The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1073:
Ms. Katie Arehart, representing the Brighton Police Department, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Arehart discussed the benefits her department realizes as a result of data sharing.
Mr. Cooper Reveley, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified on the bill from a neutral position. Mr. Reveley discussed the department's ability to administer the grant program created by the bill, and potential benefits to be realized from the bill's passage.
Mr. Paul O'Keefe, representing the Aurora Police Department, testified on HB 19-1073. Mr. O'Keefe explained the workings of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium (CISC), and discussed the benefits of information sharing.
Sheriff Steve Weems, representing Weld County, testified in support of the bill. He discussed costs associated with joining the CISC, and the benefits that accrue to victims as a result of interdepartmental information sharing. Sheriff Weems and Mr. O'Keefe responded to questions regarding costs to agencies associated with joining the CISC. Discussion ensued regarding law enforcement training pertaining to mental health issues, and methods for ensuring that information shared among the consortium is not biased. Discussion followed regarding how the money appropriated under the bill would be used, and the types of information that are inappropriate to share among the CISC.