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S_JUD_2017A 02/08/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Date: 02/08/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 02:19 PM
Baumgardner
X
Fields
X
Place: SCR 352
Kagan
X
Cooke
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Gardner
X
Senator Gardner
This Report was prepared by
Conrad Imel
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Sunset Review - Management of Domestic Violence Offenders

Sunset Review - Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Sunset Review - Cash-Bonding and Professional Cash-Bail Agents

SB17-097

SB17-154
Introduce draft bill

Introduce draft bill

Introduce draft bill

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:32 PM -- Sunset Review - Management of Domestic Violence Offenders



Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order. Senator Gardner explained the procedure for approving the introduction of sunset review bills.

BILL: Sunset Review - Management of Domestic Violence Offenders
TIME: 01:35:02 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0318, Sunset Domestic Violence Management Board. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



Senator Gardner assigned Senator Cooke and Senator Fields as prime sponsors of the bill.













01:36 PM -- Sunset Review - Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

BILL: Sunset Review - Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
TIME: 01:37:15 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0298, Sunset Continue Fair Debt Collections Act. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



Senator Gardner assigned himself as sponsor of the bill.





01:37 PM -- Sunset Review - Cash-Bonding and Professional Cash-Bail Agents

BILL: Sunset Review - Cash-Bonding and Professional Cash-Bail Agents
TIME: 01:38:27 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Introduce draft bill OLLS No. 17-0300, Sunset Process Bail Bonding Agents Division of Insurance. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



Senator Gardner explained that Senator Coram had agreed to sponsor the bill.












BILL: Sunset Review - Cash-Bonding and Professional Cash-Bail Agents
TIME: 01:39:56 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Assign sponsorship of Sunset Process Bail Bonding Agents Division of Insurance bill to Senator Coram. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



Senator Gardner discussed the introduction of sunset bills, generally.





01:43 PM -- SB17-097



The committee recessed.





01:49 PM



The committee returned to order. Senator Martinez Humenik, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-097, concerning the presumption that a conveyance of an interest in land also conveys an interest in adjoining property consisting of a vacated right-of-way. Senator Martinez Humenik explained the bill and discussed its need. She responded to questions about the bill.



01:54 PM --
Mr. Charles Calvin, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Calvin explained what constitutes a vacated right-of-way, and the effect on documents that transfer of possession of property of claiming such right-of-ways. He discussed a forthcoming amendment. Mr. Calvin responded to questions concerning current practice of claiming vacated rights-of-way, and the effect of enacting the bill. Senator Martinez Humenik distributed amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



17SenateJud0208AttachA.pdf17SenateJud0208AttachA.pdf

























02:04 PM --
Mr. Paul Bacus, representing Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bacus explained a situation concerning a client who had property subject to an objection because there was no record of a transaction concerning a vacated alleyway. Mr. Bacus responded to questions concerning his client's situation.





02:10 PM



Senator Martinez Humenik provided closing remarks on the bill. The committee discussed amendment L.001.

BILL: SB17-097
TIME: 02:12:31 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
No
Fields
No
Kagan
No
Cooke
No
Gardner
No
YES: 0 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL: SB17-097
TIME: 02:12:50 PM
MOVED: Baumgardner
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-097, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole, with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS















02:13 PM -- SB17-154



Senator Gardner, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-154, concerning the Uniform Unsworn Declarations Act. Senator Gardner explained unsworn declarations, generally, and current Colorado law concerning such declarations made outside of the United States. He explained the bill. No witnesses testified on the bill.

BILL: SB17-154
TIME: 02:18:34 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-154 to the Committee of the Whole, with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Baumgardner
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:19 PM



The committee adjourned.