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h_sa_2017a_2017-02-23t10:17:52z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1158



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion p

Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion p

Refer House Bill 17-1158, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

Pass Without Objection

PASS







10:19 AM -- HB17-1158



Representative Foote announced that House Bill 17-1155, concerning the ability to cure campaign finance reporting deficiencies without penalty, would be laid over to a future date to be announced.



Representative McKean, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1158. The bill modifies and clarifies charitable organization requirements under the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act as follows:



• By requiring that registration statements or renewals, financial reports, and solicitation notices be signed and affirmed under penalty perjury, this bill makes falsifying a charitable organization's financial reports or registration documents a second degree perjury offense, which is a class one misdemeanor.

• Any changes that affect the identity of the organization, such as a name change or tax status change, must be reported to the Department of State within 30 days.

• The time limit for a request for a hearing on the denial, suspension, or revocation of a registration is changed from 5 to 30 days.

• The requirement that a charitable organization designate a registered agent for the service of process and notices is replaced with the requirement that the organization provide an address of record.

• The failure to file a financial report is subject to a fine. Notice of failure to file is deemed received if it is sent twice by the Department of State to the address on file.

• The Department of State may promulgate rules providing for the withdraw of an active registration by a charitable organization.



Representative McKean answered questions from the committee. He distributed amendment L.002 to the committee (Attachment A). Representative Benavidez distributed amendment L.004 to the committee (Attachment B).



17HouseState0223AttachA.pdf17HouseState0223AttachA.pdf 17HouseState0223AttachB.pdf17HouseState0223AttachB.pdf



10:29 AM --
Tim Griesmer, Colorado Department of State, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Griesmer answered questions from the committee.



10:46 AM --
Mark Turner, Colorado Nonprofit Association, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Turner answered questions from the committee.



10:51 AM --
Sophia San Miguel, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. San Miguel answered questions from the committee.





10:55 AM



Representative Melton discussed amendment L.002.

BILL: HB17-1158
TIME: 10:55:44 AM
MOVED: Melton
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment A). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lontine
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





10:56 AM



Representative Benavidez explained amendment L.004. The committee discussed amendment L.004. Representative McKean answered questions about amendment L.004.

BILL: HB17-1158
TIME: 10:57:38 AM
MOVED: Benavidez
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Hooton
VOTE
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





10:58 AM



Representative McKean made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB17-1158
TIME: 11:01:39 AM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1158, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 9-0.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







11:02 AM



The committee adjourned.








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