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H_SA_2017A 05/04/2017 11:17:34 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Date: 05/04/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:17 AM to 12:53 PM
Benavidez
*
Hooton
X
Place: LSB A
Humphrey
X
Leonard
*
This Meeting was called to order by
Melton
*
Representative Foote
Weissman
X
Williams D.
X
This Report was prepared by
Lontine
X
Amanda King
Foote
*
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-276

SJM17-006

SCR17-001
Postponed Indefinitely

Postponed Indefinitely

Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:18 AM -- SB17-276



Representative Neville, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-276. The bill requires that when a small business commits a first-time, minor violation of certain administrative rules, state agencies must notify the small business in writing of the violation, including steps needed to correct the violation, and give the small business 30 business days to address the violation. If the small business fails to address the violation within that time, the agency may impose a fine. A small business may request additional time if it has made a good faith effort to address the violation. The bill does not apply to situations where statute requires an agency to assess a fine for noncompliance with an agency rule or statute.



11:22 AM --
Tony Gagliardi, National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Gagliardi answered questions from the committee.



11:26 AM --
Kjersten Forseth, Colorado AFL-CIO, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Forseth answered questions from the committee.





11:38 AM



Representative Neville made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill. The committee discussed whether the bill should be referred to the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee with Representative Neville.

























11:46 AM



The committee took a brief recess.





11:48 AM



Representative Foote called the committee back to order.

BILL: SB17-276
TIME: 11:49:10 AM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-276 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion was withdrawn.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Withdrawn























































11:49 AM



Committee discussion about the bill ensued.

BILL: SB17-276
TIME: 11:51:05 AM
MOVED: Humphrey
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-276 to the Committee on Business Affairs and Labor. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Leonard
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-276
TIME: 11:52:46 AM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-276 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS















11:53 AM -- SCR17-001



Representative Melton and Representative Van Winkle, co-prime resolution sponsors, presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-001. The concurrent resolution refers a constitutional amendment to voters to reduce the age qualification for a member of the General Assembly from 25 to 21.



Representative Van Winkle and Representative Melton answered questions from the committee.



12:08 PM --
Caroline Fry, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the resolution. Ms. Fry answered questions from the committee.



12:10 PM --
David Sabados, Colorado Young Democrats, testified in support of the resolution. Mr. Sabados answered questions from the committee.





12:16 PM



Representative Van Winkle and Representative Melton responded to comments from the committee.





12:19 PM



Representative Lontine laid the resolution over until the end of the meeting.





12:20 PM -- SJM17-006



Representative Leonard, memorial sponsor, presented Senate Joint Memorial 17-006. The memorial concerns the transfer of federal transportation funding to the state. Representative Leonard provided two handouts to the committee (Attachments A and B). Representative Leonard answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0504AttachA.pdf17HouseState0504AttachA.pdf 17HouseState0504AttachB.pdf17HouseState0504AttachB.pdf











































12:36 PM



Representative Leonard made concluding remarks about the memorial. Committee members made comments about the memorial.

BILL: SJM17-006
TIME: 12:38:41 PM
MOVED: Leonard
MOTION: Refer SJM17-006 to the Full House. The motion failed on a vote of 3-6.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
No
Weissman
No
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
No
Foote
No
YES: 3 NO: 6 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SJM17-006
TIME: 12:40:18 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Postpone SJM17-006 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS

















12:40 PM -- SCR17-001



The committee resumed discussion of Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-001. Representative Melton and Representative Van Winkle made concluding remarks about Senate Concurrent Resolution 17-001. Committee members made comments about the resolution.

BILL: SCR17-001
TIME: 12:50:40 PM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Refer SCR17-001 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
No
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:52 PM



Representative Foote announced that the committee may hold another meeting if any additional bills are assigned to the committee. The committee adjourned.


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