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8EEC406AD46D1513872582780075098C Hearing Summary


Date Apr 23, 2018      
Location SCR 352

HB18-1344 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

03:18:22 PM  

The committee recessed. 



03:39:21 PM  

The committee was called back to order. 

Senators Coram and Moreno explained HB18-1344, concerning relief from collateral consequences.  Senator Moreno discussed how the bill allows for the relief of collateral consequences not just at the time of sentencing but before and after as well. 

Mark Evans, representing the Colorado State Public Defender's Office, spoke in support of the bill.   He reported that the bill is a product of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice and the State Public Defender's Office.  He provided background on the bill and explained the expanded time frame change.  He reported that employment and housing are the major areas affected by collaterol consequences. 

03:42:55 PM  

Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in favor of the bill. He discussed the difficulties in obtaining relief under the current structure and recommends that these provisions expand to juveniles at some point. 

03:46:51 PM  

Senators Moreno and Coram made closing remarks.

03:47:43 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1344 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
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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