Location: RM 271
Briefing by the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to Joint Rule 25
COMMITTEE ON JOINT JUDICIARY
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10:36 AM -- Briefing by the Joint Budget Committee pursuant to Joint Rule 25
Senator Gardner, chair, called the committee to order. The Joint Budget Committee (JBC) briefed the Joint Judiciary Committee on the FY 2017-18 budget outlook for the committees over which Judiciary has oversight. Committee members received the JBC FY 2017-18 Staff Budget Briefing Summary (available at: http://leg.colorado.gov/publications/fy-2017-18-staff-budget-briefing-summary) Senator Moreno introduced himself and provided an outline of the presentation, and Senator Lambert, JBC chair, introduced the JBC Staff. Senator Moreno began the presentation with an overview of the Department of Corrections (DOC) FY 17-18 budget, including an overview of JBC Staff-generated budget recommendations. Senator Lambert responded to questions from the committee concerning the DOC budget.
Senator Lambert, Senator Moreno, and Representative Young continued to respond to questions concerning the DOC budget, specifically concerning medication, sex offender treatment, and private prisons.
JBC members continued to respond to committee questions concerning private prisons, medical services programs, and sex offender treatment.
Representative Benavidez commented. JBC members continued to responded to committee questions on sex offender treatment oversight.
Senator Moreno continued the presentation with the Judicial Department's FY 17-18 budget outlook. Senator Lambert commented on the Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman's move to the Judicial Department, and on two statewide programs: Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel and the statewide discovery program.
Senator Moreno presented the Department of Law's FY 17-18 budget outlook, including staff recommendations and a brief overview of a proposed changing to the department's billing rules. Senator Lambert and Representative Hamner responded to a question concerning judicial decisions that affect budget decisions.
JBC members continued to respond to committee questions. Representative Wist commented.
Senator Moreno presented the Department of Public Safety's FY 17-18 budget outlook. In response to the committee, Senator Mareno clarified a point concerning the public safety budget.