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h_phc_2016a_2016-03-15t13:32:45z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/15/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1058



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH CARE & HUMAN SERVICES


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02:41 PM -- HB 16-1058



Representative Primavera called the meeting back to order. Representative Willet and Representative Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1058 to the committee and distributed two handouts (Attachments E and F). The bill creates the crime of misuse of electronic images by a juvenile, a class 2 misdemeanor. The offense occurs when a juvenile knowingly distributes, displays, publishes, or possesses a sexually explicit image of himself or herself, or of another juvenile who is within four years of age of the offender. It is an affirmable defense to the crime if the juvenile did not solicit, request, make, transmit, or distribute the image, and he or she took reasonable steps to destroy or delete the image or report receiving the image to law enforcement or a school official.



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02:50 PM



Representative Willet presented and explained L.004 to the committee (Attachment G).



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02:58 PM



Representative Fields commented on the bill.



03:02 PM



Representatives Willet and Fields responded to questions from the committee. Representative Willet discussed testimony from the County Sheriffs of Colorado reflecting their support for the bill. The letter will be provided to committee members at a later date (Attachment H).



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03:09 PM



Representative Willet continued to explain amendment L.004.



03:12 PM



Committee members dialogued with Representative Willet about the bill.



03:14 PM --
Amy Hasinoff, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment I). Ms. Hasinoff responded to questions from the committee.



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03:37 PM --
Raana Simmons, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in opposition to the bill and distributed a handout to the committee (Attachment J). Ms. Simmons responded to questions from the committee. Representative Willet commented on the bill.



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03:47 PM --
Lydia Waligorski, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Waligorski responded to questions from the committee.



03:53 PM --
Laura Reinsch, One Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Reinsch responded to questions from the committee.



03:57 PM --
Jennifer Eyl, Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Eyl responded to questions from the committee.



04:05 PM --
Carrie Thompson, Colorado Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:10 PM --
Dan May, 4th Judicial District Attorneys' Office, testified in a neutral capacity. Mr. May responded to questions from the committee.



04:24 PM --
Carla Bennett, Colorado League of Women Voters, testified in a neutral capacity.



04:28 PM --
George Brawchler, Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



04:38 PM --
Dan Rubinstein, Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Rubinstein responded to questions from the committee.



04:48 PM --
Tariq Sheikh, 17th Judicial District Attorneys' Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Shiekh responded to questions from the committee. Representative Willet commented on the testimony.



05:08 PM --
Jane Urschel, Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Urschel responded to questions from the committee.



05:12 PM --
Rebecca Gleason, 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gleason responded to questions from the committee.



05:18 PM --
Samantha Dehert, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Dehert responded to questions regarding the bill.



05:30 PM



Representative Primavera laid the bill over.



05:31 PM



The committee adjourned.


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