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h_sa_2018a_2018-04-26t12:00:26z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HCR18-1002

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 26, 2018      
Location LSB A



HCR18-1002 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


12:41:26 PM  

Representative Melton, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Concurrent Resolution 18-1002.  Under current law, slavery or involuntary servitude is prohibited except as punishment for a crime in which the offender has been convicted.  The concurrent resolution refers a question to the voters that would, if approved, amend the Colorado Constitution by repealing this exception and prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude in all circumstances. 

12:44:19 PM  

Representative Melton explained amendment L.001 [Attachment A]. Representative Salazar, co-prime bill sponsor, made comments regarding the resolution. Representative Melton and Representative Salazar answered questions from the committee.

12:50:43 PM  
Lee McNeil, Together Colorado, testified in support of the resolution.
12:54:32 PM  
Caitlin Trussell, Together Colorado, testified in support of the resolution.


12:58:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 [Attachment A].
Moved Melton
Seconded Williams D.
Benavidez
Hooton
Humphrey
Leonard
Melton
Weissman Excused
Williams D.
Lontine
Foote Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
12:58:53 PM  

Representative Salazar and Representative Melton made concluding remarks about the resolution.



01:05:16 PM
Motion Refer HCR18-1002, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Melton
Seconded Benavidez
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey Yes
Leonard Yes
Melton Yes
Weissman Excused
Williams D. Yes
Lontine Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS