The following persons testified regarding SB 19-049:
Ms. Tristan Gorman, representing the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Gorman explained why statutes of limitation exist, and discussed the potential negative effects of the bill. Discussion ensued regarding the frequency with which cases of failure to report child abuse have been dismissed due to the passage of the statute of limitations.
Mr. Blake Harrison, representing the Denver District Attorney Beth McCann, testified in support of the bill.
Mr. Mike Petrash, representing the Boulder District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.
Ms. Amanda Gall, representing the Colorado District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Gall responded to technical questions about the bill, and addressed issues raised during earlier testimony. Ms. Gall responded to questions regarding the number of times a mandatory reporter has been charged with failure to report child sexual abuse, and the incentive created by the bill to report the crime.