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h_jud_2018a_2018-04-26t13:47:11z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1230

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 26, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1230 - Amended, referred to House Finance


01:48:14 PM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Pabon, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1230, concerning the creation of a purple card program to allow persons who came to the United States without legal documentation to apply for legal work status in Colorado.  The committee heard testimony on the bill at its April 24 meeting, and testimony continued at the present meeting. Mr. Ismael Netzahuatz, representing Purple Card, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Netzahuatz discussed the population that would be affected by the bill, and some of the challenges they face. Ms. Diana Arenas, representing Purple Card, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Arenas discussed her background and explained how she can benefit the United States.  Ms. Arenas responded to questions regarding her educational background. Ms. Llani Duenas, representing Purple Card, testified in support of the bill. She discussed a work program that allowed her into the United States, and the status of this program.

02:03:22 PM  

Ms. Maria Ruiz, representing Purple Card, testified in support of HB 18-1230.  Ms. Ruiz discussed certain benefits to the public of passing the bill, in areas such as safety and education. Mr. Omar Gomez, representing Purple Card, testified in support of the bill.

02:08:15 PM  
Representative Pabon explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment A).


02:10:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Salazar
Seconded Roberts
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:10:59 PM  
Various committee members provided their positions on HB 18-1230. Representative Pabon provided closing remarks in support of the bill.


02:27:36 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1230, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Salazar
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Herod Yes
Lundeen No
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS