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s_jud_2016a_2016-04-11t13:31:13z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/11/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1129



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


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01:31 PM -- HB16-1129



Senator Roberts, chair, called the committee to order. A quorum was present. Senator Crowder and Senator Heath, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1129, concerning measures for enhanced enforcement against acts of charitable fraud. Senator Roberts announced that the bill would be laid over following the hearing. Senator Lundberg and the committee discussed the bill.



01:41 PM --
Ms. Alissa Gardenswartz, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gardenswartz discussed reasons the bill is necessary, including specific situations addressed by the bill. She also discussed the bill's provisions. Ms. Gardenswartz responded to questions regarding the scope of the law.





01:51 PM



Ms. Gardenswartz continued to respond to questions regarding the scope of the bill and specific provisions in the bill.





02:01 PM



Ms. Gardenswartz continued to respond to questions about specific provisions of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Mr. Mark Turner, representing the Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill. He spoke favorably of the bill and its deterrent effects. He responded to questions regarding the bonding requirement in the bill, and who the Colorado Nonprofit Association represents.



02:19 PM --
Ms. Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She stated specific support for provisions of the bill that address misrepresenting law enforcement to fraudulently raise funds.





02:22 PM



Senator Crowder provided closing remarks on the bill. Senator Roberts laid over the bill.





02:24 PM



The committee recessed.




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