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h_jud_2017a_2017-01-24t13:32:22z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/24/2017

Location: HCR 0112

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1040



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1040 to the Committee of the W PASS







01:42 PM -- HB17-1040



Representatives Lundeen and Foote, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1040, concerning authorizing the interception of communication relating to a crime of human trafficking. Representative Lundeen provided background on the issue of human trafficking. Representative Foote explained why wiretapping is a useful tool in combatting human trafficking. Representative Foote responded to questions regarding the efficacy of wiretapping in human trafficking cases. The following persons testified regarding HB 17-1040:



01:53 PM --
Mr. Scott Turner, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office and the Colorado Coalition for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Turner followed up on questions regarding why wiretapping is useful in human trafficking cases.



01:56 PM --
Mr. Chris Johnson, representing the County Sheriffs of Colorado, testified in support of HB 17-1040.



01:57 PM --
Mr. Ron Sloan, representing the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sloan discussed the necessity for intercepting certain communications when investigating human trafficking. Mr. Sloan responded to questions regarding the interstate nature of human trafficking, and coordination between state and federal authorities to combat it. Discussion ensued regarding the involvement of local law enforcement in policing human trafficking, and projected trends in human trafficking investigations if the bill were to pass.





02:04 PM



Representatives Foote and Lundeen provided closing remarks in support of HB 17-1040.

BILL: HB17-1040
TIME: 02:05:16 PM
MOVED: Lundeen
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1040 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 10-0.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Carver
Excused
Foote
Yes
Herod
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Willett
Yes
Wist
Yes
Salazar
Yes
Lee
Yes
Final YES: 10 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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