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2C7444E3BAD752FE872586C500771CC2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1215

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 28, 2021      
Location Old State Library



HB21-1215 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:41:22 PM  

Representatives Ortiz and Holtorf, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1215, concerning the expansion of the Justice Reinvestment Crime Prevention Initiative, and, in connection therewith, creating a small business grant program for justice-system-involved persons  The sponsors screened a short video. Representative Holtorf explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Ortiz provided additional input regarding the merits of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the areas selected to stage offender reentry services under the bill, and the objectives for expanding the Justice Reinvestment Crime Prevention Initiative. Discussion followed regarding why the sponsors changed the eligibility criteria for participating in the initiative under amendment L.001 (Attachment B), as compared to the introduced bill.

04:11:24 PM  

Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of HB 21-1215. Danny Ballestreros, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Cory Arcarese, representing the Colorado Enterprise Fund, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Donner responded to questions raised during earlier discussion. Discussion ensued regarding the routing of funding under the bill. Committee members received a fact sheet supporting the bill (Attachment C). Discussion followed regarding the division of funding under the bill, and the areas covered by the expansion of the Justice Reinvestment Crime Prevention Initiative. Discussion returned to the funding scheme under the bill. Discussion turned to the success of previous deployments of the initiative.

04:54:50 PM  
Phillip Rico, representing the City of Trinidad, testified in support of HB 21-1215.

Theresa Rinne-Meyers, representing the Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute, testified in support of the bill.

Juaquin Mobley, representing CommunityWorks, testified in support of the bill.

05:04:59 PM  
Bruce Eisenhauer, representing the Department of Local Affairs, made himself available for questions. Mr. Eisenhauer responded to questions regarding sunset review for the Justice Crime Prevention Initiative, and administration of the program. Mr. Eisenhauer responded to questions regarding the success rate of the program.


05:14:59 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Bradfield
Carver
Daugherty
Gonzales-Gutierrez
Luck
Roberts
Sirota
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:15:01 PM  
The sponsors of HB 21-1215 provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.


05:27:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1215, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld No
Bradfield Yes
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Luck No
Roberts Yes
Sirota Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS