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272B02EBFDD4B475872583D00081F382 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1243

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 2, 2019      
Location LSB A



HB19-1243 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:39:27 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:48:39 PM  

The committee came back to order.

05:49:09 PM  

Representative Coleman, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1243. The bill allows preregistered minors ages 16 and 17 to vote on school district contests and ballot measures. Representative Coleman answered questions from the committee. Representative Coleman provided the committee members with a legal memorandum from the Office of Legislative Legal Services (Attachment X).  He also provided a handout to the committee from Student Voice, Student Vote (Attachment Y).

06:00:06 PM  

Matt Cook, Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:04:10 PM  

Pam Anderson, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:08:27 PM  

Lizzy Stephan, New Era Colorado, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.

06:11:10 PM  

Ms. Anderson and Mr. Cook answered questions from the committee.

06:17:29 PM  

Lindsi Reyes, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

06:21:33 PM  

Tony Pigford, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

06:23:06 PM  

Olivia Caudill, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:26:24 PM  

Michael Cummings, University of Colorado Denver, testified in support of the bill.

06:31:56 PM  

Kevante Hobley, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

06:35:41 PM  

Rachael Lehman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:39:51 PM  

Danna Martinez-Angolo, Student Voice, Student Vote and the Student Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.

06:41:27 PM  

Tim Kubik, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:44:50 PM  

Ms. Lehman responded to committee member comments.

06:47:26 PM  

Tay Anderson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:49:49 PM  

Candi CdeBaca, Project Voyce, testified in support of the bill.

06:53:54 PM  

Melissa Ruiz, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:55:14 PM  

Gabriel Haitron, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:56:17 PM  

Leslie Chomic, League of Women Voters of Colorado, read a statement in support of the bill from Andrea Wilkins.

06:59:02 PM  

Cherry-Rose Anderson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, testified in support of the bill.

07:02:35 PM  

Peg Perl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:05:08 PM  

Joe McComb, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

07:06:51 PM  

Allison Brown, Schott Foundation for Public Education, testified in support of the bill.

07:12:09 PM  

Katie Maloney, representing herself, read a statement in support of the bill from Alessandra Chavira.

07:13:12 PM  

Ashly Villa-Ortega, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

07:15:49 PM  

Esperanza Garcia, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

07:18:04 PM  

Tezcatti Diaz, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

07:21:35 PM  

Roshon Bliss, Student Voice, Student Vote, testified in support of the bill.

07:25:49 PM  

Mr. Bliss answered questions from the committee.

07:30:51 PM  

Representative Coleman explained amendment L.001 (Attachment Z).



07:32:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment Z).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Sirota
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:32:14 PM  

Representative Coleman explained amendment L.002 (Attachment AA).



07:33:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment AA).
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Sirota
Duran
Humphrey
Lewis
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:33:38 PM  

Representative Coleman made concluding remarks about the bill.

07:37:40 PM  

Megan Waples, Office of Legislative Legal Services, answered questions from the committee.

07:38:35 PM  

Committee members made comments regarding the bill. Representative Coleman responded to committee member comments. Committee discussion about the bill ensued.



07:48:35 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1243 indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Kennedy
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lewis Yes
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS