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921832579928F7BA8725897A006EF9B2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-157

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 22, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB23-157 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:12:12 PM  

Senators Baisley and Coleman, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-157, concerning the continuation of the offender reentry grant program, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies' 2022 sunset report. 

Senator Coleman discussed reentry servces and distributed Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  The amendment continues the program for five years, addresses data collection, and defines recidivism to measure program success. 

Committee members asked questions about the fiscal note. 

02:20:05 PM  

Steven Doane, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Khalil Halim, representing Second Chance center, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Nanisha Washington, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr Timothy Carlton, representing Hope House serving NE Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:09 PM  

Mr. Randy Atwood, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Timothy Carlton, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Cory Miskell, representing Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Richard Marquez, representing Latino Coalition for Community Leadership, testified in support of the bill and available for questions.

Committee members asked questions about Department of Corrections data collection. 

 

02:46:41 PM  

David Taussig, representing Colorado Council of Churches, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Adrienne Sanchez, representing Colorado Department of Corrections, was available to answer committee questions.

Committee members asked questions about data collection and recidivism definitions. 

 

 

02:54:49 PM  

The bill sponsors recapped Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). 



02:56:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Gardner
Roberts
Van Winkle
Rodriguez
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:56:17 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks.

Committee members made closing comments.



02:59:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-157, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Rodriguez
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Roberts Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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