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h_jud_2017a_2017-03-28t11:48:19z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/28/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1208



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1208, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







11:49 AM -- HB17-1208



The committee was called to order. All members were present. Representative Weissman, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1208, concerning clarifications to the criminal justice records sealing process. Representative Weissman explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. The following persons testified regarding the bill:



11:52 AM --
Ms. JM Fay, representing herself, testified regarding the bill. Representative Weissman read Ms. Fay's testimony, which explained why the bill is inadequate in making whole the affected population. She also spoke about House Bill 17-1204, and discussed some criminal charges applied that were later dismissed. Ms. Fay's testimony noted some remedies.



11:58 AM --
Mr. Tim Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, and Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lane discussed the clarifying aspects of the bill. Ms. Cain provided further input. Mr. Lane and Ms. Cain spoke in support of amendment L.001 (Attachment A). Ms. Cain responded to a question about a provision in the bill concerning acquittals.



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12:01 PM --
Ms. Lydia Waligorski, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill.





12:02 PM

BILL: HB17-1208
TIME: 12:02:45 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). 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





12:04 PM

BILL: HB17-1208
TIME: 12:04:34 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1208, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. 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







12:06 PM



The committee recessed.








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