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E4B5B0C4CF423D6C872587E500750274 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-049

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 10, 2022      
Location SCR 352



SB22-049 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:18:07 PM  

Senators Gardner and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented amendments to Senate Bill 049, concerning update the "Victim Rights Act."  This bill was brought before the committee as a "for action only" agenda item.   The bill was previously heard on February 9. 2022. 

The bill sponsors distributed and explained Amendment L. 001 about sequestration (Attachment A). 

 



02:26:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:26:18 PM  

Senator Gardner distributed and presented Amendment L. 002 regarding notification responsibilities (Attachment B).  

Committee members discussed community corrections and probation infrastructure to send out victim notifications. 

 



02:30:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez No
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:33:13 PM  

Senator Gonzales explained and distributed Amendment L. 003 concerning district attorney responsibilities (Attachment C). 



02:33:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C)
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:33:28 PM  

Committee took a break to print out and review amendments.

The committee returned to order. 

Senator Gonzales explained Amendment L. 006 about the sentencing hearing (Attachment D).  The bill sponsors urged a no vote on the amendment and discussed the importance of victim witness statements.  Senator Gonzales withdrew the amendment. 



02:55:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment D)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
02:59:48 PM  
Senator Gonzales distributed and presented
Amendment L. 008 regarding defendants access to technology (Attachment
E).  The Chair ruled it was outside the bill title.


02:59:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment E)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
02:59:58 PM  

Senator Gonzales distributed and presented Amendment L.012 about protections for privileged records (Attachment F). 



03:05:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment F)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:05:13 PM  

Committee members discussed subpoenas. 

Senator Lee distributed and presented Amendment L.010, which adds a right to restorative justice (Attachment G).  The bill sponsors expressed concerns about adding restorative justice to criminal proceedings.  Other concerns were raised about redundancy in statutes and lack of stakeholder input on this topic. 

 



03:36:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment G)
Moved Lee
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Rodriguez No
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:36:25 PM  

The bill sponsors made closing remarks. 



03:37:39 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-049, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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