BILL SUMMARY for HB09-1334
SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
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|Refer House Bill 09-1334 to the Committee of the W||PASS|
04:06 PM -- House Bill 09-1334
Senator Newell, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 09-1334 concerning the aggregation of multiple offenses involving theft-type crimes into a single offense. She explained that the bill is a result of a recent Supreme Court decision that interpreted the theft statutes differently than they are used in practice.
04:10 PM -- Robin Whitley, representing the Colorado District Attorneys Association, spoke in support of the bill. He provided the committee with an overview of the Supreme Court case and the way that the theft statutes are interpreted after that decision. He distributed a handout (Attachment A).
The committee discussed the specifics of the Supreme Court decision with Mr. Whitley.
04:20 PM -- Carl Glatstein, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill. He stated that he specializes in elder law and he believes that this bill will help to prevent exploitation of the elderly.
04:23 PM -- Chris Howes, representing the Colorado Retail Council, spoke in support of the bill. He discussed the prevalence of crime in retail establishments.
|TIME: || 04:26:10 PM|
|MOTION:||Refer House Bill 09-1334 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a 6-0 roll call vote. |
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS