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h_jud_2017a_2017-04-13t14:19:42z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1316



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


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

Refer House Bill 17-1316, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:21 PM -- HB17-1316



Represenative Lontine, sponsor, explained HB17-1316. The bill requires, as of May 1, 2017, that municipal courts appoint counsel in certain situations and municipal judges inform a defendant, at first appearance, of his or her rights related to self-incrimination, counsel, trial by jury, pleas, bail, and the charges against him or her. This applies to prosecutions of municipal charter and ordinance violations. There are approximately 175 municipal courts across the state which meet anywhere from daily to once a month, depending on the caseload of the municipality. Representative Lontine explained that some municipalities are not ready to implement HB16-1309 and request additional time to assess associated workloads and costs.



Representative Lontine presented Amendmnt L.001(Attachment A), which amends an effective date.



17HouseJud0413AttachA.pdf17HouseJud0413AttachA.pdf



02:23 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the need to gather more data about the number of cases and how HB16-1309 will impact municipalities.

BILL: HB17-1316
TIME: 02:31:41 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Wist
VOTE
Benavidez
Excused
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Excused
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB17-1316
TIME: 02:33:16 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1316, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0, with 1 excused.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Benavidez
Excused
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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