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s_sa_2016a_2016-04-13t13:30:53z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/13/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1309



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1309, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







04:07 PM -- HB16-1309



Senator Marble presented House Bill 16-1309 to the committee. The bill requires municipal courts to appoint legal counsel to any defendant in custody and charged with an offense that carries a potential sentence of incarceration. Counsel must be present for the defendant's initial appearance unless he or she makes a knowing, intelligent, and voluntary waiver of his or her right to counsel. If the defendant remains in custody, he or she has a right to counsel until released. Once released, the defendant may apply for and the court must appoint an attorney if the defendant is deemed indigent and faces a potential sentence of incarceration. The bill requires municipal courts to inform each defendant of his or her rights related to self-incrimination, counsel, trial by jury, pleas, bail, and the charges against him or her.



04:08 PM --
Robert Frick, representing the Colorado Municipal Judges Association, testified against the bill.



04:13 PM --
Tamara Wolfe, representing the Colorado Association for Municipal Court Administrators, testified against the bill.



04:20 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified against the bill.



04:23 PM --
Richard Orf, representing the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified against the bill.



04:24 PM --
Carrie Thompson, representing Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill.



04:28 PM --
Alice Norman, representing the Denver Municipal Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.



04:32 PM --
Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 04:38:44 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H). The motion passed without objection.



16SenateState0413AttachH.pdf16SenateState0413AttachH.pdf
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Jones
Ulibarri
Sonnenberg
Scott
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection




BILL: HB16-1309
TIME: 04:40:43 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1309, as amended, to the Committee on Finance The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Hill
Yes
Jones
Yes
Ulibarri
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:42 PM



The committee adjourned.




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