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h_sa_2017a_2017-01-25t13:33:07z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 01/25/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1014



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1014, as amended, to the Commi
PASS

PASS







05:45 PM -- HB17-1014



The committee came back to order.



Representative Rosenthal and Representative Williams, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1404. Under current law, a voter that shows his or her completed ballot in a manner that discloses its contents commits a misdemeanor offense. This bill allows a voter to disclose the contents of his or her completed ballot by showing it to any other person or by making an image available through electronic means (social media). The bill also authorizes municipal and county clerks to place reasonable restrictions on the use of photography or other activities at a polling place or other location in which votes are tabulated. Lastly, the bill makes the trading of a vote or offering to trade a vote a misdemeanor and clarifies that it is a misdemeanor to take a picture of another person's completed ballot.



05:54 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Secretary of State's Office, testified on the bill. Ms. Staiert answered questions from the committee.



06:04 PM -- Ryan Parsell, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office, testified in support of the bill.



06:07 PM -- Colin Phipps, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:11 PM -- Scott Romano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



06:14 PM --
Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





06:18 PM



Representative Rosenthal presented amendment L.001 (Attachment J).



17HouseState0125AttachJ.pdf17HouseState0125AttachJ.pdf

BILL: HB17-1014
TIME: 06:19:49 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J). The motion passed on a vote of 7-2.
SECONDED: Weissman
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
YES: 7 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





06:20 PM



Representative Williams made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1014
TIME: 06:26:51 PM
MOVED: Williams D.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1014, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 8-1.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 8 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







06:27 PM



The committee adjourned.








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