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S_JUD_2017A 03/01/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Date: 03/01/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 02:12 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:
HB17-1056

HB17-1040

SB17-178
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





01:33 PM -- HB17-1056



Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order. Senator Kefalas and Senator Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1056, concerning the eligibility of a veterans' service organization to accept public service assignments offered in connection with misdemeanor sentencing. Senator Kefalas explained the bill to the committee, and submitted to the committee a letter from the Larimer County Alternative Sentencing Department (Attachment A).



17SenateJud0301AttachA.pdf17SenateJud0301AttachA.pdf



01:38 PM --
Mr. Steve Rylant, representing United Veterans Committee of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He distributed a letter to the committee (Attachment B). He explained the benefits of the bill.



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BILL: HB17-1056
TIME: 01:42:45 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1056 to the Committee of the Whole, with a recommendation that it be place 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





01:43 PM



The committee recessed.





01:47 PM -- HB17-1040



The committee returned to order. Senator Priola and Senator Jahn, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1040, concerning authorizing the interception of communication relating to a crime of human trafficking. Senator Priola explained the bill to the committee.



01:48 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. He explained the need for the bill.



01:50 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.






































BILL: HB17-1040
TIME: 01:52:05 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1040 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





01:53 PM



The committee recessed.





01:54 PM -- SB17-178



The committee returned to order. Senator Marble, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-178, concerning prohibiting a court from requiring a medical-marijuana patient to abstain from the use of marijuana as a condition of parole. Senator Marble explained the reasons for the bill. The committee discussed the bill and other legislation concerning marijuana use.



02:01 PM --
Mr. Jason Warf, representing the Southern Colorado Cannabis Council, testified in support of the bill. He stated that he viewed the bill as a cleanup bill to recent marijuana legalization. He responded to committee questions.



02:04 PM --
Mr. Shawn Coleman, representing the Terrapin Care Station, testified in support of the bill.



02:06 PM --
Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.



02:08 PM --
Mr. Art Way, representing the Drug Policy Alliance, testified in support of the bill. He stated his reasons for supporting the bill.



























02:11 PM



Senator Marble made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-178
TIME: 02:11:29 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-178 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
No
Gardner
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:12 PM



The committee adjourned.