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9B135D95F1CD71FC87258800006390C7 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 9, 2022      
Location SCR 352

HB22-1169 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

11:07:34 AM  

Senators Winter and Hisey, co-prime sponsors, explained House Bill 22-1169, concerning amending the elements of sexual assault to prohibit sexual misconduct without consent.  They discussed updating language, clarity, and jury instructions. 

Committee members asked questions about the bill's application.


11:10:57 AM  

Ms. Jessica Dotter, representing Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed misunderstood jury instructions and what other states have done in this respect. 

Committee members asked questions about consent and proving it in a court of law.  



11:24:05 AM  

Elizabeth Newman, representing Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill. She discussed the importance of clear jury instructions in sexual assault cases. 

11:26:34 AM  

Senators Hisey and Winter made closing remarks.

11:28:36 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1169 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
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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