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073714C366C46DC1872587F900672CD5 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 2, 2022      
Location SCR 352

HB22-1071 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

11:46:59 AM  

Senator Rodriguez, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 22-1071, concerning available relief for plaintiffs who prevail in a class action under the "Colorado Consumer Protection Act".   He discussed class action lawsuits and the merits of the bill. 



11:56:24 AM  

Mr Andrew Unthank, representing Colorado Civil Justice League, testified in opposition to the bill.  He discussed the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and expressed concerns that the bill encourages filing of class action lawsuits. 

Committee members asked questions about class action lawsuits, the CCPA, attorneys fees, and class action lawsuit settlements.  Questions were also raised about the stakeholder process. 

12:15:57 PM  

David Seligman, Towards Justice, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the CCPA and application in Colorado.

Committee members asked questions about deterrence, marketplace forces, and statutory damages. 


12:33:34 PM  

The committee chair referenced submitted written testimony from the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce in opposition and the National Consumer Law center in support (Attachment G). 

12:35:22 PM  

Senator Rodriguez made closing remarks.

12:36:42 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1071 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Rodriguez
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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