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S_SA_2020A 06/09/2020 12:21:55 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE 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
SB20-221 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


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.






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