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72A6CB5BA6E9592287258263006EA679 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 2, 2018      
Location SCR 352

HB18-1243 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

02:08:45 PM  

Senators Coram and Fields, co-sponsors, explained HB18-1243, concerning the enactment of a civl rape shield law.

02:09:49 PM  

Pamela Maas, representing herself as a civil attorney, spoke in support of the bill.  She discussed the strong precedent in case law for a rape shield in civil cases. 

02:11:25 PM  

Jane Klingensmith, representing herself, testified in favor of the bill.  She discussed her experiences being sexually assaulted by her optometrist and the civil lawsuit that ensued.  She reported that the civil process needs rape shield protections as well.

02:14:35 PM  

Ashley Wheeland, representing the Colorado Women's Lobby, spoke in support of the measure.  She emphasized that it aligns with federal and criminal statutes. 

02:15:42 PM  

Jennifer Anderson, representing the Office of the Attorney General, testified in support of the bill.  She said the bill provides much needed evidentiary protections.

02:17:43 PM  

Senator Coram and Senator Fields made closing remarks and thanked the witnesses for their testimony. 



02:19:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1243 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Coram
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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