effect of amendment L.003 (Attachment A). Discussion ensued regarding the merits of compiling hate crime statistics in Colorado, and the federal definition of "hate crime," as provided in the bill. Discussion followed regarding the validity of the data to be collected under the bill, and the overall goal of HB 17-1138. The following person testified regarding HB 17-1138:



17HouseJudiciary0307AttachA.pdf17HouseJudiciary0307AttachA.pdf



11:59 AM --
Ms. Elisa Moran, representing the Anti Defamation League, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Moran discussed hate crime statistics in Colorado and nationwide, and the benefits of tabulating such statistics under the bill.





12:04 PM



The committee recessed.





01:30 PM



The committee returned to order.



01:31 PM --
Ms. Gabby Reed, representing the Department of Public Safety, made herself available to respond to questions on HB 17-1138. Ms. Reed responded to questions regarding certain reporting requirements contained in the bill. Representative Salazar provided input on the effect of amendment L.006 (Attachment B). Ms. Reed responded to questions regarding the current tabulation of hate crimes in Colorado by the Department of Public Safety, and the effect of the bill on this tabulation.



17HouseJudiciary0307AttachB.pdf17HouseJudiciary0307AttachB.pdf



01:37 PM



Representative Salazar explained the effect of amendment L.006.

BILL: HB17-1138
TIME: 01:38:10 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
McKean
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





01:38 PM



Representative Salazar provided closing remarks in support of HB 17-1138. Various committee members provided input on the bill.





01:42 PM



The committee recessed.





01:46 PM



The committee returned to order.

BILL: HB17-1138
TIME: 01:39:34 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1138, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McKean
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS