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h_jud_2018a_2018-02-20t13:38:35z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1078

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1078 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:38:37 PM  

The committee was called to order.  All members were present.  Representatives Landgraf and Exum, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1078, concerning court programs for defendants who have served in the armed forces.  Representatives Landgraf and Exum explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

01:43:21 PM  

Mr. Dick Young, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Young provided background on veterans courts, and discussed the benefits of veterans courts.

01:53:00 PM  
Mr. Duane France, representing Community Mental Health, testified in support of the bill.
01:53:56 PM  

Mr. Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorney's Council, testified in support of HB 18-1078. Mr. Hanuman responded to questions regarding how veterans access services available under veterans court programming, and his organization's position on amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  Discussion ensued regarding the need to further amend amendment L.001.  Mr. Hanuman responded to questions regarding amendment L.006 (Attachment B).

02:05:53 PM  

Ms. Brenidy Rice, representing the Judicial Department, made herself available to answer questions.  Ms. Rice responded to questions regarding how advisements are handled by veterans courts, and the types of charges handled by veterans courts.



02:10:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Carver
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:11:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Carver
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:11:06 PM  

Various committee members discussed their positions on HB 18-1078.  Representatives Landgraf and Exum provided closing remarks in support of the bill.



02:18:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1078, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Carver
Seconded Lundeen
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