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H_JUD_2020A 03/12/2020 01:37:38 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 03/12/2020
Attendance
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Carver X
Gonzales-Gutierrez X
McKean X
Roberts X
Tipper X
Herod X
Weissman X
Time 01:37:38 PM to 06:50:31 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Weissman
This Report was prepared by Meghan MacKillop
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1292 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1188 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1271 Postponed Indefinitely
HB20-1359 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1292 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:37:46 PM  

Representative Tipper, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1292, concerning the Uniform Parentage Act. Representative Tipper explained the bill, and moved to postpone the bill indefinitely.



01:41:21 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1292 indefinitely.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Bockenfeld
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1188 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:41:27 PM  

Representative Williams, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1188, concerning persons who have illegally reentered the United States.  Under current law, state and local law enforcement officers are prohibited from arresting or detaining an individual on the basis of a civil immigration detainer request.  The bill creates an  exception in cases where the individual was previously ordered deported or removed from the United States, convicted of improper entry or reentry to the United States, or convicted of a felony in the state.

01:43:47 PM  
Chris Lazarus, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:47:49 PM  

The following people testified in opposition to the bill: Karla Gonzales Garcia, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity (COLOR). Christine Zaldivor, representing Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. Iman Jodeh, representing the Interfaith Alliance Women's Lobby. Ashly Villa-Orteja, representing COLOR. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

Meghan Dollar representing the Colorado Municipal League. Gianella Millam, representing herself. Isabela Rasoles, representing COLOR. Mathew Mengesha, representing the Spring Institute. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

Raquel Lane-Arellano, representing Colorado Immigrant Rights Organization. Ana Rodriguez, representing Colorado People's Alliance (COPA). Vivian Reeves, representing COPA. Feven Behanu, representing COPA. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

Leslie Rivera, representing COPA. Nicole Schuneman, representing COPA. Xitlaly Gomez, representing COPA. Brian Castanon, representing COPA. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

Alejandro Aruta, representing himself.

03:17:42 PM  

Representative Williams made concluding remarks about the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



03:17:44 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1188 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Carver
Seconded McKean
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
McKean Yes
Roberts No
Tipper No
Herod No
Weissman No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:18:08 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1188 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Herod
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1271 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:24:49 PM  

Rep Saine, sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1271, concerning measures for persons who pose an extreme risk and the repeal of the extreme risk protection order law. Representative Saine distributed testimony in support of the bill from Safehaven Counseling (Attachment A), a letter in support from Treatment Advocacy Center (Attachment B), and a list of individuals that support the bill (Attachment C).  The bill repeals the laws related to extreme risk protection orders (ERPO) and changes the criteria for when a person can be held in a 72-hour behavioral health hold.

03:29:13 PM  
The following people testified in support of the bill:

Steve Reams, representing the Weld County Sheriff's office.

Dudley Brown, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.

Shannon Byerly, representing Castor County Sheriff's Office.

Rupert Parchment, representing himself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

03:54:09 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Laura Felix, representing herself; Charlene Von Schlesien, representing herself and Robert Intlekofer; and Robert Edmiston, representing Firearms Coalition of Colorado.

04:03:32 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill:



Matthew Rivera, representing himself;



Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for Our Rights;



Antonia Okafor, Gun Owners of America; and

Nina Prevot, representing herself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

 

04:17:12 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Michael Stapleton, representing the Libertarian Party of Colorado; Victoria Reynolds, representing the Libertarian Party of Colorado; Josh Walen, representing himself; and Jafar Partonmah, representing himself.

04:24:50 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill: Gabriel D'Silva, representing himself; Suprina Williams, representing herself; Jonathan D'Silva, representing himself; and Duane Thompson, representing himself.  Mr. Thompson distributed a copy of his testimony (Attachment D).

04:34:37 PM  

The following people testified in support of the bill:



John Castillo, representing himself;



Greg Brophy, representing the National Rifle Association; and



Michael Sabbeth, representing himself.

The panel responded to questions from the committee.

04:48:51 PM  

Ross Klopf, representing the Libertarian Party of Jefferson County testified in support of the bill.

04:57:15 PM  

The following people testified in opposition to the bill: Diane Wall, representing Zero Tollerance of Domestic Abuse; David Jvenson, representing Colorado Ceasefire. Mr. Jvenson distributed information regarding extreme risk protection orders to the committee (Attachment E); Judy Amabil, representing Mental Health Colorado; and Julie Myers, representing Colorado Faith Communities Against Gun Violence. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

05:16:11 PM  

The following people testified in opposition to the bill: Vincent Agodene, representing Mental Health Colorado; Valerie Schlect, representing the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition; Judy Amabile, representing Mental Health Colorado; and Sarah Grossman, representing Moms Demand Action. The panel responded to questions from the committee. Written testimony in opposition tot he bill was also submitted (Attachment F).

05:37:32 PM  
Eileen McCarran, representing Colorado Ceasefire, testified in opposition of the bill.
05:40:31 PM  
Representative Saine made concluding comments on the bill, and committee discussion ensued.


05:58:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1271 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Carver
Seconded McKean
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez No
McKean Yes
Roberts No
Tipper No
Herod No
Weissman No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:58:49 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1271 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Herod
Seconded Gonzales-Gutierrez
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1359 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:59:30 PM  

Representative Weissman provided an explanation of the procedures allowing for House Bill 20-1369 to be heard in committee, even though it was not on the committee agenda.

06:03:20 PM  
Majority Leader Garnett and Minority Leader Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1359, concerning ballot access modifications due to public health concerns.
06:13:28 PM  

Committee discussion ensued and the bill sponsors responded to committee questions..

06:18:23 PM  
Michael Stapleton, representing the Colorado Libertarian Party, spoke to the bill.

Martha Tierny, representing the Colorado Democratic Party, spoke to the bill.

Chris Murray, representing the Colorado Republican Party, spoke to the bill.

Mr. Murray and Ms. Tierney responded to questions from the committee regarding the bill.

06:31:32 PM  
Representative Garnett came back to the table to address questions regarding assembly requirements for minor state parties.
06:37:33 PM  

Representative Roberts distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment F). Mr. Murray and Ms. Tierney responded to questions regarding standing rules for the nomination of candidates from the floor of an assembly. Rules could be amended by each party to address that issue.



06:45:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Roberts
Seconded Herod
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
McKean
Roberts
Tipper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:46:06 PM  

Rep Tipper moved a conceptual amendment. The conceptual amendment would amend the bill as follows: "Page 6, line 12, strike held and substitute completed". Committee discussion ensued regarding the amendment.



06:48:00 PM
Motion Page 6 line 12, strike held and substitute completed
Moved Tipper
Seconded Herod
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Gonzales-Gutierrez
McKean
Roberts
Tipper
Herod
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:48:01 PM  
The bill sponsors made concluding comments on the bill.


06:50:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1359, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved McKean
Seconded Herod
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:50:31 PM   The committee adjourned.






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