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EA705530DF4FB05E87258252000B3009 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1109

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 15, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



HB18-1109 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


08:02:16 PM  

Representative Weissman, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1109, concerning discretionary parole of special needs offenders. Representative Weissman explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Committee members received a memorandum on special needs parole, produced by the Department of Corrections (Attachment M); a fact sheet supporting the bill (Attachment N); and amendment L.004 (Attachment O). Representative Weissman responded to questions regarding the position of victims rights organizations on the bill, and special needs parole legislation in other states. Discussion ensued regarding the types of offenses that are eligible for special needs parole.

08:11:07 PM  
Ms. Christina Rosendahl, representing the Department of Corrections, and Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Rosendahl discussed the types of offenders that may be impacted by the bill, and the benefits of the legislation. Ms. Cain provided input on the population affected by HB 18-1109. Ms. Rosendahl responded to questions regarding the number of inmates that would qualify for parole under the bill.
08:15:39 PM  
Representative Weissman explained the effect of amendment L.004. Representative Weissman responded to questions regarding who has standing to raise competency in conjunction with a compassionate release.


08:19:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Weissman
Seconded Melton
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett Excused
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:19:37 PM  
Representative Weissman provided closing remarks in support of HB 18-1109.


08:21:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1109, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Salazar
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Foote Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Excused
Wist Yes
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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