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s_sa_2017a_2017-05-03t13:38:55z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/03/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1254



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1254 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1254 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







05:10 PM -- HB17-1254



Senator Kagan, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1254 to the committee. This bill removes the cap on damages for noneconomic loss or injury that may be awarded in an action for the wrongful death of a minor child and clarifies that the definition of a minor child applies to a person who has not yet reached the age of 21.



05:17 PM --
Jason Jordan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



05:20 PM --
Mary Burgin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:27 PM --
Nicholas Colglazier, representing the Colorado Competitive Council, the Colorado Civil Justice League, and the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified against the bill.



05:28 PM --
Evan Stephenson, representing the Colorado Civil Justice League, testified against the bill.



05:31 PM --
Jeff Ruebel, representing the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, testified against the bill.



05:34 PM --
John Conklin, representing the Colorado Medical Society, testified against the bill.



05:36 PM --
Jean Martin, representing COPIC, testified against the bill.



05:39 PM --
Dianna Orf, representing the Colorado Water Congress, testified against the bill.





05:42 PM



Mr. Conklin responded to committee member questions.



05:45 PM --
Chris Lee, representing Coloradans Protecting Patient Access, testified against the bill.



05:49 PM --
Loren Furman, representing the Colorado Association for Commerce and Industry, testified against the bill.



05:50 PM --
Thomas Perille, representing himself, testified on the bill.





05:52 PM



Senator Kagan wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1254
TIME: 06:00:31 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1254 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB17-1254
TIME: 06:00:47 PM
MOVED: Hill
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1254 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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