Urgent Follow Up to Benavidez Bill (HB 1124)


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Hello my name is _____________ I am a constituent from “Durango, zip code 81***.” I am calling to urge you to schedule HB-1124 for 2nd readings in the Senate. With Governor Polis coming out in favor of this bill, we now have a path forward to ensure all Coloradan’s constitutional rights are protected by passing HB-1124. We need your leadership to ensure that this bill gets a fair hearing in the Senate and ask you to make HB-1124 a priority in the final days of session. Thank you!

WHO MEMBER IS TO CONTACT:

We urgently need to make calls to ask Senate President Garcia and Senate Majority Leader Fenberg to put the Benavidez Bill on the calendar on the Senate floor for 2nd Readings. Please take a second to call Senate Leadership and ask them to schedule HB-1124 for 2nd Readings and Floor Debate in the Senate

SENATE PRESIDENT LEROY GARCIA

303-866-4878

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER STEPHEN FENBER

303-866-4872

WHEN IS MEMBER TO CALL OR WRITE: ASAP

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT:

Rep. Benavidez has rescued three key pieces of Virginia’s Law that have the support of the Governor and her bill, HB-1124, passed the House last week and today it passed out of the Senate State Affairs committee! If passed the Benavidez bill will:

Prohibit ICE holds in Colorado without a warrant;

Prohibit Probation Departments from sharing personal information with ICE if ICE does not have a judicial warrant; and

Require that Law Enforcement give an advisement of rights for inmates before ICE conducts interviews in the jails.