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h_jud_2016a_2016-03-10t13:40:21z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/10/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1264



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion p

Refer House Bill 16-1264, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







03:54 PM -- HB16-1264



Representative Melton, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1264, concerning prohibiting the use of a chokehold by a peace officer. Representative Melton explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Melton also explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment C) and amendment L.002 (Attachment D). Representative Melton responded to questions regarding the difference between "use" and "apply" in reference to a chokehold. Discussion ensued regarding amendment L.002. The following persons testified regarding HB 16-1264:



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04:02 PM --
Ms. Valerie Schlecht, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Schlecht discussed the frequent use of chokehold on those with disabilities, and a recent event involving the use of a chokehold by law enforcement in Denver.



04:04 PM --
Ms. Jean Fredlund, representing the League of Women Voters, testified in support of the bill.





04:08 PM



Representative Melton explained the effect of amendment L.002. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for conceptually amending amendment L.001.

BILL: HB16-1264
TIME: 04:08:57 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Carver
Court
Dore
Foote
Lawrence
Lundeen
Melton
Salazar
Willett
Lee
Kagan
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





04:13 PM



Representative Melton provided closing remarks in support of HB 16-1264.

BILL: HB16-1264
TIME: 04:14:15 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1264, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Carver
Yes
Court
Yes
Dore
Yes
Foote
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Salazar
Excused
Willett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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