The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Mullica, prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 21-064, concerning criminalizing retaliation against an elected offical. Representative Mullica explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Mullica responded to questions regarding what constitutes harassment of an elected official under the bill, and the scope of the bill in terms of which elected officials are covered. Discussion ensued regarding charges levied and penalties assessed under the bill.