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62122F64A926D8678725838B00731AB3 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-042

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Jan 23, 2019      
Location SCR 357



SB19-042 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:57:16 PM  
Senator Foote, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-042 to the committee. The bill enters Colorado into an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote.

Committee members received a packet of information about the bill (Attachment A).

02:01:19 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Foote.
02:19:15 PM  
Secretary Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:16 PM  
Secretary Griswold responded to committee member questions.

Judd Choate, Director of Elections, Department of State, responded to committee member questions.

02:26:49 PM  
Tara Ross, representing herself, testified against the bill. She responded to committee member questions.
02:34:34 PM  
Polly Baca, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:31 PM  
Trent England, representing the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs, testified against the bill.
02:49:39 PM  
Michael Neil, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:25 PM  
Robert Hardaway, representing himself, testified against the bill.
02:57:44 PM  
Professor Hardaway responded to committee member questions.
02:57:58 PM  
Mark Grueskin, representing National Popular Vote, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:19 PM  
Brenda Stokes, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:06:09 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado (LWV), testified in support of the bill. Committee members received two handouts from the LWV (Attachments B and C).
03:10:05 PM  
Holly Monkman, representing the LWV, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:21 PM  
Linda Sorauf, representing the LWV, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:30 PM  
Ms. Wilkins and Ms. Sorauf responded to committee member questions.
03:21:13 PM  
Mario Nicolais, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:24:48 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:08 PM  
Mark Short, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:28:23 PM  
Ralph Burns, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written copy of his remarks (Attachment D).
03:31:58 PM  
Joe Webb, representing the Jefferson County Republican Party, testified against the bill.
03:34:42 PM  
Neil DiMuccio, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:09 PM  
Kyle Brown, representing the Constitution Party of Colorado, testified against the bill.
03:43:38 PM  

Andy Kerr, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:44:16 PM  
Jean Osborne, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:52:01 PM  
Diane Curlette, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:28 PM  
Danny Moore, representing himself, testified
against the bill.  Mr. Moore responded to committee member questions.
04:02:37 PM  
Sylvia Bernstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:49 PM  
David Rusterholtz, representing the Teller County Republican Central Committee, testified against the bill.
04:06:34 PM  

Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:13 PM  
Erik Stone, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:11:32 PM  
Anne Hazelton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill and responded to committee member comments.
04:20:43 PM  
Gary Young, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:20:57 PM  
Committee members received a packet of letters in support of the bill (Attachment E).
04:28:10 PM  
Francine Haber, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:27 PM  
Aaron Wiseman, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:29:21 PM  

Kathleen Schmidt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:46 PM  
Katrina Jennings, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:39:16 PM  
Stan Gelb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:21 PM  
Jan Cook, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:46:08 PM  

Stu Zeiger, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:48:02 PM  
Elena Northen, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:51:36 PM  
Deborah Vink, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:52 PM  
Linda Petrie Bunch, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  She provided handouts for the committee
(Attachment F).
04:55:41 PM  
Geoff Dolman, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  He provided a written copy of his testimony
 (Attachment G).
04:59:21 PM  
Jim DeWall, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:16 PM  
Beth Utton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:52 PM  
Drew Newnam, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:12:01 PM  
Helen Kelly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:57 PM  
Jody DesChenes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:19 PM  
Alan Bernstein, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:17 PM  
Nancy O'Dell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:44 PM  
Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:16 PM  
Cherry-Rose Anderson, representing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), testified in support of the bill.
05:31:16 PM  
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:33:54 PM  
Robert Nemonich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:48 PM  
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:40:49 PM  
Doug Crow, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:42:58 PM  
Howard Christensen, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.  He responded to committee member
questions.
05:54:11 PM  

Ron Ratkovich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment H).

05:58:28 PM  
Jim Towle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:00:03 PM  
Christine Jensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:06:53 PM  
Dale Lanan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:37 PM  
Ellen Lewis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:50 PM  
Kate Shea, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:28 PM  
Peggy Leach, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:14:53 PM  
Clifton Smedley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:18:15 PM  
Jeff Hart, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
06:24:44 PM  
Luc Trudel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:00 PM  
Jesse Kumin, representing Best Democracy,
testified in support of the bill.
06:31:13 PM  

Ray Haynes, former California State Senator representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:35:08 PM  
Senator Foote wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:45:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-042 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Todd Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS