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s_jud_2017a_2017-02-13t13:33:37z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/13/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-125



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-125 to the Committee on Finan PASS







02:05 PM -- SB17-125



The committee recessed.





02:16 PM



The committee returned to order. Senator Guzman, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-125, concerning allowing certain persons who have been exonerated of crimes to receive lump-sum payments compensation that is owed to them by the state. She explained prior legislation authorizing benefits for people wrongly convicted of crimes and subsequently incarcerated. She explained the provisions of SB 17-125. She responded to a question concerning the applicability of the bill.



02:22 PM --
Mr. David Blake, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. He explained a specific situation that gave rise to the bill. He explained financial issues that may confront those receiving annual payments instead of lump-sum payments. He responded to questions concerning the determination on how to pay compensation owed. He also responded to questions concerning the process and standards for receiving compensation.



02:29 PM --
Robert and Cinder Dewey, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Dewey explained his situation concerning his wrongful conviction, including difficulty making financial agreements. Ms. Dewey commented on working with banks.





02:34 PM



Senator Guzman provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-125
TIME: 02:34:56 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-125 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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