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D8867FA1A66AD89A87258527005D5F3A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB20-1308

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Date Mar 10, 2020      
Location LSB A



HB20-1308 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:00:00 AM  
Representative Arndt, prime sponsor, introduced
House Bill 20-1308, concerning clarification under the Colorado Open Meetings
Law regarding communications by electronic mail that do not relate to the
substance of public business.  The bill makes changes to language
in the law and clarifies that communication not related to business or
the substance of pending legislation is not subject to Colorado Open Meetings
law.  Other communications not subject to the law include the scheduling
of meetings, forwarding emails by elected officials, elected official responses
to queries from individuals who are not members of the state or local public
body, or posing a question for later discussion by the public body.

11:01:38 AM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
11:02:18 AM  
Heather Stauffer, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
11:05:36 AM  
Honore Depew, representing the City of Fort Collins, testified in support of the bill.
11:07:46 AM  
The bill sponsor made closing remarks.


11:09:12 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1308 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Valdez D.
Seconded Hooton
Carver Yes
Catlin Yes
Froelich Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Melton Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Valdez D. Yes
Wilson Yes
Exum Excused
Gray Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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