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ED4F5FF3DF218F9A8725869C006B705C Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-064

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Mar 18, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-064 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:33:35 PM  

President Garcia and Senator Cooke, co-prime sponsors, explained Senate Bill 21-064, concerning criminalizing retaliation against an elected official.  They discussed protections, harassment, and attacks on democracy.  They answered questions about the definition of a close relationship, as defined in the bill. 

 

 

 

 

01:40:31 PM  

Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in support of the bill.  She discussed harassment of elected officials and answered questions about retaliation.

01:47:53 PM  

Committee members asked questions about social media and the bill's application to elected officials threatening other elected officials.

01:50:31 PM  

Further questions were raised about definitions in the bill.

 

President Garcia and Senator Cooke distributed and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A). 



01:57:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:57:10 PM  

President Garcia and Senator Cooke made closing comments.

01:57:35 PM  

Attachment B includes submitted written testimony about the bill. 



01:58:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-064, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Cooke
Seconded
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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