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S_JUD_2016A 03/16/2016 01:32:40 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Date: 03/16/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:32 PM to 03:28 PM
Aguilar
X
Cooke
*
Place: LSB B
Merrifield
X
Lundberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Roberts
X
Senator Roberts
This Report was prepared by
Conrad Imel
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1066

HB16-1192

SB16-146

HB16-1066
Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

Laid Over

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:33 PM -- HB16-1066



Senator Roberts, chair, called the committee to order. A quorum was present. Senator Newell, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1066, concerning a habitual domestic violence offender. Senator Newell discussed existing law, and her reasons for supporting the bill.



01:35 PM --
Ms. Janet Huffor, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:36 PM --
Ms. Tracy Swindle, Ms. Carolyn MacCloud, Ms. Shannon Paolini, and Ms. Lydia Waligorski came to the table. Ms. Swindle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill, and discussed her experience with domestic violence.



01:41 PM --
Ms. Carolyn MacCloud, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience with domestic violence.



01:45 PM --
Ms. Shannon Paolini, representing the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience with domestic violence.



01:49 PM --
Ms. Lydia Waligorski - representing the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Waligorski discussed existing law concerning domestic violence.



01:51 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Turner discussed efforts to combat domestic violence.















01:53 PM --
Mr. Tom Raynes, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Raynes discussed the necessity of the bill.



01:55 PM --
Mr. Miles Madorin, representing the First Judicial District., testified in support of the bill. He discussed the legal issues surrounding the bill and legislative history of similar legislation. Mr. Madorin and Mr. Raynes discussed the existing requirements for being considered a habitual offender.



01:59 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado spoke favorably of Ms. Huffor's testimony in support of the bill.



Senator Newell provided closing remarks on the bill.



Senator Lundberg laid over the bill until the end of the committee's agenda. The committee recessed.





02:04 PM -- HB16-1192



The committee returned to order. Senator Steadman, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1192, concerning a nonsubstantive recodification of the sunset review provisions. Senator Steadman explained the bill and distributed and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment A). No witnesses testified on the bill.



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BILL: HB16-1192
TIME: 02:08:03 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Cooke
Merrifield
Lundberg
Roberts
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection






















BILL: HB16-1192
TIME: 02:08:50 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1192, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Excused
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:09 PM -- SB16-146



Senator Steadman, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 16-146, concerning modernizing statutes related to sexually transmitted infections. Senator Steadman explained information he provided to the committee. He discussed specific provisions of the bill and the reasons he supports it.



02:19 PM --
Senator Steadman continued to discuss his reasons for supporting the bill, including discussing health concerns and recent events. Senator Roberts announced that after the hearing, the bill would be laid over for action at a future meeting.





02:27 PM



Senator Steadman and Senator Lundberg discussed the bill.



02:41 PM --
Ms. Barb Cardell, representing the Colorado Organizations Responding to AIDS, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her reasons for supporting the bill. Ms. Cardell responded to a committee question regarding groups involved with the bill.



02:45 PM --
Dr. Rachel Herlihy and Ms. Rebecca Jordan Yehle, representing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Yehle discussed specific provisions of the bill. Dr. Herlihy discussed the purpose of the bill, and the public health concerns relating to the bill. Senator Lundberg, Senator Steadman, and the witnesses discussed specific provisions of the bill.



























02:55 PM



The committee, Senator Steadman, and the witnesses continued to discuss specific provisions of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Ms. Lisa VanRaemdonck, representing the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the role of local public health agencies in testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and the interests of her organization.



03:05 PM --
Ms. Natalie Frei, Mr. Mike Taylor, and Ms. Stephanie Grismer, representing the Colorado Mod Squad, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Frei discussed issues concerning enhanced criminal penalties based on HIV status. Ms. Grismer made herself available for questions. Mr. Taylor discussed the main parts of the bill.



03:11 PM --
Mr. Tim Johnson, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, provided neutral testimony on the bill. Mr. Johnson discussed best practices concerning criminalizing activity involving HIV status. Senator Steadman and the witness discussed federal Department of Justice guidance relating to such criminalization.



03:20 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office and the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, provided neutral testimony on the bill. Mr. Turner discussed concerns regarding the bill.



Senator Roberts laid the bill over for action at a future meeting.





03:25 PM -- HB16-1066



The committee returned to House Bill 16-1066. The committee recessed.



























































03:27 PM



The committee was called to order.

BILL: HB16-1066
TIME: 03:28:19 PM
MOVED: Merrifield
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1066 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Excused
Cooke
Yes
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:28 PM



The committee adjourned.


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