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4FCA6410E903C3B7872583EC007658E1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-259

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 30, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



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


03:32:53 PM  

Representatives Herod and Wilson, prime sponsors, presented SB 19-259, concerning measures to address prison population management issues, and, in connection therewith, authorizing emergency use of the Centennial South capus of the Centennial Correctional Facility to house inmates.  Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill. Representative Wilson discussed the need for the legislation. Discussion ensued regarding the features of the Centennial South campus, and the number of beds in the facility to be opened up by the bill. Representative Herod responded to questions regarding mandates in the bill, and how Centennial South might be used under the bill. Discussion ensued on this point.

03:52:38 PM  

Mr. Aaron Greco, Department of Corrections, made himself available to answer questions. Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified on the bill from a neutral position. She expressed support for a forthcoming amendment. Ms. Donner responded to questions about parole options. Mr. Greco responded to questions regarding how Centennial South might be used. Discussion ensued on this point.

04:03:22 PM  

The committee considered amendments L.002 (Attachment C) and L.003 (Attachment D).

04:06:20 PM  

Mr. Vance Roper, Joint Budget Committee Staff, provided input on amendments L.002 and L.003.



04:20:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Herod
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver No
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Excused
YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:22:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Roberts
Seconded McKean
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver No
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Excused
YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:23:53 PM
Motion Amend amendment L.003, page 1, line 16, strike "Article 17.5" and substitute "Article 27.5"
Moved Roberts
Seconded McKean
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Galindo
Gonzales-Gutierrez
McKean
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Herod
Weissman Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:23:57 PM  

Representatives Herod and Wilson provided closing remarks in support of SB 19-259. The committee discussed the merits of the legislation.



04:28:29 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-259, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Herod
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Excused
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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