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38F0991BE92F2B6B87258ADD0073F46A Hearing Summary


Date Mar 11, 2024      
Location Old Supreme Court

HB24-1291 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:06:34 PM  

Senators Roberts and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1291, concerning a licensed legal paraprofessinal's authority to represent individuals in certain domestic relations matters.  The bill sponsors discussed legal assistant licensure and regulating the profession. 



03:14:55 PM  

Jefferey Riester, representing Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.

Elisa Overall, representing Colorado Access to Justice Commission, testified in support of the bill.

Kip Kolkmeier, representing The Mediation Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Angela Arkin, representing Licensed Legal Paraprofessionals Committee, testified in support of the bill.

Committee members asked questions about guarding against potential abuse, ethics, and oversight related to the profession. 


03:36:50 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks. 

03:40:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1291 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gardner
Gardner Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Roberts Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details