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3174DF52E2506E89872586CC005DDA0E Hearing Summary


Date May 5, 2021      
Location SCR 352

HB21-1069 - Amended, referred to Senate Finance

11:05:10 AM  

Senator Gardner explained House Bill 21-1069, concerning enhancing the enforcement of crimes of sexual exploitation of a child, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.  He discussed the merits of the bill and the need to update provisions to reflect technological changes.


Senator Lee distributed Amendment L. 002 (Attachment B).

11:13:48 AM  

Mr. Brandon Malara, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.  He raised concerns about surveillance and exploitation. 



11:16:49 AM  

Ms Maureen Cain, representing Office of the State Public Defender, testified to amend the bill.  She explained Amendment L.002 (Attachment B), which adds a post-enactment review, deletes language that makes sentencing suggestions, and clarifies sex offender registry requirements.  She answered questions from the committee. 

11:21:28 AM  

Patrick Gallagher, representing El Paso County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the proliferation of child sexual exploitation and technology.

11:25:43 AM  

Senator Fields, co-prime sponsor, joined the hearing and discussed the importance of protecting children. 

11:27:31 AM  

Brian Hardouin, representing the Larimer County District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed terminology and technological advancements.  He further discussed extraordinary risk categories, the surrcharge, and three year post-enactment review, as outlined in the bill.


Amanda Gall, representing First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King/Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill and made herself available for questions


Ms. Jessica Dotter, representing Colorado District Attorneys' Council, made herself available to answer committee questions.

11:32:39 AM  

Committee discussion followed about reasons for the increase in child sexual exploitation.


Senator Lee briefly discussed and moved Amendment L.002. 

11:36:32 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:36:34 AM  

Senators Gardner and Fields made closing remarks. 

11:39:49 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1069, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Gardner
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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