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2ED47D78298031DD872586DA0081FE63 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1214

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date May 19, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB21-1214 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:39:56 PM  
Sens. Coleman and
Lee introduced House Bill 21-1214.  The bill makes several updates
to the sealing of criminal records; creates an automatic process to seal
eligible drug convictions; and retroactively allows adults and juveniles
to petition for relief from collateral consequences.  The sponsors
distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment E).  
05:55:07 PM  
Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Megan Ives, representing Justice Reskill, testified in support of the bill.
06:08:10 PM  
Ms. Sue Torfin, representing St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Javier Mabrey, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:15:22 PM  
Ms. Rosalie Flores, representing Expunge Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Jamie Ray, representing the Second Chance Center, testified in support of the bill.
06:20:14 PM  
Mr. Robert Orozco,
representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Tim Regan-Porter,
representing the Colorado Press Association, testified in opposition to
the bill.  Ms. Susan Greene, representing the Colorado Press Association
and the Colorado News Collaborative, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Dean Beers, representing himself, testified in opposition to
the bill.  The witnesses answered several committee questions.
06:47:35 PM  
Mr. John Seward, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
06:47:36 PM  
Written testimony received may be found in Attachment F.


07:10:29 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1214 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Hisey Yes
Lee Yes
Lundeen Yes
Scott Yes
Winter Yes
Bridges Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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