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3461825167BA70C887258523000B862B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1296

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 5, 2020      
Location Old State Library



HB20-1296 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

07:05:56 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:06:19 PM  

The committee came back to order.  Representative Soper and Representative Michaelson Jenet, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1296, concerning changing the statute of limitations applicable to civil actions alleging sexual misconduct for which the statute of limitations has not yet run as of January 1, 2021.

07:22:05 PM  

Michael Plachy, representing the Colorado Catholic Church, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Plachy responded to questions from the committee.

07:33:41 PM  

Bridie Farrell, representing America Loves Kids, testified in a neutral position on the the bill. Ted Trimpa, representing the Victim's Policy Institute, testified in a neutral position on the bill and distributed a memorandum regarding the constitutional analysis of the rehabilitation of termed civil claims involving the sexual abuse of a minor (Attachment I). Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill. The panel responded to questions from the committee regarding the look back window in sexual assualt cases.

07:56:11 PM  

Pamela Maass, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and discussed the language of the bill. Raana Simmons, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill and distributed a statement of support to the committee (Attachment J). Jean McAllister, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. The panel responded to questions from the committee.

08:14:43 PM  

Caroline Yates, representing the Blue Bench, testified in support of the bill. Tammy Carpenter, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Kristian Roggendorf, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and distributed an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Attachment K). Mr. Roggendoerf also read the supportive testimony of Steven Berkowitz into the record.

08:30:37 PM  

Sue Ricker, representing the Colorado Council of Churches, testified in support of the bill.



Monica Holcomb, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



Maralee McLean, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed an article (Attachment L).

08:45:44 PM  

Suzy Shutts, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



Patricia Eagle, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



Megan Augustine, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed CBI report (Attachment M)  

08:56:58 PM  
Jackie Aamodt, representing the Blue Bench, testified in support of the bill.

Hannah McClure, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

Hailey Shea McMoore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:08:04 PM  

Dr. Ann Marie Woodward, representing the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, testified in support of the bill and distributed her curriculum vitae to the committee (Attachment N). Beth Farrier, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Heidi Thomas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

09:24:20 PM  

Luke Schmaltz, representing Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), testified in support of the bill.



Susan Leighnor, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and distributed her testimony to the committee (Attachment O).



Jeb Berrett, representing SNAP, testified in support of the bill and distribtued a copy of his testimony to the committtee (Attachment P).

09:38:48 PM  

Jordan Smith, representing...., testified in support of the bill.

Jenny Stith, representing the WINGS Foundation, testified in support of the bill and submited written testimony to the committee Attachment Q).

 

09:47:01 PM  

Representatives Soper and Michaelson Jenet made concluding comments regarding the bill, and committee discussion ensued.



10:01:23 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1296 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez No
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
McKean Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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