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S_SA_2020A 06/04/2020 02:05:12 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 06/04/2020
Attendance
Cooke X
Gardner X
Gonzales X
Fields X
Foote X
Time 02:05:12 PM to 08:28:16 PM
Place Old Supreme Court Chamber
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB20-217 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

SB20-217 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

02:05:44 PM  

Senator Foote made opening remarks.

02:07:51 PM  

Senators Garcia and Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-217. The bill makes several policy changes related to peace officers, including mandating the use of body-worn cameras for local law enforcement; requiring data reporting on use of force and other incidents; prohibiting certification or hiring of peace officers convicted of certain offenses relating to use of force; modifying allowable use of force by peace officers; and creating a new civil cause of action relating to constitutional rights violations by peace officers.

02:10:30 PM  

The sponsors of the bill responded to questions from the committee.

02:33:33 PM  

Committee discussion about the bill continued with the sponsors.

02:34:01 PM  

Councilman Chris Hines, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:09:05 PM  

Sheriff Tony Spurlock, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado and the Douglas County Sheriffs Office, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments.  He responded to questions from the committee.

03:24:41 PM  

The committee continued to question Sheriff Spurlock.

03:38:07 PM  

Elizabeth Epps, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  She responded to questions from the committee.

03:39:02 PM  

District Attorney George Brauchler, representing the 18th Judicial District, testified in opposition to the bill without amendments. He responded to questions from the committee.

03:55:25 PM  

The committee continued to discuss the bill with Mr. Brauchler.

04:13:41 PM  

Natalia Marshall, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:33:31 PM  

Sheriff Joe Pelle, representing County Sheriffs of Colorado and the Boulder County Sheriffs Office, testified about amending the bill.

04:47:57 PM  

Shanayne McClane, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:03:00 PM  

Tom Raines, Colorado District Attorneys Council, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:18:34 PM  

Laura Reese, Colorado Chapter of Moms Demanding Action for Gun Sense in America, testified on the bill.

05:19:47 PM  

Ron Sloan, Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified on the bill.

05:44:55 PM  

Mari Newman, representing herself, testified on the bill and responded to committee questions.

06:16:47 PM  

Megan Dollar, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified on the bill.

06:27:17 PM  

Sergeant Rob Pride, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified to amend the bill and responded to committee questions.

07:03:58 PM  

Robert Pablo, representing Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, testified to amend the bill.

07:12:40 PM  

Sammie Lawrence IV, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

07:20:10 PM  

Todd King, representing himself, testified on the bill.

07:25:09 PM  

David Wasserman, representing Conscious Consulting Co., testified in support of the bill.

07:27:15 PM  

Sandra Solin, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, testified on the bill.

07:29:45 PM  

Natalia Marshall provided additional comments to the committee.  Written testimony was submitted (Attachment A).  Amendments L.014, L.016, L.018, and L.019 were distributed (Attachments B through E).



07:52:36 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.014
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Gonzales
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:57:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.016
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner No
Gonzales Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:00:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.018
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Gonzales
Fields
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


08:04:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.019
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Gonzales Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:27:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-217, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Cooke No
Gardner No
Gonzales Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


08:28:16 PM   The committee adjourned.






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