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s_jud_2017a_2017-03-15t13:31:04z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/15/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1111



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1111 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:21 PM -- HB17-1111



Senator Fields, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1111, concerning allowing juvenile courts to enter civil protection orders in dependency and neglect cases.



02:23 PM --
Mr. Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He stated the sheriffs' reasons for supporting the bill.



02:24 PM --
Mr. Jennifer Eyl, representing the Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the benefits of permitting protection orders instead of no-contact orders. Ms. Eyl responded to questions about court procedures for entering orders.



02:30 PM --
Mr. Mike Valentine, representing Arapahoe County and Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience as an attorney working on child protection cases.



02:34 PM --
Ms. Dorothy Macias, representing the Office of the Child's Representative, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Macias discussed issues concerning situations in which certain protection orders may not be issued, including a concern that sheriffs cannot enforce no-contact orders.



02:36 PM --
Ms. Sophie San Miguel, representing herself, testified on the bill. She spoke on the importance of protection.





02:40 PM



Senator Fields provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1111
TIME: 02:40:43 PM
MOVED: Fields
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1111 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. 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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