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Date: 04/19/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1309



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1309, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







03:50 PM -- HB16-1309



Senator Marble, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1309. The reengrossed bill requires municipal courts to appoint legal counsel to any defendant in custody and charged with an offense that carries a potential sentence of incarceration. Counsel must be present for the defendant's initial appearance unless he or she makes a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his or her right to counsel. If the defendant remains in custody, he or she has a right to counsel until released.



03:52 PM --
Judge Anne Stavig, representing the Colorado Municipal Judges Association and the City of Lakewood, testified in opposition to the bill. Judge Stavig addressed questions from the committee.



04:21 PM --
Ms. Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in opposition to the bill and in support of an amendment added to the bill by the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.



04:25 PM --
Mr. Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northern Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill and in support of an amendment added to the bill by the Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee. Mr. Orf addressed questions and comments from the committee.



04:29 PM --
Ms. Elizabeth Gillespie, representing the Aurora Public Defenders Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gillespie addressed questions form the committee.



04:41 PM -- Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thompson answered committee questions.



04:51 PM --
Ms. Rebecca Wallace and Ms. Denise Maes, both representing the ACLU, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Wallace and Ms. Maes addressed questions from the committee.





05:13 PM



Senator Marble made some closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 05:21:20 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.



16SenateFin0419AttachD.pdf16SenateFin0419AttachD.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
Yes
YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 05:25:52 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1309, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Holbert
Yes
Johnston
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Hill
No
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







05:26 PM



The committee adjourned.




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