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A728C331AB8949D9872583E000748AA2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-007

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Apr 18, 2019      
Location SCR 352



SB19-007 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


03:13:00 PM  

Senator Winter and Senator Pettersen, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-007, which concerns the prevention of sexual misconduct on higher education campuses.  The co-sponsors provided opening comments on the bill and answered questions from the committee.  The co-sponsors distributed amendments L.002, L.003, L.004, and L.006 (Attachments E through H).

03:21:00 PM  

The committee discussed the bill and amendments.

03:34:53 PM  

Mark Cavanaugh, representing Independent Higher Education of Colorado, spoke about the bill in a neutral position, if amended.

03:37:56 PM  

Jeremy Hueth, representing the University of Colorado, spoke about the bill in a neutral position, if amended.

03:40:25 PM  

Erica Weston, representing the University of Colorado, spoke on the bill in a neutral position.

03:41:16 PM  

Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado State University System, spoke about the bill in a neutral position, if amended.

03:42:24 PM  

Peter Han, representing the Colorado School of Mines, spoke about the bill in a neutral position, if amended.

03:43:26 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.

03:56:44 PM  

Hannah Rose, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

04:01:14 PM  

Jean McCallister, representing the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, spoke in support of the bill, if amended.

04:04:45 PM  

Cari Simon, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

04:08:31 PM  

Ever Hanna, representing End Rape on Campus, spoke in support of the bill.

04:11:36 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

04:18:25 PM  

Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, spoke in support of the bill.

04:22:09 PM  

Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), spoke in support of the bill.

04:25:11 PM  

Gena Ozols, representing the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, spoke in support of the bill.

04:28:10 PM  

Luce Stone, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

04:31:06 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

04:33:32 PM  

Trent Cromartie, representing Stop Abusive and Violent Enviroments, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:38:36 PM  

Lara Baker, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:42:04 PM  

Larry Mertes, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:45:34 PM  

Grant Neal, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:49:27 PM  

The panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.

05:03:55 PM  

Hailey McMuure, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

05:09:30 PM  

Kelsey Brown, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

05:11:39 PM  

Saul Alfaro, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

05:13:07 PM  

Krista McPhersen, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

05:16:35 PM  

Lillian Goodman, representing herself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.

05:19:27 PM  

Kate Gillespie, representing herself, spoke in support of the bill.

05:21:48 PM  

Jess Davidson, Executive Director of End Rape on Campus, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Davidson answered questions from the committee.



05:36:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:36:23 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:36:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:36:51 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges
Hill
Lundeen
Story
Todd
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:36:53 PM  

Senator Hill proposed a conceptual amendment.  Committee discussion ensued.

05:40:22 PM  

Jeremiah Barry, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to answer questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.



05:54:33 PM
Motion This is a conceptual amendment. On page 4 of the introduced bill, strike lines 18 through 23.
Moved Hill
Seconded
Bridges No
Hill Yes
Lundeen Yes
Story No
Todd No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:55:14 PM  

Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.



05:57:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-007, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Hill No
Lundeen No
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS