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1D5CC2BD4E205F6A872586A2005D48E6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-143

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 24, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-143 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


10:58:58 AM  

Senator Gardner explained Senate Bill 21-143, concerning the Uniform Collaborative Law Act.  He discussed collaborative law as a non-adversarial alternative to resolving disputes, particularly in family law matters. 

 

Senator Gardner distributed and explained Amendment L. 001 (Attachment C), which limits application to family law matters. 

 

 

11:06:27 AM  

Ms. Terri Harrington, representing Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, testified in support of the bill. She discussed collaborative law and cost savings.

 

Mr. Steven Lass, representing Colorado Bar Association, testified to amend the bill.  He stated that it should only apply to family law matters. 

11:16:28 AM  

Discussion followed about collaborative law and its application. 

 

Senator Gardner referred to the amendment and its scope to family law matters, and then made closing remarks. 



11:18:11 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


11:19:04 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-143, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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