Conf 09-State Board of Parole
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
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|Moved to allow the public to testify on the confir|
Moved to favorably recommend the names of Michael
|Pass Without Objection|
The chair announced that a member of the public is interested in testifying on the nominations to the commission and the committee would vote to determine if public testimony would be allowed.
03:59 PM -- Michael Dell, representing Colorado Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants, spoke about the nominees to the Parole Board. He discussed his concerns about the attitudes of parole board members towards those who are going to be paroled. He explained what he believes should be the role of the parole board in evaluating potential parolees.
04:03 PM -- Jen Boulton, representing herself, spoke about the nomination of Margaret Heckenbach. She spoke in support of her confirmation.
04:05 PM -- Margaret Heckenbach, nominee, spoke about her qualifications. She noted that she has a background in law enforcement and she believes that she works well with all types of offenders. She worked for the division of parole for 15 years.
04:06 PM -- Celeste C de Baca, nominee, spoke about her qualifications. She stated that she is currently serving on the parole board. She is an attorney and has served as a judge.
04:08 PM -- Deborah Allen, nominee, spoke about her qualifications. She stated that she is the longest serving member of the parole board. She also served in the state legislature.
04:10 PM -- Michael Anderson, nominee, spoke about his qualifications. He stated that he recently retired from the Denver Police Department.
Senator Carroll asked how the nominees decide who should be paroled. The nominees discussed the various processes for determining parole eligibility. Senator King asked about strategies to lower recidivism.
|BILL:||Conf 09-Parole Board |
|TIME: || 04:22:20 PM|
|MOTION:||Moved to favorably recommend the names of Michael Anderson, Deborah Allen, Celeste C de Baca, and Margaret Heckenbach as members of the State Board of Parole to the full Senate. The motion passed on a 7-0 roll call vote. |
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
The committee recessed.