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h_lg_2017a_2017-03-01t13:33:41z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/01/2017

Location: HCR 0107

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-066



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-066 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:33 PM -- SB17-066



Representatives Saine and Lebsock, co-sponsors, explained the bill. There is a sunrise review process for groups seeking peace officer status. The bill clarifies that municipalities do not need to go through that process to employ a police force. Representatives Saine and Lebsock answered questions from the committee. Discussion ensued regarding the duties and responsibilities of a town marshall.



01:39 PM --
Corey Hoffmann, representing the town of Hudson, spoke in favor of the bill. Mr. Hoffmann explained that current law is ambiguous regarding the employing of a police force, and this bill clarifies the hiring process. Mr. Hoffmann also explained the differences, as defined by state law, between a marshall, sheriff, and police chief.



01:44 PM --
Meghan Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League (CML), spoke in support of the measure. Ms. Dollar explained that CML supports local control and decision-making and believes this bill clarifies police force hiring practices.





01:45 PM




Representatives Saine and Lebsock made closing remarks and answered additional questions from the committee.

BILL: SB17-066
TIME: 01:46:52 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-066 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: McKean
VOTE
Coleman
Yes
Exum
Yes
Gray
Yes
Liston
Yes
McKean
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Valdez
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS




















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