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4FA716FC2577B96387258950008235D6 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 8, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court

SB23-072 - Referred to Senate Appropriations

04:42:19 PM  

Senator Rodriguez, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-072, concerning the continuation of the defense counsel on first appearance grant program, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2022 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies. 

Judge Corin Flannigan, representing Colorado Municipal Judges Association, testified in support of the bill.

Meghan MacKillop, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.

Mitchell Craddock, representing Department of Local Affairs/ Division of Local Government, was available to answer committee questions.

Committee members asked questions about grant program recipients and distribution of grant funds. 



04:57:53 PM  

Senator Gardner distributed and explained Amendment L. 001 about limiting grant funds to smaller communities (Attachment A). 

Committee discussion followed about the grant program's original intent.. 


05:06:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gardner
Gardner Yes
Roberts No
Van Winkle Yes
Rodriguez No
Gonzales No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

05:06:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-072 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Gardner No
Roberts Yes
Van Winkle No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   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