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s_jud_2017a_2017-02-01t13:31:10z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/01/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-032



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion p

Postpone Senate Bill 17-032 indefinitely using a r

Refer Senate Bill 17-032, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

FAIL







02:35 PM -- SB17-032



Senator Merrifield, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-032. Under current law, law enforcement officials and state regulatory boards can access the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database by providing an official court order or subpoena. This bill requires that requests be accompanied by an official court order or warrant issued by a neutral magistrate or judge, following a showing of probable cause supported by sworn testimony or affidavit.



02:41 PM --
Mr. Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Hanuman addressed questions from the committee and from the bill sponsor.



02:55 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Anderson and Mr. Jose Esquivel, both representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in opposition to the bill. Senator Merrifield responded to Mr. Esquivel's testimony. Ms. Anderson responded to questions from the committee.





03:09 PM



Discussion continued with Ms. Anderson about how access to the PDMP database would change under the bill and the relative merit of this change.



03:23 PM --
Mr. Ryan Blehle, representing the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, testified in support of the bill. He responded to questions and comments from the committee. Senator Merrifield also responded to a question from the committee.



03:30 PM --
Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Maes responded to questions from the committee.





03:38 PM



Senator Merrifield explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



17SenateJud0201AttachB.pdf17SenateJud0201AttachB.pdf

BILL: SB17-032
TIME: 03:40:33 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:42 PM



Senator Merrifield and members of the committee made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-032
TIME: 03:46:45 PM
MOVED: Kagan
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-032, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
No
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
No
Gardner
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: SB17-032
TIME: 03:48:13 PM
MOVED: Coram
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-032 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection














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