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11536F5C01CE143387258279005EB69F Hearing Summary


Date Apr 24, 2018      
Location HCR 0112

HB18-1408 - Postponed Indefinitely

11:14:33 AM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Benavidez, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1408, concerning a requirement that the court make a finding of rape if it finds that an act of sexual intrusion or sexual penetration occurred. Representative Michaelson Jenet explained the need for the bill, and the process by which the bill was crafted. Representative Benavidez provided input on the effect of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for limiting the scope of the bill, and the alignment of the bill with jury instructions.

11:24:03 AM  
Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, and Ms. Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, made themselves available to answer questions. Ms. Cain addressed questions raised during earlier discussion. Ms. Gall and Ms. Cain responded to questions regarding the coverage of incest within the scope of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the list of acts that constitute sex offenses under current law that would fall within the scope of the bill. Representative Michaelson Jenet provided input regarding the drafting process for the bill, and read excerpts from victim letters. Representative Michaelson Jenet responded to questions regarding organizations that support HB 18-1408, and the gravity of the term "rape."
11:51:02 AM  
No amendments were offered to HB 18-1408. The co-prime sponsors provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

11:59:26 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1408 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Benavidez
Seconded Salazar
Benavidez Yes
Carver No
Herod No
Lundeen No
Melton No
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett No
Wist No
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
YES: 5   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL

12:00:27 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1408 indefinitely.
Moved Salazar
Seconded Lee
Benavidez No
Carver Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman No
Willett Yes
Wist Yes
Salazar No
Lee No
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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