June 23, 2019

SB 13-198: Allowing Closure of Court to Public when Sexually Exploitative Materials or Forensic Interviews Related to a Child are Being Presented

On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Sen. Cheri Jahn introduced SB 13-198 – Concerning Closing a Court to the Public When Sexually Exploitative Material Related to a Specific Child is Being Presented as Evidence. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.

The bill provides a court with the option to close the court to the public, when it is in the best interest of a child, when images of sexually exploitative materials or forensic interviews directly related to that child are being presented as evidence in court and the child or forensic interviewer is on the witness stand. On March 13, the Judiciary Committee amended the bill and sent it to the 2nd Reading Consent calendar for consideration by the full Senate.