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5A362C1B9D82C812872583CF00727ABC Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-185

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 1, 2019      
Location SCR 357



SB19-185 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:50:28 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:55:20 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:55:27 PM  

Senator Lundeen and Senator Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-185 to the committee. Under the bill, a minor charged with prostitution is immune from criminal liability if probable cause exists to believe they are a victim of human trafficking for involuntary or sexual servitude. The bill also makes being a minor who is a victim of human trafficking for involuntary or sexual servitude an affirmative defense to any criminal violation.

02:58:51 PM  

The sponsors distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Attachment B) to the committee.

03:02:09 PM  

Christian Gardner-Wood, representing the Boulder County District Attorney, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:44 PM  

Lara Mullin, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:06:09 PM  

Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:07:50 PM  

Mr. Hanuman, Ms. Mullin, and Mr. Gardner-Wood responded to committee questions about the amendments and the bill.

03:17:54 PM  

Commander James Henning, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:17 PM  

Kelly Dore, representing the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

03:25:24 PM  

Samantha Jadin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:40 PM  
Senators Lundeen and Fields discussed the
amendments and wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


03:34:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Lundeen
Marble
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:34:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Lundeen
Marble
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:37:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-185, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen Yes
Marble Yes
Court Yes
Foote 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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