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h_jud_2017a_2017-02-23t13:35:34z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1111



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


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

Refer House Bill 17-1111, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







07:44 PM -- HB17-1111



Representative Beckman, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1111, concerning allowing juvenile courts to enter civil protection orders in dependency and neglect cases. Representative Beckman explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. The following persons testified regarding House Bill 17-1111:



07:46 PM --
Ms. Lydia Waligorski, representing the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Waligorski read the testimony of Ms. Laurel Markus.



07:49 PM --
Ms. Dorothy Macias, representing the Colorado Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill. She noted that the Colorado Women's Bar Association is also in support of the bill. Ms. Macias explained how protection orders in dependency and neglect cases currently operate.



07:51 PM --
Ms. Julie Thomerson, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. and Adams County, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thomerson provided further information on the operation of protection orders in dependency and neglect cases, and explained how these orders would be issued under HB 17-1111. Ms. Thomerson responded to questions regarding the term of the protection orders issued under the bill.



07:58 PM --
Mr. Mike Valentine, representing Arapahoe County, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Valentine discussed the types of cases to which the bill applies, and the efficacy of protection orders for juvenile dependency and neglect cases under current law. Representative Beckman noted support for the bill from the County Sheriffs of Colorado.





08:02 PM



Ms. Thomerson returned to explain the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment G).



17HouseJud0223AttachG.pdf17HouseJud0223AttachG.pdf

BILL: HB17-1111
TIME: 08:04:43 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
Carver
Foote
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Weissman
Willett
Wist
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





08:05 PM

BILL: HB17-1111
TIME: 08:05:08 PM
MOVED: Salazar
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1111, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Herod
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Yes
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







08:06 PM



The committee adjourned.








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