Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

h_jud_2017a_2017-03-30t14:40:12z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/30/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-189



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-189, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:05 PM -- SB17-189



Representative Foote, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-189, concerning elimination of the requirement that a law enforcement agency is the only entity authorized to take fingerprints for purposes of a background check. Representative Foote explained the need for the legislation. The following persons testified regarding SB 17-189:



03:08 PM --
Mr. Chris Andrist and Ms. Teresa Mucha, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Andrist discussed some technical and practical considerations about the fingerprint process. Ms. Mucha responded to questions regarding the process by which third-party vendors contract with the department for fingerprinting, and security considerations for this process.





03:20 PM



Discussion continued regarding the third-party contracting process for fingerprinting, and the transmission of information associated with the process. Discussion ensued regarding how applicants for certain state services navigate the fingerprint background check process.



03:31 PM --
Mr. Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, addressed questions about the fingerprinting process for concealed carry permits raised during earlier testimony. The discussion turned to other questions raised during earlier testimony, including questions about security in the fingerprinting process.



03:35 PM --
Mr. David Bradley, representing Denver Fingerprinting, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bradley responded to questions regarding proof of compliance with certain programs and regulations that must be secured by fingerprint vendors.



03:40 PM --
Ms. Kris Geraths, representing Background Information Services, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Geraths discussed the benefits of a forthcoming amendment.





03:42 PM



Representative Foote explained the effect of amendment L.005 (Attachment D).



17HouseJud0330AttachD.pdf17HouseJud0330AttachD.pdf

BILL: SB17-189
TIME: 03:44:17 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment D). 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





03:45 PM



Representative Foote explained the effect of amendment L.007 (Attachment E). Discussion ensued regarding the merits of the amendment.



17HouseJud0330AttachE.pdf17HouseJud0330AttachE.pdf

BILL: SB17-189
TIME: 03:45:24 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment E). 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





03:48 PM



Discussion ensued regarding the merits of SB 17-189.





03:55 PM



The committee recessed.





04:19 PM



The committee returned to order. Representative Foote explained the effect of amendment L.008 (Attachment F).



17HouseJud0330AttachF.pdf17HouseJud0330AttachF.pdf

BILL: SB17-189
TIME: 04:20:34 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment F). 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





04:21 PM

BILL: SB17-189
TIME: 04:21:59 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-189, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. 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














COVID-19 Resources
2021 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book)
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.