The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1205, concerning allowing reimbursement for expenses for members of the Restorative Justice Coordinating Council (RJCC). Representative Arndt explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Arndt responded to questions regarding the membership of the RJCC. The following persons testified regarding the bill:
Ms. Liz Porter-Merrill, representing the RJCC, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the work and membership of the council, and addressed questions raised during previous discussion.
Mr. Matt Riede, representing the RJCC, testified in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for amending the bill to limit reimbursements to nongovernment employee members of the RJCC. Ms. Porter-Merrill and Mr. Riede responded to questions regarding travel by the council members.