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h_jud_2018a_2018-05-01t11:28:52z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1427

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date May 1, 2018      
Location RM 271



HB18-1427 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:48:47 AM  

Representative Herod, prime sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1427, concerning a prohibition on conflicts of interest of members of the Sex Offenders Management Board (SOMB).  Representative Herod explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need.

11:51:13 AM  

Ms. Sterling Harris, representing the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Harris discussed opposition to having a polygrapher on the SOMB. Ms. Allison Boyd, representing the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, and testifying as a victim representative on the SOMB, testified in opposition to the bill. She discussed the importance of polygraph as a tool in sex offender management.

11:55:49 AM  

Mr. Chris Lobanov-Rostovsky, representing the Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified on HB 18-1427 from a neutral position.  Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky discussed the constitution of the SOMB, and certain ramifications of passing the bill.  Mr. Lobanov-Rostovsky responded to questions regarding conflict-of-interest rules governing the SOMB

12:01:22 PM  

Ms. Dale Jenkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed conflicts of interest on the SOMB, contrary to recommendations of an outside evaluator. Mr. Roger Kincaid, representing Advocates for Change, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Augustine Garcia, representing Advocates for Change and Colorado COSA, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Garcia questioned the efficacy of using polygraph for sex offender management, and discussed conflicts of interest on the SOMB. Ms. Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gall expressed support for the bill and amendment L.001 (Attachment C), and clarified her position on the use of polygraph. She addressed issues raised during earlier testimony. Ms. Gall responded to questions regarding the effect of HB 18-1427 on the constitution of the SOMB.  Discussion ensued regarding the outside party that conducted an evaluation of the SOMB.

12:17:05 PM  

Representative Herod explained the effect of amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachment D).



12:18:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Carver
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Neville P.
Roberts
Weissman
Willett
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:19:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Herod
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez
Carver
Herod
Lundeen
Melton
Neville P.
Roberts
Weissman
Willett
Salazar
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


12:26:01 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1427, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Herod
Seconded Salazar
Benavidez Yes
Carver Yes
Herod Yes
Lundeen Yes
Melton Yes
Neville P. Yes
Roberts Yes
Weissman Yes
Willett Yes
Salazar Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS