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H_SA_2016A 04/11/2016 01:41:29 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 04/11/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:41 PM to 04:39 PM
Foote
X
Humphrey
X
Place: LSB A
Leonard
X
Neville P.
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Primavera
X
Representative Ryden
Tyler
X
Wist
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Julia Jackson
Ryden
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1219

HB16-1434

HJR16-1010

HR16-1004

HB16-1219

HB16-1369
Postponed Indefinitely

Amended, Referred to Appropriations

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely





01:42 PM -- HB16-1219



Representative Ryden announced that Senate Bill 16-006, which was listed on the day's calendar, would instead be heard at a later date.



Representative Priola, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1219 to the committee. This bill requires county clerks (clerks) to assume the responsibility of providing driver license services as soon as possible, but no later than July 1, 2021. Driver license services include the issuance of driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards as well as testing. Whenever feasible, clerks must provide driver license services at the same location that they provide registration and titling services. The Department of Revenue (DOR), which currently provides driver license services, is required to work with the clerks to identify the actions and funding needed for the clerks to assume this responsibility in the most efficient manner. This bill also requires DOR to maximize state cost savings by closing state driver license offices that are no longer needed.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Priola.



01:55 PM --
Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:58 PM --
Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder representing Larimer County and the Colorado County Clerks' Association (CCCA), testified against the bill.





















02:03 PM --
Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk representing CCCA, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:07 PM --
Bill Clayton, representing Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.





02:10 PM



Representative Priola discussed amendment L.005 (Attachment A).



16HouseState0411AttachA.pdf16HouseState0411AttachA.pdf



Chris Creighton, Legislative Council Staff, spoke about the fiscal impact of amendment L.005 and responded to committee member questions.

BILL: HB16-1219
TIME: 02:21:58 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A) to House BIll 16-1219. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





02:22 PM



Representative Priola wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



The bill was laid over for action later in the meeting.



















02:29 PM -- HB16-1434



Representatives K. Becker and Kagan, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1434 to the committee. This bill expands the disclosure requirements related to political party communication activity under the Fair Campaign Practices Act to include spending and communication advocating for the election or defeat of a political party. The disclosures must be submitted to the Secretary of State's Office (SOS).



Committee members discussed the bill with Representatives K. Becker and Kagan.



02:40 PM --
Peg Perl, representing Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:48 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.





02:55 PM



Representative Kagan discussed amendment L.001 (Attachment B).



16HouseState0411AttachB.pdf16HouseState0411AttachB.pdf

BILL: HB16-1434
TIME: 02:56:26 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B) to House Bill 16-1434. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Tyler
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





















02:57 PM



Representatives K. Becker and Kagan wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1434
TIME: 02:59:09 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1434, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:59 PM



The committee recessed.





03:08 PM -- HJR16-1010



The committee reconvened.



Representative Everett, sponsor, presented House Joint Resolution 16-1010 to the committee. The resolution changes joint rules to reduce the amount of legislation introduced during a regular session of the General Assembly.



Committee members discussed the resolution with Representative Everett.
























BILL: HJR16-1010
TIME: 03:18:12 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Joint Resolution 16-1010 to the full House of Representatives. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HJR16-1010
TIME: 03:18:57 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Joint Resolution 16-1010 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



























03:20 PM -- HR16-1004



Representative Everett, sponsor, presented House Resolution 16-1004 to the committee. The resolution changes rules of the House of Representatives to require two-thirds of the members elected to the House of Representatives to grant authorization previously required from the House committee on delayed bills.

BILL: HR16-1004
TIME: 03:22:36 PM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer House Resolution 16-1004 to the full House of Representatives. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HR16-1004
TIME: 03:23:18 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Resolution 16-1004 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:24 PM -- HB16-1219



Committee members commented on the bill. Public testimony was heard earlier in the meeting.

BILL: HB16-1219
TIME: 03:25:06 PM
MOVED: Neville P.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1219, as amended, to the Committee on Finance. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1219
TIME: 03:25:34 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1219 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















03:26 PM



The committee recessed.





03:34 PM -- HB16-1369



The committee reconvened.



Representative Rosenthal, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1369 to the committee and provided a handout (Attachment C). Under current law, a voter that shows his or her completed ballot in a way that discloses its contents commits a criminal misdemeanor offense. This bill eliminates the criminal offense for a voter who discloses his or her completed ballot through electronic means. This bill also clarifies that it is a criminal misdemeanor offense to take a photograph of another voter's ballot.



16HouseState0411AttachC.pdf16HouseState0411AttachC.pdf



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Rosenthal.



04:07 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



04:16 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified against the bill.





04:23 PM



Representative Rosenthal wrapped up his presentation of the bill.





04:29 PM



Bob Lackner, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee member questions.



Committee members commented on the bill.
































BILL: HB16-1369
TIME: 04:37:13 PM
MOVED: Tyler
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1369 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Wist
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
Yes
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: HB16-1369
TIME: 04:38:55 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 16-1369 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Foote
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
No
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





04:39 PM



The committee adjourned.