The following persons testified regarding HB 19-1064:
Dr. Sharon Anable, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Anable discussed a crime that affected her family and the impact it has had on her and her family. She explained why ample notification of court events related to the crime is necessary.
Mr. Ray Harlan, representing Colorado Victims for Justice, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Harlan recounted a crime perpetrated against his family in Wyoming, and explained how the victim notification program in effect there compares to Colorado's. He recounted a second crime, and explained how the timing of the court proceedings made it difficult to track case.
Mr. Bill Buckley, representing himself, testified in support of HB 19-1064. Mr. Buckley recounted a crime perpetrated against his family, and explained the benefits of making the crime victim notification system an "opt-out" system.
Mr. Joe Cannatta, representing Voices of Victims, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Cannatta explained how the crime victim notification system is confusing to victim families, and discussed the need for the system to be opt-out in nature.
Ms. Valarie Finks, representing the Eighteenth Judicial District, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Finks read a statement from Mr. George Brauchler, District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District.
Ms. Nancy Lewis, representing the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Lewis discussed the benefits of creating an opt-out victim notification system, and the fiscal impact of the bill.
Ms. Leanna Stoufer, representing herself, testified in support of HB 19-1064. Ms. Stoufer recounted a crime perpetrated against her, and explained how she elected to participate in the victim notification program. She discussed the benefits of participating in the program, and explained that some victims miss the opportunity to participate in the program. Discussion ensued regarding how the current victim notification process is inadequate, and the ability on the part of victims and their families to join the program. Discussion followed regarding other jurisdictions that have switched to an opt-out victim notification system.