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1FD231C7787AEF10872586D3007257CA Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1142

SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY
Date May 12, 2021      
Location SCR 352



HB21-1142 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

02:49:00 PM  

Senator Gonzales, bill sponsor, explained House Bill 21-1142, concerning measures related to eyewitness identification techniques, and, in connection therewith, requiring reporting data related to eyewitness techniques and regulating the use of showup identifications.  She discussed best practices, policies, and standardization and distributed a packet of material about showup identifications (Attachment A).  

Senator Gonzales distributed Amendments L.009 (Attachment B) and L.010 (Attachment C).

02:54:29 PM  

Sharon Battle, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Charles Battle II, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

Timothy Lane, representing CDAC, testified to amend the bill.

03:07:38 PM  

Committee memers asked questions about showups and admissibility in court.  Further questions were raised about transporting witnesses in small jurisdictions.  Discussion followed about probable cause and investigatory stops. 

 

03:21:20 PM  

Ms Marilynn Ackermann, representing Together Colorado/Showup Identification Regulation, testified in support of the bill.

Ms. Amelia Power, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Jeff Riester, representing Department of Law, testified in support of the bill.

03:32:39 PM  

Committee members asked questions about the stakeholder process.

Beth McCann, representing self, testified in support of the bill.

Mr. Ron Sloan, representing Colorado Assn. of Chiefs of Police, testified in support of the bill.

03:42:19 PM  

Committee members asked questions about the bill's application to small law enforcement agencies.

03:45:11 PM  

Senator Gonzales explained Amendment L 009 (Attachment B) regarding lighting and unobstructed views. 



03:46:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment B)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:46:23 PM  

Senator Gonzales explained Amendment L. 010 (Attachment C) regarding admissibility in court. 



03:47:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment C)
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:48:12 PM  

Senator Gonzales made a conceptual amendment to the bill on page 8, line 14, to strike the word "were" and substitute "shall be". 



03:48:45 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke
Gardner
Rodriguez
Gonzales
Lee
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:49:19 PM  
Senator Gonzales made closing remarks


03:50:19 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1142, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Cooke Yes
Gardner Yes
Rodriguez Yes
Gonzales Yes
Lee Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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