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27628B2A75BD8A7087258256006BC6BB Hearing Summary


Date Mar 20, 2018      
Location HCR 0112

HB18-1200 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

01:37:14 PM  

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Lundeen, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1200, concerning cybercrime, and, in connection therewith, criminalizing using a computer to engage in prostitution of a minor, criminalizing skimming payment cards, and making changes to the penalty structure for cybercrime.  Representative Lundeen explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. He also explained the effect of amendment L.002 (Attachment A), and responded to questions about the ability to expand the jurisdiction of cybercrime policing beyond the United States. Representative Lundeen responded to questions regarding the position of certain stakeholders on the bill, and the ability of the restrictions of HB 18-1200 to adapt to technological evolution.

01:50:39 PM  

Ms. Cynthia Kowert, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of HB 18-1200. Ms. Kowert discussed trends in cybercrime, and noted the benefits of criminalizing certain activities under the bill. Ms. Kowert responded to questions regarding penalties levied under the bill, and addressed the questions about the effect of the bill on international cybercrime. Ms. Kowert addressed additional questions raised during earlier discussion.  Representative Garnett, co-prime sponsor, joined the deliberations. Discussion ensued regarding the ability to prosecute election tampering under the bill.

02:04:50 PM  
Mr. Grier Bailey, representing the Colorado-Wyoming Petroleum Marketing Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Bailey discussed the criminalization of "skimming" under the bill, whereby credit card information is stolen at gas stations.
02:09:42 PM  
Representative Lundeen explained the effect of amendment L.002.

02:10:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Salazar
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:10:19 PM  
Representatives Wist and Lee provided closing remarks in support of HB 18-1200, as did the co-prime sponsors.

02:13:53 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1200, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Willett
Benavidez Excused
Carver Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Yes
Wist Yes
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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