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S_JUD_2019A 04/29/2019 06:42:22 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 04/29/2019
Attendance
Cooke *
Gardner X
Rodriguez X
Gonzales X
Lee X
Time 06:42:22 PM to 08:52:31 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Lee
This Report was prepared by Jimmy Reed
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1326 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB19-1287 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1073 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1310 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1297 Referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB19-1326 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


06:44:42 PM  

Senators Rankin and Zenzinger, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1326 to the committee.  The bill changes the reimbursement rate maximum for the Colorado Dental Health Care Program for Low-Income Seniors and creates a reporting requirement for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

06:46:18 PM  

Senators Rankin and Zenzinger responded to committee questions.

06:48:33 PM  

Jennifer Miles, representing Oral Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

06:49:16 PM  

Dave DeNovellis, representing the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, testified in support of the bill.

06:50:24 PM  

Jennifer Goodrum, representing the Colorado Dental Association, testified in support of the bill.

06:51:31 PM  

Senators Rankin and Zenzinger made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



06:53:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1326 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



06:55:56 PM

Senator Gonzales put the committee in recess.  The committee came back to order.



HB19-1287 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:56:39 PM  

Senator Pettersen, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1287 to the committee.  The bill enacts several initiatives to improve access to behavioral health care and substance use disorder treatment services, including the development of a web-based behavioral health capacity tracking system, establishment of a care navigation program, and creation of a capacity building grant program.

07:01:44 PM  

Senator Pettersen responded to committee questions.

07:02:51 PM  

Lauren Snyder, representing Mental Health Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

07:07:02 PM  

Frank Cornelia, representing Colorado Behavioral Health Council, testified in support of the bill.

07:08:17 PM  

Mr. Cornelia and Ms. Snyder responded to committee questions.

07:13:07 PM  

Senator Pettersen made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.

07:16:31 PM  

Senator Gonzales recessed the committee.

07:16:32 PM  

The committee came back to order.



07:18:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1287 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1073 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:19:35 PM  

Senator Fields, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1073 to the committee.  The bill creates the Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Criminal Justice Information Sharing Grant Program.

07:21:11 PM  

Katie Arehart, representing the Brighton Police Department, testified in support of the bill.

07:25:26 PM  

Deputy Paul O'Keefe, representing the Aurora Police Department, testified in support of the bill.

07:27:05 PM  

David Shipley, Executive Director of the Information Sharing Grant Program, came to the table for questions only.

07:29:41 PM  

Representative Joe Miklosi, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:30:34 PM  

Mr. Shipley responded to committee questions.

07:38:19 PM  

Senator Fields made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.

07:47:45 PM  

Committee discussion ensued.

07:48:01 PM  

Deputy O'Keefe returned to the table to respond to committee questions.



08:00:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1073 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



08:00:04 PM

Senator Gonzales recessed the committee.



HB19-1310 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


08:27:46 PM  

The committee came back to order.

08:28:00 PM  

Senator Lee, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1310 to the committee.  The bill lowers the interest rate on orders of restitution to three percent per annum and specifies that interest will not accrue in specified circumstances.  Senator Lee distributed and discussed amendment L.012 (Attachment A).

08:30:07 PM  

Senator Lee responded to committee questions.

08:32:37 PM  

Matt Straueh, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

08:34:14 PM  

Mr. Straueh responded to committee questions.



08:39:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment A).
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:39:53 PM  

Senator Lee made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



08:42:03 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1310, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1297 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


08:42:50 PM  

Senator Lee presented House Bill 19-1297 to the committee.  The bill requires jails to collect and report data on persons confined in jail quarterly to the Department of Public Safety.

08:43:38 PM  

Senator Lee responded to committee questions.

08:44:47 PM  

Becca Curry, representing the ACLU, testified in support of the bill.

08:47:44 PM  

Senator Lee made concluding remarks.  Committee members commented on the bill.



08:52:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1297 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:52:31 PM   The committee adjourned.