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J_LS_2017A 01/19/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON LEGAL SERVICES

Date: 01/19/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 12:04 PM to 01:00 PM
Cooke
E
Foote
X
Place: HCR 0112
Gardner
X
Guzman
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Herod
X
Representative Foote
Holbert
X
Kagan
X
This Report was prepared by
Lee
X
Owen Colling
Willett
X
Wist
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Election of Chair and Vice-chair

Reappointment or appointment of two nonlegislative attorney members to the Statutory Revision Committee

Sponsorship of the Revisor's Bill

Executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II), C.R.S., for the purpose of conducting attorney-client discussions and receiving legal ad-vice on pending and imminent legal matters

Scheduled Meetings During the Session
Senator Cooke is Chair & Representative Foote is Vice-chair

Patrice Bernadette Collins and Brad Alan Ramming Appointed

No action

Legal Representation Retained for Representative Ransom

No action



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12:04 PM -- Election of Chair and Vice-chair

BILL: Election of Chair and Vice-chair
TIME: 12:05:03 PM
MOVED: Holbert
MOTION: Nominated Senator John Cooke to serve as chair of the Committee on Legal Services for the next year. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: Election of Chair and Vice-chair
TIME: 12:06:01 PM
MOVED: Willett
MOTION: Nominated Representative Mike Foote to serve as Vice-chair of the Committee on Legal Services for the next year. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Kagan
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:07 PM -- Reappointment or appointment of two nonlegislative attorney members SRC





12:07 PM --
Kate Meyer, Senior Attorney, Office of Legislative Legal Services, addressed agenda item 2 – Reappointment or appointment of two nonlegislative attorney members to the Statutory Revision Committee

BILL: Reappointment or appointment of two nonlegislative attorney members SRC
TIME: 12:10:39 PM
MOVED: Lee
MOTION: Moved to appoint Patrice Bernadette Collins and Brad Alan Ramming as the nonlegislative lawyer members to the Statutory Revision Committee. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Kagan
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:11 PM -- Sponsorship of the Revisor's Bill



12:12 PM --
Jennifer Gilroy, Revisor of Statutes, Office of Legislative Legal Services, addressed agenda item 2 – Sponsorship of the Revisor's Bill



12:16 PM -- Executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II), C.R.S., for the purpose of conducting attorney-client discussions and receiving legal ad-vice on pending and imminent legal matters



BILL: Executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II), C.R.S.
TIME: 12:17:34 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Moved that the Committee on Legal Services convene in executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II) for the purpose of conducting attorney-client discussions and receiving legal advice on pending and imminent legal matters. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Holbert
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



The tape system was turned off, and the Committee went into executive session.



12:55 PM



The Committee returned from executive session

BILL: Executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II), C.R.S.
TIME: 12:56:17 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Moved that the Committee extend legal representation to Representative Ransom in her complaint before the Independent Ethics Commission. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Kagan
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS


BILL: Executive session pursuant to section 24-6-402 (3)(a)(II), C.R.S.
TIME: 12:57:03 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Moved that the Committee retain attorney Mark Grueskin for the defense of the complaint against Representative Ransom. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Holbert
VOTE
Cooke
Excused
Foote
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Guzman
Yes
Herod
Yes
Holbert
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Lee
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







12:58 PM -- Scheduled Meetings During the Session






12:59 PM -- Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director, Office of Legislative Legal Services, testified before the Committee.



1:00 PM



The Committee adjourned


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