The following person testified regarding HB 18-1028
Ms. Alissa Gardenswartz, representing the Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gardenswartz discussed the merits of the legislation, and addressed questions raised during earlier discussion. Ms. Gardenswartz responded to questions regarding how her office would compel compliance with a court order concerning deceptive trade practices in the absence of the bill, and the need for the bill based on curtailed investigations in recent years. Discussion ensued regarding upon whom the burden lies in deceptive trade practice investigations, and the "reasonable grounds" threshold for launching an investigation.