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07C2F5BCD0FDDB5D8725826A007507A4 Hearing Summary


Date Apr 9, 2018      
Location SCR 352

HB18-1264 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

03:18:17 PM  

Senators Fields and Cooke, co-sponsors, explained HB18-1264, concerning measures to clarify the scope of revenge porn criminal offenses. 

03:20:20 PM  

Cynthia Kowert, representing the Office of the Attorney General, spoke in support of the bill.  She explained that it strengthens current law and brings Colorado in line with the majority of other states.  She answered questions about determining emotional distress, intent to harass, and newsworthy, as used in the bill. 

03:32:46 PM  

Cassandra Kirsch, representing herself as an attorney, spoke in favor of the measure.  She discussed her work representing victims of online crimes and addressed the newsworthy exception, affirmative defense, and free speech.  Discussion followed regarding cause of action and invasion of privacy. 



03:40:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1264 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Cooke
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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