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h_sa_2018a_2018-03-22t11:16:35z0 Hearing Summary




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BILL SUMMARY For HCR18-1001

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Mar 22, 2018      
Location LSB A



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