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28E1A11FE0E3F310872583CB00717616 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 28, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

SB19-064 - Referred to House Appropriations

02:39:22 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:57:38 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representative Weissman, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-064, concerning retention of criminal justice programs funding.  Representative Weissman explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Committee members received a summary sheet supporting the bill (Attachment C).  Representative Weissman responded to questions regarding the need for a safety clause in the bill.

03:02:53 PM  

The following persons testified regarding SB 19-064:

Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Tim Lopez, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Lopez discussed the need for the programming facilitated by the bill.

Mr. Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs, and Ms. Alicia Haywood, representing the Department of Public Health and Environment, responded to questions regarding the need for a safety clause on the bill. Discussion ensued on this point.

03:09:41 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 19-064. Representative Weissman provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the bill's merits.

03:13:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-064 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Excused
Bockenfeld No
Carver Yes
Galindo Excused
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Excused
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 1   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details