BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1037
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
|Votes: View--> ||Action Taken: |
|Refer to House Bill 09-1037 to the Committee of th||PASS|
02:11 PM -- House Bill 09-1037
Representative Tipton, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1037 concerning the reclassification of Montrose county for county court purposes. The bill reclassifies Montrose County from a Class C to a Class B county for organizational and administrative purposes concerning county courts. He responded to questions from the committee concerning the reasons for the increase in county court cases in Montrose County. In the last 10 years, the county has seen an almost 70 percent increase in the population.
02:15 PM -- Sherry Stwalley, Judicial Branch, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Stwalley pointed out that the current county court judge has been serving in a full time capacity since 1999. A change in status for the county will allow the court to qualify for additional judicial resources. The judge is currently carrying about 150 percent of a regular judicial workload, which means it is about time to look at assigning a magistrate to the court to assist with adjudicating cases more quickly and efficiently.
|TIME: || 02:17:11 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer to House Bill 09-1037 to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0, with 2 excused.|
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS