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E9145B1187E640E98725826D007BEBB9 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 12, 2018      
Location HCR 0112

HB18-1344 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:33:36 PM  

Representatives Weissman and Sias, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1344, concerning relief from collateral consequences of criminal actions.  Representative Sias explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Committee members received the bill recommendation from the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) (Attachment E), a fact sheet supporting the bill produced by Representative Weissman (Attachment F), and a sample order for collateral relief form (Attachment G). Representative Sias responded to questions regarding the vote of CCJJ on the recommendation for the bill.

04:43:08 PM  
Mr. Mark Evans, representing the the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the intent of the legislation. Mr. Evans responded to questions regarding recommendations proposed by a CCJJ working group that were not integrated into HB 18-1344. Mr. Jack Regenbogen, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and All Families Deserve a Chance, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Regenbogen discussed the exacerbation by government of problems that offenders face, and judicial relief for these problems. He explained how the bill assists in this area.
04:50:26 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 18-1344. Representatives Weissman and Sias provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

04:53:54 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1344 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Salazar
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Yes
Wist Excused
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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