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E62271D3DF536859872586BF006B7AAF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1143

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Apr 22, 2021      
Location SCR 352



HB21-1143 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:34:01 PM  

Senator Danielson,bill sponsor, explained HB21-1143, concerning forensic medical evidence of sexual account.  Senator Danielson discussed rape kits, evidence, tracking, and survivor notifications.  She walked the committee through the bill and answered questions about reports to law enforcement. 

01:39:14 PM  

Lisa Ingarfield, representing CCASA, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed gender-based violence and the criminal justice system and stressed the importance of keeping survivors informed.  She answered questions about the ways to report a sexual assault. 

01:46:18 PM  

Ilse Knecht, representing Joyful Heart Foundation, testified in support of the bill. She discussed sexual assault trauma sexual and survivor case updates.

 

Mrs. Joanne Schwartz, representing self, testified in support of the bill. She discussed rape kit reforms. 

01:52:41 PM  

Alison Connaughty, representing Colorado Women's Bar Association, testified in support of the bill. She discussed resources, victim services, and preservation of evidence. 

 

Flannery Houston, representing self, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed access to justice and protections. 

01:59:58 PM  

Ms. Caitlin Ryan, representing Rise, testified in support of the bill. She discussed access to justice and improving conditions for survivors. 

 

Mr. Cameron Marsh, representing Rise, testified in support of the bill.  He dicussed the critical role of men as allies and access to justice. 

 

Written testimony about the bill is in Attachment A. 

02:06:51 PM  

Senator Danielson made closing remarks.



02:09:15 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1143 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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