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h_sa_2018a_2018-03-14t13:34:30z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB18-1178

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 14, 2018      
Location LSB A



HB18-1178 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:20:33 PM  

Representative Williams, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 18-1178.  Conditional upon voter approval, the bill creates civil and criminal penalties for creating sanctuary jurisdictions.  A sanctuary jurisdiction is defined as one that adopts a law, ordinance, or policy that prohibits or in any way restricts an official or employee from cooperating and complying with federal immigration law or from sending, receiving, or using information regarding the immigration status of an individual. A sanctuary jurisdiction can be the state, a city, a county, a school district, a special district, an institution of higher education, or any other political subdivision of the state. Representative Williams provided the committee with a written statement from Nick Rogers of the Denver Police Protective Association [Attachment G].

03:28:31 PM  

John Sampson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

03:37:35 PM  

Denise Maes, American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

03:54:14 PM  

Chris Lazarus, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

04:06:17 PM  
Rachel Sandoval, Colorado Education Association and Denver Classroom Teachers Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:10:15 PM  
Christina Medina, Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:13:52 PM  

Committee members made comments.  Ms. Sandoval and Ms. Medina made additional comments to the committee.  Representative Williams made comments to the committee.

04:16:36 PM  

Dawn Keller, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  She answered questions from the committee.

04:23:32 PM  

Ana Temu, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:27:24 PM  

Gray Buckley, Retired Peace Officers of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

04:31:08 PM  

Alli Daley, Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill.  She stated that the Colorado Municipal League also opposes the bill.

04:33:59 PM  

Jenna Ellis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms. Ellis responded to questions from the committee.

04:49:20 PM  

Kathy White, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment H].

04:52:44 PM  

Rex Tonkins, representing himself, testified in support the bill.

04:57:45 PM  

Vickie Tonkins, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:03:12 PM  

Ms. Tonkins and Mr. Tonkins answered questions from the committee.

05:06:12 PM  

Eman Joden, Interfaith Alliance and Colorado Muslim Council, testified in opposition to the bill.  She responded to committee member comments.

05:11:51 PM  
Kane Klipka, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
05:16:25 PM  

Christopher Lasch, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

05:41:41 PM  

Anthony Suggs, Together Colorado and the Episcopal Church in Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:44:09 PM  

Peter Severson, Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.  Committee members made comments.

05:48:55 PM  

Patricia Ferrero, Protegete, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:53:29 PM  

Corrine Rivera Fowler, Padres and Jovenes Unidos, testified in opposition to the bill.

05:58:10 PM  

Karla Gonzales Garcia, Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment I].

06:02:24 PM  

Erin Liedtke, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:04:42 PM  

Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Ms. Moore and Representative Williams answered questions from the committee.

06:08:47 PM  

Kimberly Gibbs, testified in opposition to the bill.  She read a statement from Marilyn Hughes in opposition to the bill.

06:12:14 PM  

Richard Creswell, Colorado People's Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:15:25 PM  

Edurado Gomez, Colorado People's Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:18:27 PM  

Genieva Croley, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:21:21 PM  

Representative Williams made concluding remarks about the bill. He read a letter of support from Christine Goodman into the record [Attachment J].

06:31:07 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


06:55:17 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1178 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Leonard
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


06:55:36 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 18-1178 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Melton
Seconded Weissman
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