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s_jud_2017a_2017-02-01t13:31:10z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/01/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-051



SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion p

Refer Senate Bill 17-051, as amended, to the Commi


PASS







01:31 PM -- SB17-051



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Senators Fields and Gardner, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 174-051, which modifies current law concerning the rights of crime victims. The bill adds three new offenses to the definition of "crime" to include: failure to stop at the scene of an accident that results in serious bodily injury of another person; violation of a protection order issued against a person charged with stalking; and posting a private image for harassment or monetary gain. The bill updates the definition of "modification of sentence" to include a resentencing following a probation revocation hearing or request for early termination of probation.



01:33 PM --
Ms. Andi Martin, representing the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. She spoke about the victim's rights detailed in the bill. She also responded to questions and comments from the committee.





01:51 PM



Ms. Martin continued to address questions from the committee. She and Senator Gardner discussed how the bill changes existing practice.



01:53 PM --
Ms. Nancy Lewis, Executive Director, representing the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance, testified in support of the bill.



01:55 PM --
Ms. Kaia Anderson, representing herself as the victim of a stalker, testified in support of the bill.



02:01 PM --
Ms. Jennifer Anderson, representing the Colorado Attorney General's Office, testified in support of the bill.



02:02 PM --
Mr. Timothy Lane, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.



02:05 PM --
Ms. Emily Tofte Nestaval, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center, testified in support of the bill.



02:07 PM --
Ms. Kelly Kissell, Manager, Office of Victim Programs, Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Public Safety, testified about amendment L.001 (Attachment A).



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02:11 PM --
Ms. Maureen Cain, representing the Office of the State Public Defender, testified in opposition to the bill. She discussed concerns with provisions on page 4, line 22 and page 6, lines 22 through 26 of the bill. Ms. Cain responded to a question from the committee.



02:20 PM --
Ms. Lydia Waligorski, Public Policy Director, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, testified in support of the bill. She responded to a question from the committee. Senator Gardner also commented.



02:25 PM --
Ms. Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support in the bill.





02:29 PM



Senators Fields and Gardner made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-051
TIME: 02:33:12 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Fields
Kagan
Cooke
Gardner
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:




BILL: SB17-051
TIME: 02:33:42 PM
MOVED: Gardner
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-051, as amended, to the Committee on State, Veterans, and Military Affairs. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Coram
Yes
Fields
Yes
Kagan
Yes
Cooke
Yes
Gardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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