S_SA_2020A 06/09/2020 12:21:55 PM Committee Summary PUBLICSTAFF SUMMARY OF MEETINGSENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS Date 06/09/2020 Attendance Moreno X Smallwood X Sonnenberg X Fields X Foote X Time 12:21:55 PM to 01:19:53 PM Place SCR 352 This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote This Report was prepared by Jessika Shipley Hearing Items Action Taken hSB20-221 Referred to the Committee of the Whole X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call SB20-221 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole Attachment Tag File Name Attachment A http://www2.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2020A/commsumm.nsf/0/4FBA3E4427CC...$File/20SenateState0609AttachA.pdf?OpenElement 20SenateState0609AttachA.pdf 01:10:54 PM Senators Tate and Moreno, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-221. The bill removes knowledge of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as a defense in a criminal case. 01:12:45 PM The sponsors responded to questions from the committee about a similar bill. 01:15:55 PM Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. 01:16:23 PM The sponsors wrapped up their presentation of the bill and asked for a favorable recommendation. 01:17:46 PM Written testimony regarding Senate Bill 20-221 was submitted (Attachment A). 01:19:50 PM Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-221 to the Committee of the Whole. Moved Moreno Seconded Moreno Yes Smallwood Yes Sonnenberg Yes Fields Yes Foote Yes Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS 01:19:53 PM The committee adjourned.