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s_jud_2018a_2018-02-14t13:33:26z4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-026

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date Feb 14, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-026 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

03:48:52 PM  

Senator Kagan explained SB18-026 concerning measures to make sex offender registration more effective.  He explained that the bill will not change the substance of who registers as a sex offender but instead provides ways to streamline and clarify the process.  

He presented Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.006 (Attachments B, C, D, and E). 

 

04:05:17 PM  

Maureen Cain, representing the Office of State Public Defender, spoke in favor of the bill.  She explained that the bill makes the registry process less burdensome and concentrates on procedural, not substantive, changes.

04:10:45 PM  

Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council (CDAC), spoke in support of the bill, as amended.  She stated that the bill is the product of a collaborative stakeholder process and is an improvement to the current registry system. 

Senator Kagan assured the committee that he will withdraw support for the measure if the House amends the bill to shift CDAC's position on it.    

04:17:13 PM  

Mark Bearu, representing himself as a registered sex offender, supports the bill.  He explained that the process is very confusing. 

04:20:46 PM  

Christian Mohr, representing the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, provided a neutral opinion about the bill,  He reported to be a part of drafting the amendments and believes the bill will help streamline the registry process, especially for those who are incapacitated. 

04:24:45 PM  

Laura Richards, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill, as amended.  She reported that the sex offender registry is not a rehabilitative tool but rather provides a sense of comfort for victims. 

04:27:34 PM  

Joseph Guerrierie, representing himself, spoke in favor of the bill. 



04:33:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:33:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:33:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:33:58 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


04:35:32 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-026, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Kagan
Seconded
Coram Yes
Fields Yes
Kagan Yes
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS