The following persons testified regarding SB 19-012:
Ms. Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Gorman discussed the intersection of the bill with current careless driving laws, and the targeting of certain populations by traffic laws.
Ms. Denise Maes, representing the ACLU, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Maes cited statistics about distracted driving.
Ms. Christie Donner, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. She discussed the effect of creating additional criminal offenses. Discussion ensued regarding a potential disparate impact resulting from distracted driving laws, some hypothetical situations, and exceptions built into the bill. Representative Melton provided input on these scenarios.