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1566C53C56B3572F8725865C008303B5 Hearing Summary


Date Jan 13, 2021      
Location HCR 0112

HB21-1004 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

04:51:05 PM  
The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Representatives Snyder and Soper, prime sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1004, concerning... Representative Snyder explained the effect of the bill and discussed its need. Representative Soper provided additional input on the bill. Representative Soper responded to questions regarding what constitutes an electromagnetic will. Discussion ensued regarding opposition to the bill, and the functioning of electronic wills.
05:09:27 PM  
Representative Snyder responded to questions regarding the ability of local governments to process wills under HB 21-1004. Discussion ensued regarding the potential for fraud or distress issues to present themselves under the bill.
05:14:22 PM  
The following persons testified regarding HB 21-1004:

Stan Kent, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:23:56 PM  
Letty Maxfield, representing the Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:53 PM  
Kathleen Johnson, representing Sherman and Howard, LLC, testified in support of the bill.
05:29:44 PM  
No amendments were offered to HB 21-1004. The bill sponsor provided closing remarks on the merits of the bill. Representative Sandridge discussed the merits of the bill.

05:34:49 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1004 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Snyder
Seconded Sandridge
Benavidez Yes
Bradfield Yes
Daugherty Yes
Gonzales-Gutierrez Yes
Gray Yes
Kipp Yes
Luck Yes
Rich Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Bird Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details