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F1F9CE4A3D2EF91087258584006F4A96 Hearing Summary


Date Jun 11, 2020      
Location Old State Library

SB20-221 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:15:54 PM  

Representative Titone and Representative Soper, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-221 to the committee.  The bill states that certain evidence related to a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is irrelevant in a criminal case, and creates a protective hearing if a party claims that such evidence is relevant and wants to use it in a criminal case.

Specifically, evidence relating to the discovery of, knowledge about, or potential disclosure of the victim's actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, including under circumstances in which the victim made an unwanted non-forcible romantic or sexual advance toward the defendant, or if the defendant and victim are or have been involved in an intimate relationship, is irrelevant.  An act following such discovery does not constitute an act committed in the sudden heat of passion in a criminal case.

02:29:37 PM  

Amanda Gall, Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments E - H).

02:33:05 PM  

Committee members made concluding comments.  The bill sponsors made concluding remarks.

02:38:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-221 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Singer
Seconded Cutter
Caraveo Yes
Cutter Yes
Geitner Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Excused
Holtorf Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Larson Yes
Liston Yes
Mullica Yes
Pelton Yes
Young Yes
Singer Yes
Michaelson Jenet Yes
Final YES: 12   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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