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532B573E833B62D4872586B700580FF9 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 14, 2021      
Location SCR 352

HB21-1015 - Lay Over

10:01:57 AM  

Senators Lundeen and Ginal, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 21-1075, concerning security protections for certain criminal justice system personnel.  The bill sponsors discussed doxxing and the need to address safety concerns for prison guards and other correctional personnel.

10:05:35 AM  

Committee members asked questions about the limited application of the bill.  Discussion followed about professions at greater risk of threats or physical harm.   



10:14:29 AM  

Further discussion ensued about public sector job retention. 

Brita Darling, Office of Legislative Legal Services, explained the protected persons category, as defined in the bill. 

Committee members asked about the bill's application to county jail corrections officers.  The bill sponsors discussed legislative intent.


10:23:32 AM  

Further questions were raised about the bill and correctional contractors, community corrections employees, and treatment providers.  Discussion followed about active threats and physical personal safety. 



10:30:25 AM  

Committee discussion ensued about the bill's application post-employment. 

10:34:00 AM  

Aaron Greco, legislative liaison with the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill.  He discussed staff threats.


General Sherrie Daigle , representing the Colorado Department of Corrections, testified in support of the bill. She discussed threats and protecting the addresses of correctional professionals.


Committee members asked questions about parole and treatment providers. 



10:43:35 AM  

Committee members discussed potential amendments and asked for the bill to be laid over. 

10:45:03 AM  

The bill sponsors expressed their willingness to amend the bill and follow-up with sponsors in the House.


The Chair laid over the bill to work on amendments. 

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