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F1FFC4AB371BC8D8872587F2007375DE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB22-024

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 23, 2022      
Location Old State Library



SB22-024 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:01:12 PM  
Representatives Roberts and Soper, prime
sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-024, concerning changes to strengthen
the crime of intimidating a witness. Representative Roberts explained the
effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper further
discussed the merits of the bill.
02:06:04 PM  
Gordon McLaughlin, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of SB 22-024.

Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.

Discussion ensued regarding a recent case of witness intimidation not considered a crime under existing law, and a hypothetical fact pattern that might be impacted by the bill. Mr. McLaughlin responded to questions regarding how a prosecutor determines what constitutes "influence" and "relevant information" as referenced in the bill. Mr. McLaughlin responded to further questions regarding the types of activities that would most likely be impacted by the bill.

02:25:26 PM  
Michael Dohr, Office of Legislative Legal Services, made himself available to respond to questions regarding SB 22-024. Mr. Dohr responded to questions regarding a grammatical issue in the bill. Discussion ensued regarding this issue.
02:32:07 PM  
No amendments were offered to SB 22-024. The bill sponsors provided closing remarks in support of the bill.


02:35:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-024 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Roberts
Seconded Soper
Bacon Yes
Benavidez Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Daugherty Yes
Lynch Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Woodrow Yes
Tipper Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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