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s_jud_2017a_2017-04-12t13:35:52z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/12/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1172



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1172 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:37 PM -- HB17-1172



Senator Cooke, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1172, concerning criminal penalties for persons who commit human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude. Senator Cooke responded to a question concerning judicial discretion regarding sentencing. Committee discussion ensued on this point.



03:42 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, and the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill. He provided his reasons for supporting the bill.



03:44 PM --
Morgan County Sheriff Jim Crone, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Sheriff Crone discussed the effects of trafficking on minors, and the benefit of the bill.



Mr. Turner responded to a question concerning judicial discretion in sentencing.





03:49 PM



Senator Cooke provided closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1172
TIME: 03:50:22 PM
MOVED: Cooke
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1172 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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