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s_jud_2016a_2016-02-08t13:32:59z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/08/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-051



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Amendment L.001. The motion passed without objecti

Amendment L.004. The motion passed without objecti

Refer Senate Bill 16-051, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







05:54 PM -- SB16-051



Senator Johnston and Senator Lundberg, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 16-051, concerning increasing judicial discretion regarding the imposition of consecutive sentences for violent crimes. The sponsors distributed and explained Amendments L.001 (Attachment E) and L.004 (Attachment F).



16SenateJud0208AttachE.pdf16SenateJud0208AttachE.pdf 16SenateJud0208AttachF.pdf16SenateJud0208AttachF.pdf



06:00 PM --
Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



06:02 PM --
Mr. George Brauchler, District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District and representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, the Denver District Attorney's Office, and the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brauchler discussed the accountability of persons making sentencing decisions. Mr. Brauchler recommended that the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice be involved in developing legislation concerning sentencing.



06:11 PM --
Ms. Carrie Thompson, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Thompson discussed judicial decision making and the results of studies on criminal behavior and sentencing. She also discussed judicial training.



06:18 PM --
Mr. Beale Tejada, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in support of the bill and explained the situation of a client.





06:21 PM



Senator Johnston and Senator Lundberg provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB16-051
TIME: 06:25:08 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Amendment L.001. 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: SB16-051
TIME: 06:25:35 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Amendment L.004. 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



Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: SB16-051
TIME: 06:26:19 PM
MOVED: Lundberg
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-051, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Aguilar
Yes
Cooke
No
Merrifield
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Roberts
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:27 PM



The committee adjourned.




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