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H_JUD_2022A 03/09/2022 01:34:44 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date 03/09/2022
Attendance
Bacon X
Benavidez X
Bockenfeld X
Carver X
Daugherty X
Jodeh X
Lynch *
Roberts X
Soper *
Tipper X
Weissman X
Time 01:34:44 PM to 06:39:02 PM
Place HCR 0107
This Meeting was called to order by Weissman
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB22-1131 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB22-1224 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-115 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-050 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-092 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB22-1131 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:39:30 PM  

Representatives Bacon and Gonzales-Gutierrez, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1131, concerning measures to reduce justice-involvement for young children, and, in connection therewith, focus on prevention and age-appropriate interventions. The committee heard testimony on the bill at its February 16 meeting.  Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment A).  The committee also considered amendment L.002 (Attachment B), L.003 (Attachment C), and L.011 (Attachment D).



01:39:33 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:40:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:41:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


01:43:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Roberts No
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:47:43 PM  

Representative Bacon explained the effect of amendment L.013 (Attachment E).

01:50:30 PM  

The committee discussed amendment L.012 (Attachment F), a substitute motion for amendment L.013.



02:07:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012
Moved Carver
Seconded Soper
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Jodeh No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:08:55 PM  

Representative Carver explained the effect of amendment L.007 (Attachment G). Discussion ensued regarding the merits of the amendment.



02:15:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Carver
Seconded Lynch
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Jodeh No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:20:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Roberts Yes
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
02:20:50 PM  

Representative Bacon explained the effect of amendments L.014 (Attachment H), and L.018 (Attachment I), which amended L.014.



02:20:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:21:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:32:41 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained the effect of amendment L.016 (Attachment J) and L.019 (Attachment K). Representative Carver explained the effect of amendments L.021 (Attachment L) and L.022 (Attachment M). Discussion ensued regarding the merits of the amendments.



02:49:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.021
Moved Carver
Seconded Soper
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Jodeh No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:55:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.022
Moved Carver
Seconded Lynch
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Jodeh No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:00:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.020
Moved Carver
Seconded Lynch
Bacon No
Benavidez No
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty No
Jodeh No
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper No
Weissman No
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:01:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:01:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Roberts No
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:02:00 PM  
Representatives Gonzales-Gutierrez and Bacon provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1131. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.


03:45:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1131, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bacon
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver No
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch No
Roberts No
Soper No
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1224 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:46:16 PM  

Representatives Soper and Tipper, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1224, concerning theft of public benefits. Representative Soper explained the effect of the bill, and how it would be changed by forthcoming amendments L.001 (Attachment N), L.003 (Attachment O), and L.004 (Attachment P). Representative Tipper provided additional input on the need for the legislation.

03:53:55 PM  
Ellen Giarratana, representing the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of HB 22-1224.

Taylor Ivy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.'

Mike Valentine, representing Arapahoe County, testified on the bill from an "amend" position. Mr. Valentine clarified the county's position on the bill.

Teri Chasten, representing the Department of Human Services, made herself available to answer questions on the bill.

04:06:27 PM  
Representative Tipper explained the effect of amendment L.004.


04:07:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Tipper
Seconded Soper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:07:36 PM  
Representative Soper explained the effect of amendment L.003.


04:09:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:09:32 PM  
Representative Tipper explained the effect of amendment L.001.


04:10:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Tipper
Seconded Soper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:10:09 PM  
Representatives Soper and Tipper provided closing remarks in support of HB 22-1224.


04:11:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1224, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Tipper
Seconded Soper
Bacon Excused
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-115 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:12:16 PM  

Representatives Tipper and Soper, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-115, concerning clarifying certain terms as the terms relate to a landowner's liability. Representative Tipper explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper provided additional input regarding the merits of the bill.

04:26:54 PM  
Tamra Ward, representing Coloradans Protecting Patient Access, testified in support of SB 22-115. Committee members received a fact sheet supporting the bill, created by Coloradans for Protecting Patient Access.

Thomas Neville, representing the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, testified in support of the bill.

Kevin Paul, representing Coloradans Protecting Patient Access, testified in support of the bill.

04:38:29 PM  

Representative Soper explained the effect of amendment L.001 (Attachment Q).



04:39:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:40:28 PM  

Representative Benavidez explained the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment R). Representative Tipper discussed the amendment.



04:42:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Tipper
Bacon
Benavidez
Bockenfeld
Carver
Daugherty
Jodeh
Lynch
Roberts
Soper
Tipper
Weissman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:42:11 PM  
Representatives Soper and Tipper, prime sponsors, provided closing remarks in support of SB 22-115.


04:46:23 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-115, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-050 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:47:13 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:57:48 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Exum and Soper, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-050, concerning opportunities for persons imprisoned by the Department of Corrections. Representative Exum explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper provided additional input on the merits of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding how money earned by offenders under the bill is held in accounts.

05:08:51 PM  
Dean Williams, representing the Department of Corrections, testified in support of SB 22-050.

Jessica Warren, representing the Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill.

Director Williams addressed questions raised during earlier discussion. Discussion ensued regarding how the Department of Corrections handles money earned by offenders in employment programs, and certain language in the bill that bears upon this. Director Williams responded to further questions regarding the deficit status of Colorado Correctional Industries' (CCI) balance sheet, and examples of CCI program failures in terms of revenue. Ms. Warren provided input on the latter issue. Discussion turned to successful CCI programs, and security associated with offenders who are working in the community.

05:57:13 PM  
Valerie Collins, representing Towards Justice, testified in opposition to SB 22-050. Discussion ensued regarding statute that requires offenders to engage in work programming. Director Williams returned to address this issue. Ms. Collins responded to questions regarding the potential unconstitutionality of existing law as it pertains to required offender work.
06:09:20 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 22-050. Representatives Soper and Exum provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.


06:28:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-050 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Bacon
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-092 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:28:27 PM  

Representative Soper, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-092, concerning changes to the "Colorado Probate Code."  Representative Soper explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper responded to questions regarding a fact pattern involving adoption.



06:38:50 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-092 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Roberts
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Carver Yes
Daugherty Yes
Jodeh Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:39:02 PM   The committee adjourned.