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90E35CDDE65BB053872586A2007A7195 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 24, 2021      
Location HCR 0107

HB21-1143 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:17:28 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:28:58 PM  
The committee returned to order. Representative Froelich and Soper, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1143, concerning forensic medical evidence of sexual assault. Representative Froelich explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper provided input on the effect of the bill.
04:34:11 PM  
The following persons testified regarding HB 21-1143:

Ilse Knecht, representing the Joyful Heart Foundation, testified in support of the bill.

Joanne Schwartz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Lisa Ingarfield, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.

Alison Connaughty, representing the Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Connaughty and Dr. Ingarfield responded to questions regarding who is charged with ensuring certain victim rights outlined under the bill are satisfied. Discussion ensued on this point. Discussion followed regarding compliance enforcement and penalty provisions in the bill.

05:13:30 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 21-1143. The bill sponsors provided closing remarks in support of the bill.

05:17:37 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1143 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Woodrow
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Daugherty Yes
Luck Yes
Lynch Yes
Roberts Excused
Soper Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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