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6B75B2B40D15A98187258AF30057074E Hearing Summary


Date Apr 2, 2024      
Location HCR 0107

SB24-108 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

09:50:38 AM  

Representative Parenti, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 24-108, concerning a prohibition of affiliating with a public safety radio network without authorization.  Mr. Peter Bangas, representing The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bangas responded to questions. Joel Malecka, representing the Department of Public Safety, provided input on crimes that might be invoked by intruding upon public safety radio networks, and what SB 24-108 seeks to criminalize. Mr. Malecka responded to questions regarding the intent element for the crime created by the bill, and other crimes in current statute similar to the one created by SB 24-108. Mr. Malecka responded to further questions regarding a hypothetical situation he posited. Mr. Bangas responded to questions regarding how someone might commit the crime created by the bill, and rules that may exist at the federal level that cover the crime created by the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the elements of the crime created by SB 24-108.

10:21:12 AM  
No amendments were offered to SB 24-108. Representatives Parenti and Weinberg provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Various committee members provided their positions on the bill.

10:35:15 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-108 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Snyder
Amabile Yes
Armagost Yes
Evans Yes
Garcia No
Herod Yes
Mabrey No
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Woodrow Yes
Bacon No
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details