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h_jud_2018a_2018-04-19t13:30:57z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-056

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 19, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



SB18-056 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:43:13 PM  

Representatives Lee and Willett, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-056, concerning monetary amounts in civil actions. Representative Willett provided background on the issues addressed by the bill, and explained the legislation's effect.  Representative Willett also discussed some stakeholder work on amendments. Representative Lee provided additional input on the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the effect of amendments L.008 (Attachment D), L.009 (Attachment E), and L.013 (Attachment F).

02:02:33 PM  

Mr. Chris Ryan, representing the Judicial Branch, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Ryan discussed the fee structure at the county court level, and addressed the amendments. Mr. Ryan responded to questions regarding trends in court dockets at the county level, and compensation for county judges. Discussion ensued regarding amendment L.013.  Discussion followed regarding the Judicial Branch's position on the bill.

02:14:04 PM  

Representative Lee explained the effect of amendment L.008.



02:15:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Lee
Seconded Willett
Benavidez
Carver
Hansen
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Roberts
Willett
Wist
Weissman
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:15:17 PM  

Representative Lee explained the effect of amendment L.009.



02:16:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009
Moved Lee
Seconded Willett
Benavidez
Carver
Hansen
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Roberts
Willett
Wist
Weissman
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:16:38 PM  

Representative Willett explained the effect of amendment L.013.  Discussion ensued regarding the potential to include a reporting requirement in the bill pertaining to county court rules.



02:19:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Willett
Seconded Lee
Benavidez
Carver
Hansen
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Roberts
Willett
Wist
Weissman
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:19:37 PM  

Discussion ensued regarding issues associated with the bill. Representatives Lee and Willett provided closing remarks in support of SB 18-056.



02:24:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-056, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Willett
Seconded Lee
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Hansen Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Excused
Roberts Yes
Willett Yes
Wist Yes
Weissman Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS