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h_jud_2018a_2018-04-19t13:30:57z3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-166

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



SB18-166 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:38:00 PM  

Representative Herod, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-166, concerning changing the maximum jail sentence for certain crimes from one year to 364 days.  Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Herod also explained the effect of amendment L.008 (Attachment H).

02:41:22 PM  

Ms. Amy Redfern, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Redfern discussed the stakeholder process that resulted in the bill. Ms. Redfern responded to questions regarding the sections within the Colorado Bar Association that looked at the bill, and the reasons why a study, as contemplated by the reengrossed version of the bill, is not required. Mr. Jeremy Schupbach, representing the Colorado Bar Association, joined Ms. Redfern in support of the bill. He responded to questions regarding the study. Discussion ensued on this point. Mr. Schupbach responded to questions regarding the position of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association on the bill, and the potential for the bill to streamline the judicial process. Discussion ensued on this point.

02:58:36 PM  

Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of SB 18-166. Ms. Thompson discussed the number and types of misdemeanors covered by the bill, and explained how the bill may streamline the judicial process. Ms. Thompson responded to questions regarding how a possible criminal penalty of one year or more may result in deportation of a person lawfully present in the country.

03:11:38 PM  

Discussion ensued regarding amendment L.008.



03:13:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Hansen Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Weissman Yes
Lee Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:13:55 PM  

Discussion ensued regarding the merits of SB 18-166. Representative Herod provided closing remarks in support of the bill.



03:23:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-166, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Hansen Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Weissman Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS