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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-05t13:32:09z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1188



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1188 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:32 PM -- HB17-1188



Senator Coram and Senator Moreno, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1188 to the committee. Under current law, harassment is a class 3 misdemeanor unless the offender intends to intimidate or harass someone based on his or her actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin, in which case it is a class 1 misdemeanor. Under the bill, harassment based on a person's physical or mental disability or sexual orientation is also a class 1 misdemeanor.



01:35 PM --
Scott Turner, representing the Office of the Attorney General and the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



01:39 PM --
Jeremy Shaver, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





01:47 PM



Committee members discussed the bill with the sponsors.



01:50 PM --
Ralph Ogden, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:51 PM --
Peg Ackerman, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:52 PM --
Jordan Anthony, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:54 PM --
Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:57 PM --
Karen Axe, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



02:00 PM --
Francesca Maes, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM --
Megan Saleebey, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Tristan Gorman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.



02:12 PM --
Denise Archuleta, representing herself, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





02:18 PM



Senators Coram and Moreno wrapped up their presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1188
TIME: 02:19:57 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1188 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














The House and Senate are temporarily adjourned.  The building is closed to the public.

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