Ms. Pamela Maass, representing herself, and Ms. Jane Klingensmith, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Maass explained the function of rape shield laws, and discussed the need to extend the law in Colorado to civil suits. Ms. Maass responded to questions regarding civil cases in Colorado where the rape shield law was necessary. Committee members received a letter from the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center in support of the bill (Attachment F). Ms. Klingensmith recounted her experiences as a sexual assault victim subjected to tactics in court that would have been precluded by a rape shield law.