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01C98B57D3DA0165872585850069897F Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1296

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Jun 12, 2020      
Location Old Supreme Court Chamber



HB20-1296 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:12:51 PM  

The committee took a brief recess. 

01:16:03 PM  

The committee reconvened. 

Senator Coram, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1296, concernig changing the statute of limitations aplicable to civil actions alleging sexual misconduct for which the statute of limitations has not yet run as of January 1, 2021. 

Senator Gonzales, co-prime sponsor, acknowledged that the bill addresses a critically important issue but asked that it be postponed until September 1, 2020. 

 

01:19:45 PM  

Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.  She expressed disappointment that the bill is not going forward. 

01:22:07 PM  

Senator Coram stated that he did not support postponing the bill until September 1, 2020. 

Senator Gonzales pledged to support and revisit this issue in 2021. 

01:23:48 PM  

Committee members questioned why the bill was not moving forward. 

The Chair explained a number of concerns about the bill as written, including retroactive and interstate issues. 

Written testimony for House Bill 20-1296 can be found in Attachment B.

 

 



01:31:41 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 20-1296 indefinitely.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Marble Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Fields Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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