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D901D32278E5B77D872589A40004943F Hearing Summary


Date May 2, 2023      
Location HCR 0112

SB23-164 - Referred to House Appropriations

06:50:03 PM  
The committee recessed.
07:08:53 PM  

The committee returned to order. Representatives Weissman and Bacon, prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 23-164, concerning the continuation of the Sex Offender Management Board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2022 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies. Representative Bacon explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Weissman provided additional details on the bill and its merits.

07:17:40 PM  

Mr. Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Ms. Raechel Alderete, representing The Division of Criminal Justice - Colorado Department of Public Safety, Mr. James Karbach, representing the Office of State Public Defender, Ms. Laurie Kepros, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, Courtney Sutton, representing Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, and Ms. Jessica Dotter, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, made themselves available to respond to committee questions on SB 23-164. Discussion ensued regarding the use of polygraph testing in the sex offender management environment. Ms. Kepros responded to questions regarding her organization's position on the bill, and potential future legislation concerning the Sex Offender Management Board.

07:25:34 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 23-164. Representatives Bacon and Weissman provided closing remarks in support of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the impact of not passing the bill. Representative Luck provided her position on the bill.

07:37:57 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-164 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Bacon
Armagost Yes
Brown Yes
Daugherty Yes
Epps No
Evans Yes
Garcia Yes
Luck Yes
Marshall Yes
Sharbini Yes
Snyder Yes
Soper Yes
Bacon Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 1   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