Mr. Bruce Brown, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Brown discussed a court case that led to the introduction of the bill, and the intent of and necessity for the legislation. Mr. Dan Rubenstein, representing the Twenty-first Judicial District and the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. He discussed the need for the bill, and addressed likely arguments against the bill. Mr. Rubenstein discussed the court case that led to the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the need for the General Assembly to address the issue. Mr. Rubenstein responded to questions regarding the protection of constitutional rights by the bill, and circumstances in which opposing parties in a trial would be split on excluding a continuance from the speedy trial calculation.