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S_JUD_2021A 03/31/2021 11:20:35 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 03/31/2021
Attendance
Cooke X
Gardner X
Rodriguez *
Gonzales X
Lee X
Time 11:20:35 AM to 11:59:35 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Lee
This Report was prepared by Juliann Jenson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-030 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB21-192 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
HB21-1031 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB21-030 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:20:50 AM  

Senator Holbert, sponsor, explained Senate Bill 21-030, concerning criminal theft of rental property.  He discussed failure to return rental equipment and reasons why it should be restored as a separate offense. 

 

 

11:28:29 AM  

Mr Matthew Gershaw, representing American Rental Association (ARA), testified in support of the bill. He discussed rental stores and loss of revenue from unreturned equipment.

 

Mr Jeff Jackson, representing ARA of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and distributed a hand-out about economic impacts of the  equipment rental industry (Attachment A). 

11:35:27 AM  

Jackson Andrew Heesacker, representing ARA, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed the lack of recourse for unreturned rental equipment. 

11:37:57 AM  

Ms Maureen Cain, representing Office of the State Public Defender, withdrew opposition testimony based on the amendment.

 

11:39:30 AM  

Senator Lee distributed and explained Amendment L. 001 about rental property theft and restitution (Attachment B).

 



11:40:49 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:41:03 AM  

Senator Holbert made closing remarks. 



11:43:44 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-030, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-192 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:44:12 AM  

Senator Gonzales, sponsor, explained Senate Bill 21-192, concerning permitting youthful offenders to be housed in the same facility as inmates who mentor youthful offenders.  She answered questions from the committee about eligibility. 

11:46:34 AM  

Senator Gonzales made closing remarks. 



11:48:34 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-192 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1031 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


11:48:59 AM  

Senators Gardner and Lee, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 21-1031, concerning continuing jurisdiction to modify family law orders during the pendency of an appeal.  They discussed a Colorado Supreme Court ruling on family law matters, jurisdiction, and legislative clarification. 

11:54:32 AM  

Mr. Dave Johnson, representing Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the Suppreme Court ruling and legislative clarification. 

11:58:14 AM  

Senators Lee and Gardner made closing remarks. 



11:59:27 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1031 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:59:35 AM   The committee adjourned.






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