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h_sa_2018a_2018-04-25t14:08:26z5 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HJR18-1015

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 25, 2018      
Location RM 271



HJR18-1015 - Postponed Indefinitely

06:31:30 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:32:19 PM  
The committee came back to order.
06:45:18 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative Pabon, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Joint Resolution 18-1015. The resolution concerns an application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to reverse recent United States Supreme Court decisions in the area of campaign and political finance.

06:53:27 PM  

Representative Pabon and Representative Arndt answered questions from the committee. Representative Arndt referenced amendment L.001 [Attachment E]. Representative Pabon continued to respond to questions from the committee.

07:06:51 PM  

Michael Monetta, Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the resolution. He answered questions from the committee. He provided a handout to the committee [Attachment F].

07:23:34 PM  

Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the resolution. She answered questions from the committee.

07:27:30 PM  

Samuel Fieldman, Wolf-PAC, testified in support of the resolution.

07:31:55 PM  

Martha Tierney, America Votes, testified in opposition to the resolution. She answered questions from the committee.

07:38:18 PM  
Grant Guy, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution. He presented two videos to the committee.
07:44:04 PM  

Carol Hedges, Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in opposition to the resolution.

07:48:17 PM  

Peri Bolts, representing herself, testified in support of the resolution.

07:53:09 PM  
Anita Stapleton, Colorado Eagle Forum, testified in opposition to the resolution.
07:58:30 PM  
Benjamin Buckland, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.
08:01:45 PM  

Elias Arias, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.

08:05:48 PM  
Albert Carlson, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.
08:09:49 PM  
Mr. Buckland made additional comments to the committee.
08:10:16 PM  

Rosina Kovar, Colorado Eagle Forum, testified in opposition to the resolution.  She provided a handout to the committee [Attachment G].

08:14:51 PM  

Theresa Conley, Conservation Colorado, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:17:31 PM  

Kelly Byrne, America Votes, testified in opposition to the resolution.  She provided a written statement from Helen Norton to the committee [Attachment H].

08:21:43 PM  

Ms. Conley answered questions from the committee.

08:23:20 PM  

Tara Scott, representing herself, testified in support of the resolution. Committee members made comments.

08:26:31 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:28:58 PM  

Kyle Huelsman, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in opposition to the resolution.

08:31:31 PM  

Daniesh Nemdzi, representing himself, testified in support of the resolution.



08:35:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment E].
Moved Weissman
Seconded Melton
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:35:36 PM  

Representative Arndt and Representative Pabon made concluding remarks about the resolution. Committee members commented on the resolution.



09:07:33 PM
Motion Moved to the Full House
Moved Foote
Seconded Hooton
Benavidez No
Hooton No
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. No
Lontine No
Foote Yes
YES: 1   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:08:25 PM
Motion Postpone HJR18-1015 indefinitely.
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton No
Weissman No
Williams D. Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote No
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS