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S_JUD_2017A 02/27/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Date: 02/27/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:31 PM to 02:01 PM
Coram
X
Fields
*
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:
HB17-1032

HB17-1050

SB17-177
Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar





01:31 PM -- HB17-1032



Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order. Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1032, concerning the evidentiary privilege for communications made during the provision of certain peer support services. He explained the bill.



01:33 PM --
Mr. Jack Digliani, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He discussed peer support teams for law enforcement in Fort Collins. Mr. Digliani provided information about similar programs in other states, and discussed the need for the bill in Colorado.



01:38 PM --
Mr. Mike Loberg, representing the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Loberg explained the need for the bill.



01:40 PM --
Black Hawk Fire Chief Don Taylor, representing the City of Black Hawk and the Colorado State Fire Chiefs Association, testified in support of the bill. He explained situations in which peer support is beneficial, and discussed the benefits of the bill. He responded to a question concerning how information is shared in a peer support program.



01:46 PM --
Longmont Police Sergeant Sean Harper, representing the Longmont Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police, testified in support of the bill.



























01:48 PM



Senator Cooke provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1032
TIME: 01:48:55 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1032 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
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:49 PM -- HB17-1050



Senator Kagan, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1050, concerning the annual in-service training required for a county sheriff. He explained the bill and discussed his reasons for bringing the bill.



01:53 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



















































01:53 PM



Senator Kagan provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1050
TIME: 01:54:32 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1050 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
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





01:55 PM -- SB17-177



Senator Cooke, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-177, concerning amending the definition of "special respondent" in the Children's Code to allow a person to be voluntarily joined in a dependency or neglect proceeding.



01:57 PM --
Mr. Bruce Barker, Weld County attorney, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the need for the bill.



01:59 PM --
Ms. Dorothy Macias, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill.






































BILL: SB17-177
TIME: 02:00:57 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-177 to the Committee of the Whole, with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Excused
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:01 PM



The committee adjourned.