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FEC551A6AFBB603E8725851400770A64 Hearing Summary


Date Feb 20, 2020      
Location HCR 0112

HB20-1274 - Postponed Indefinitely

02:40:21 PM  

Representative Soper, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1274. The bill increases the standard for parole eligibility for felony offenses from 50 percent of the person's sentence to 75, 80, or 85 percent, depending on the offense. He addressed the fiscal note (Attachment B) and indicated that he would ask the committee to postpone the bill indefinitely.

02:45:42 PM  

Dr. Sharon Anable, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:52:24 PM  

Robin Graham, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:58:14 PM  

Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:04:01 PM  

Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

03:07:47 PM  

Michael Allen, representing the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:10:54 PM  

Representative Soper made concluding remarks. Members of the committee made comments about the bill.

03:14:21 PM  

A written statement (Attachment C) and a fact sheet (Attachment D) were entered into the record.

03:22:51 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1274 indefinitely.
Moved Soper
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details