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h_jud_2017a_2017-04-13t14:19:42z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1288



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


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

Refer House Bill 17-1288, as amended, to the Commi


PASS







02:40 PM -- HB17-1288



Representatives Saine and Foote, co-prime sponsors, explained HB17-1288 concerning penalties for felony DUI offenders. The bill requires the court to to choose certain sentencing options if an individual is charged with a fourth or subsequent DUI. The bill also outlines the conditions of probation if a court imposes that sentence instead. The sponsors discussed that this bill should only impact about 8% of individuals in the criminal justice system, but a better and more just sentencing scheme is needed for this population.



The bill sponsors presented a fact sheet regarding DUI penalties (Attachment B) and Amendment L.002 (Attachment C).



17HouseJud0413AttachB.pdf17HouseJud0413AttachB.pdf 17HouseJud0413AttachC.pdf17HouseJud0413AttachC.pdf



02:43 PM --
Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, spoke in opposition to the bill. She discussed over-crowding in county jails and reiterated that this bill would further backlog jails with individuals who should be serving sentences in state prisons.



02:45 PM --
Fran Lancer, representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving-Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. He stressed that county jails and problem-solving courts provide treatment options for individual charged with multiple DUIs.



02:47 PM --
Bruce Brown, representing Colorado's Fifth Judicial District, testified in support of the measure. He relayed the need for more consistent sentences in multiple DUI cases and answered questions about mandatory minimums.

BILL: HB17-1288
TIME: 02:56:44 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C). 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:




BILL: HB17-1288
TIME: 02:57:07 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1288, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0, with 1 excused.
SECONDED: Willett
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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