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H_JUD_2022A 04/13/2022 01:42:25 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 04/13/2022
Attendance
Bacon X
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Carver X
Daugherty X
Duran X
Luck X
Lynch X
Roberts X
Tipper X
Weissman X
Time 01:42:25 PM to 07:30:58 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Weissman
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
HCR22-1005 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1326 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1319 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1353 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-001 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB22-049 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HCR22-1005 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:42:37 PM  
Representatives Weissman
and Van Winkle, prime sponsors, presented House Concurrent Resolution 22-1005,
concerning submitting to the registered electors of the state of Colorado
an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning judges of the newly
created twenty-third judicial district  Representative Van Winkle
explained the effect of the resolution and discussed its need.  Representative
Weissman provided further detail on the need for the resolution.  Representative
Weissman responded to questions regarding what happens if the voters do
not approve the ballot measure resulting from the resolution, and certain
cross-jurisdictional issues for the judges impacted.  Representative
Van Winkle provided additional input on these issues.
01:57:43 PM  
Jeff Riester, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of HCR 22-1005.

Lora Thomas, representing Douglas County, testified in support of the resolution.

Michelle Amico, representing the Judicial Department, testified in support of the resolution.

Steven Vasconcellos, representing the Judicial Department, testified in support of the resolution.

Nancy Jackson, representing Arapahoe County, testified in support of the resolution.

Discussion ensued regarding the number of judges that will serve in the new and existing judicial districts.

02:08:40 PM  
No amendments were
offered.


02:09:59 PM
Motion Refer HCR22-1005 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Luck
Bacon Yes
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1326 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

02:10:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:14:16 PM  
The committee returned
to order.  Representatives Garnett and Lynch, prime sponsors, presented,
for action only, HB 22-1326. The committee heard testimony on the bill
at its April 12 meeting.  Representative Garnett explained the effect
of amendment L.023 (Attachment A).  Representative Garnett responded
to questions regarding a 60 percent threshold for the amount of fentanyl
and associated compounds in a substance.  Discussion ensued regarding
the merits of the amendment.


02:27:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.023
Moved Lynch
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:29:26 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:31:50 PM  
The committe came
back to order.
02:32:40 PM  
Representative Garnett explained the effect of amendment L.049 (Attachment B). Representative Carver explained the effect of amendment L.022 (Attachment C), a substitute amendment for L.049. Discussion ensued regarding these two amendments.


02:50:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022
Moved Carver
Seconded Bockenfeld
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Duran No
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:13:36 PM  
Committee discussion
ensued.
03:14:00 PM  
Representative Bockenfeld
explained the effect of amendment L.065 (Attachment D), a substitute to
amendment L.049.  Discussion ensued regarding the merits of the amendment.


03:21:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.065
Moved Bockenfeld
Seconded Carver
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Duran No
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:30:33 PM  
Discussion returned to the merits of amendment L.049.


03:55:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.049
Moved Lynch
Seconded Tipper
Bacon No
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman No
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:55:20 PM  
Representative Weissman
explained the effect of amendment L.029 (Attachment E)  Discussion
ensued regarding the merits of the amendment.



04:06:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.029
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:07:23 PM  
Representative Weissman
explained the effect of amendment L.034 (Attachment F).  Discussion
ensued regarding the merits of the amendment.


04:16:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.034
Moved Weissman
Seconded Bacon
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts No
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:16:24 PM  
Representatives Garnett and Lynch provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1326. Various committee members provided their positions on and impressions of the bill.


05:06:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1326, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lynch
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1319 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:06:35 PM  
The committee recessed.
05:21:49 PM  
The committee returned
to order.  Representatives Jodeh and Gonzales-Gutierrez, prime sponsors,
presented House Bill 22-1319.  Representative Jodeh explained the
effect of the bill and discussed its need.  Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez
provided additional details on the bill.
05:30:58 PM  
Ashley Harrington, representing Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, testified in support of HB 22-1319.

Georgina Olazcon Mozo, representing the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Network, testified in support of the bill.

Discussion ensued regarding whether unaccompanied children are sometimes unable to prove abuse and neglect.

05:39:33 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 22-1319. Representatives Jodeh and Gonzales-Gutierrez provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Various committee members commented on the bill.


05:45:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1319 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Daugherty
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1353 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:45:55 PM  
Representative Bernett,
co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1353.  Representative Bernett
explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.
05:55:51 PM  
Anthony Neal-Graves, representing the Governor's Office of Information Technology, testified in support of HB 22-1353.

Kevin Klein, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill.

David Hayes, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and Public Safety Communications Subcommittee, testified in support of the bill.

Justin Kirkland, representing Consolidated Communications Network of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Klein responded to questions regarding legislation adopted in a previous year concerning the emergency telecommunications network. Discussion ensued regarding the history of oversight of the digital trunked radio system, and the implications of centralizing the public safety communications system under the Department of Public Safety. Representative Benavidez suggested some amendments to the bill.



06:34:56 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment G)
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:35:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment H)
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:40:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment I)
Moved Tipper
Seconded Weissman
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:40:15 PM  
Committee discussion
ensued.
06:40:31 PM  
The sponsors gave
some closing remarks.


06:42:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1353, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Weissman
Bacon Yes
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-001 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


06:42:18 PM  
Representatives Ricks
and Tipper, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-001.  Representative
Ricks explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.  Representative
Tipper provided additional input on the merits of the legislation.
06:48:58 PM  
Joe Thome, representing the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of SB 22-001.

Chris Heberer, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police and the Fountain Police Department, testified in support of the bill.

Ignacio Correa-Ortiz, representing the American Institute of Architects-Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:59:28 PM  
Representative Bacon
explained the effect of amendment L.010.


07:01:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bacon
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:01:44 PM  
Representative Benavidez discussed some potential amendments to SB 22-001. Representatives Ricks and Tipper provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Representatives Carver and Bacon provided her position on the bill.


07:12:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-001, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bacon
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck No
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-049 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

07:12:48 PM  
Reps. Tipper and
Carver, sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-049, the Victim Rights Act.
07:16:43 PM  
Kelly Kissel, representing the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of SB 22-049.

Tim Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

James Karbach, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified on the bill from an "amend" position.

07:24:40 PM  
Rep. Carver discussed
amendment L.014 (Attachment J).


07:25:46 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Carver
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:26:05 PM  
Representative Tipper
explained the effect of amendment L.013 (Attachment K).


07:27:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Tipper
Seconded Carver
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Duran
Luck
Lynch
Roberts
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:27:32 PM  
Representatives Carver and Tipper provided closing remarks in support of SB 22-049. Various committee members discussed the legislation.


07:30:22 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-049, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Carver
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Duran Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:30:58 PM   The committee adjourned.






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