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s_jud_2018a_2018-02-28t13:36:07z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-169

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 28, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-169 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:47:37 PM  

Senator Gardner, sponsor, explained SB 18-169, concerning offenses against witnesses in noncriminal proceedings.   He referenced a court case and stated the bill makes it clear that criminalizing cases of intimidation or retaliation against victims and witnesses apply to both criminal and non-criminal proceedings. 

02:50:07 PM  

Tim Lane, representing Colorado District Attorneys' Council, spoke in support of the bill.  He explained that witnesses in civil and administrative proceedings should be afforded the same protection as those in criminal ones. 



02:52:49 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-169 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Coram Excused
Fields Excused
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS