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9A833A531D9855E287258504007C97D7 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1148

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 4, 2020      
Location HCR 0112



HB20-1148 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:41:00 PM  

Representative Soper introduced House Bill 20-1148, concerning offenses against deceased human bodies. The bill increases the criminal penalty from a class 2 misdemeanor to a class 6 felony for offenses committed against a deceased human body. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

03:43:14 PM  

Debra Schum, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.  She presented remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction (CMU GJ).

03:45:53 PM  

Judy Cressler, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU GJ.

03:49:19 PM  

Ann Holland, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She testified remotely from CMU GJ.

03:52:46 PM  

Joy Christian, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU GJ.

03:56:46 PM  

Sharon Anable, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU GJ.

04:01:18 PM  

Chrissy Hartman, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU GJ.

04:03:33 PM  

Wanda Sessions, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU GJ.

04:15:23 PM  

Erin Smith, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill.  She presented her testimony remotely from Colorado Mesa University - Montrose (CMU Montrose).

04:15:54 PM  

Charlotte Schendel, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:19:11 PM  

Rick Neuendorf, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. He presented his testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:22:05 PM  

Kristine Burggraf, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:25:34 PM  

Alena Holloman, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:28:57 PM  

Jean Hewlett, representing herself, spoke in favor of the bill. She presented her testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:31:20 PM  

Lance Borne, Delta County Coroner, spoke in favor of the bill. He presented his testimony remotely from CMU Montrose.

04:34:15 PM  

Kathy Oatis, Colorado Coroners Association, spoke in favor of the bill.

04:36:00 PM  

Timothy Lane, Colorado District Attorney Association, made himself available for questions.

04:36:58 PM  

Representative Soper responded to questions from the committee.

04:37:42 PM  

Mr. Lane responded to questions from the committee.

04:42:39 PM  

Representative Soper made closing comments on the merits of the bill.



04:46:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1148 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Soper
Seconded Tipper
Benavidez Excused
Carver Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Pelton Yes
Roberts Yes
Soper Yes
Tipper Yes
Herod Yes
Weissman Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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