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566D294BFAF3DCE78725821D00711BE2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-018

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Jan 22, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-018 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:35:29 PM  

Senator Kagan, bill sponsor, explained SB18-018, which directs the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ)  to contract for a study of the most effective criminal sentencing practices available.   Senator Kagan explained that the bill is a result of discussions from the Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study Committee. 

Senator Kagan proposed and discussed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  The amendment eliminates provisions requiring an advisory committee to review the study before it goes before the CCJJ. 

01:39:40 PM  

Senator Gardner noted that CCJJ is subject to reauthorization this year. Senator Kagan responded that if the CCJJ is not reauthorized, the bill will be void.

01:40:22 PM  

Joe Thome, representing the Division of Criminal Justice in the Department of Public Safety, testified in favor of the bill.  Mr. Thome discussed the importance of effectiveness studies and explained that the study, if funded, will be managed through the Division of Criminal Justice. 



01:43:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:44:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-018, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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