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H_SA_2018A 03/22/2018 11:16:35 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/22/2018
Attendance
Benavidez X
Hooton X
Humphrey X
Leonard *
Melton *
Sias X
Weissman X
Lontine X
Foote X
Time 11:16:35 AM to 01:30:38 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Foote
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HCR18-1001 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1224 Committee Discussion Only/Lay Over

HCR18-1001 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


11:17:59 AM  

Representative Lee, co-prime sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 18-1001.  The concurrent resolution refers a question to the voters allowing for justice and judge retention questions to be listed on the ballot by the level of court they serve, such as county or district court.  Under current law, a separate retention question must be listed for each justice or judge on the ballot.

11:20:22 AM  

The committee discussed the resolution with Representative Lee.

11:20:49 AM  

Amber McReynolds, Denver Elections Division, testified in support of the resolution.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment A]. Ms. McReynolds answered questions from the committee.

11:25:25 AM  

Wayne Williams, Secretary of State, testified in support of the resolution.

11:27:39 AM  

Matt Crane, Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the resolution.

11:28:26 AM  

Carol Tone, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the resolution.

11:29:39 AM  

Terry Scanlan, Judicial Branch, testified in a neutral capacity on the resolution.  He discussed amendment L.001 [Attachment B].  Mr. Scanlan and Representative Lee answered questions from the committee. 



11:37:46 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment B].
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey Yes
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Sias No
Weissman Yes
Lontine No
Foote Yes
YES: 4   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
11:37:46 AM  

Representative Wist, co-prime sponsor, made concluding remarks about the resolution.

11:39:07 AM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



11:40:31 AM
Motion Refer HCR18-1001 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Weissman
Seconded Melton
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton Yes
Sias Yes
Weissman Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1224 - Committee Discussion Only/Lay Over


11:40:37 AM  

Representative Willett, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1224.  The bill adds a mediation component to professional disciplinary actions initiated by state agencies.  Representative Willett provided an informational packet to the committee [Attachment C].

11:53:27 AM  

Representative Willett explained amendments L.003 and L.004 [Attachments D and E].  He answered questions from the committee.

12:18:17 PM  
Jordan May, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
12:37:51 PM  
Daniel Bishop, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:52:14 PM  
Arnie Butler, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
12:58:20 PM  
Mr. Bishop answered questions from the committee.
12:59:49 PM  

Ronne Hines, Department of Regulatory Agencies, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.  She answered questions from the committee. Representative Willett made comments to the committee.

01:05:01 PM  

Nathan Osborn, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:10:11 PM  

Cherami Ball Costigan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:14:32 PM  

Ms. Costigan and Mr. Osborn answered questions from the committee.

01:16:15 PM  
Sheryl Bridges, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:21:36 PM  
James Carr, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
01:29:30 PM  

Representative Foote laid the bill over to a date to be determined.  Senate Bill 18-156, concerning the publication of fiscal information by a county, and Senate Bill 18-076, concerning a ban on vote trading, were both laid over as well.


01:30:38 PM   Committee Adjourned