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267BF2A42CD9B410872583E7000C125C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-259

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 24, 2019      
Location SCR 352



SB19-259 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


08:11:54 PM  

Senators Hisey and Garcia, co-prime sponsors, explained SB 19-259, concerning measures to address prison population management issues, and, in connection therewith, authorizing the emergency use of the Centennial South campus of the Centennial Correctional Facility to house inmates.  The senators discussed the need for the bill and prison utilization rates.  They both emphasized that the prison is to be used as a relief valve on a temporary basis. 

08:15:49 PM  

Aaron Greco, representing the Department of Corrections, made himself available for questions.  The committee asked him about vacancy rates, decarceration efforts, and the interim committee to study the prison population.

Senator Garcia distributed and explained amendment L. 001 (Attachment E). 

Senators Garcia and Hisey made closing remarks, and committee members expressed their position on the bill. 



08:24:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:25:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-259, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
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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