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CD827ADCAB66A963872583C4006BC4AE Hearing Summary


Date Mar 21, 2019      
Location HCR 0112

HB19-1250 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:37:10 PM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Herod, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1250, concerning sex offenses committed by a peace officer.  Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Herod responded to questions regarding the genesis of the legislation, and the removal of consent as a defense by the bill. Committee members received amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The following person testified regarding HB 19-1250:

Ms. Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, made herself available to answer questions about the bill. Ms. Gall responded to questions regarding how the behavior targeted by the bill is prosecuted under current law, and the specific criminal activity outlined by the bill. Discussion returned to laws currently in place that address the behavior targeted by the bill. Ms. Gall responded to further questions regarding the placing of those in violation of the bill on the sex offender registry. Discussion returned to the circumstances that trigger prosecution under HB 19-1250. Discussion ensued regarding amendment L.002.

02:06:02 PM  

Discussion continued regarding the removal of consent as a defense by HB 19-1250. Discussion again returned to prosecution of the behavior targeted by the bill under current law.  Discussion ensued regarding the placement of those who violate the bill under lifetime supervision.  Discussion followed regarding various fact patterns that would result in prosecution under HB 19-1250.

02:43:19 PM  

Discussion continued regarding fact patterns that would result in prosecution under HB 19-1250.

02:54:06 PM  

Representative Herod explained the effect of amendment L.002.

02:55:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Herod
Seconded Galindo
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:55:44 PM  

Representative Herod provided closing remarks in support of HB 19-1250. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.

03:06:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1250, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld No
Carver Yes
Galindo Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean No
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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