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H_SA_2020A 06/05/2020 04:02:31 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 06/05/2020
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine X
Rich X
Sirota X
Will X
Woodrow X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
Time 04:02:31 PM to 06:17:50 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB20-1410 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1411 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB20-1414 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1412 Referred to House Appropriations
SB20-209 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB20-1409 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB20-041 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HCR20-1001 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

HB20-1410 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:02:43 PM  

Representative Exum and Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1410.  The bill directs $20 million of funds received from the federal CARES Act to provide assistance to individuals whose housing is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

04:08:52 PM  

Bruce Eisenhauer, Department of Local Affairs, answered questions from the committee.

04:08:53 PM  

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments A through F).

04:15:00 PM  

Representative Exum explained amendment L.002 (Attachment G).



04:17:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:18:00 PM  

Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez explained amendment L.004 (Attachment H).



04:18:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Woodrow
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:18:22 PM  

The bill sponsors provided concluding remarks about the bill.  The committee members discussed the bill.



04:22:27 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1410, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Woodrow
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Will No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1411 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

04:22:43 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet and Representative Kraft-Tharp, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1411.  The bill allocates CARES Act funding to behavioral health programs in the Departments of Human Services, Public Health and Environment, Higher Education, and Law. 

04:29:41 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
04:29:53 PM  

No one testified on the bill in person. Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments I through O).

04:33:49 PM  

Representative Kraft-Tharp explained amendment L.001 (Attachment P).



04:36:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment P).
Moved Sirota
Seconded Woodrow
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:36:36 PM  
Representative Kraft-Tharp and Representative Michaelson Jenet provided concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


04:42:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1411, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1414 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:42:32 PM  

Representative Weissman, co-prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 20-1414.  The bill creates a deceptive trade practice for price gouging during a disaster period, enforceable by the Attorney General or the district attorney's office with jurisdiction over the place where the act occurred.  The bill lists the specific items and services subject to the deceptive trade practice.  For the bill to apply, the disaster declaration must be made by the U.S. President, the Governor, or by the principal executive officer of a political subdivision, within a specified period of time and geographic area.  Representative Weissman provided a handout to the committee (Attachment Q).

04:50:22 PM  
Representative Weissman answered questions from the committee.
05:01:19 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachment R).

05:01:42 PM  

Representative Weissman explained amendment L.001 (Attachment S).



05:05:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment S).
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:05:43 PM  

Representative Weissman made concluding remarks about the bill.



05:07:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1414, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Will No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1412 - Referred to House Appropriations

05:07:48 PM  

Representative Kennedy and Representative Cutter, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 20-1412. The bill allocates $10 million of CARES Act funding to the Colorado Energy Office to provide direct utility bill payment assistance to households facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic through its nonprofit partner, Energy Outreach Colorado. 

05:11:28 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments T through W).

05:12:29 PM  

Representative Cutter and Representative Kennedy made concluding remarks about the bill.

05:13:51 PM  

The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.



05:15:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1412 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Duran
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Will No
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-209 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:16:08 PM  

Speaker Becker and Minoirty Leader Neville, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 20-209.  The bill addresses the effective date of bills with petition clauses and moves the election for a referendum petition from November 2020 to November 2022. 

05:18:49 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  No written testimony was submitted.

05:18:56 PM  

Speaker Becker and Minority Leader Neville provided concluding remarks about the bill.



05:20:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-209 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Rich
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 9   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB20-1409 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:20:38 PM  

Representative Benavidez and Majority Leader Garnett, co-prime bill sponsors, presented HB 20-1409.  The bill clarifies the definition of penal institution for purposes of health inspections, allows additional inspections of state penal institutions, and requires an inspection and report of facilities that house or detain noncitizens by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment by January 1, 2021. 

05:25:05 PM  
The bill sponsors answered questions from the committee.
05:26:49 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments Y through LL).

05:27:08 PM  

Representative Benavidez and Majority Leader Garnett provided concluding remarks about the bill.



05:28:46 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 20-1409 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey Yes
Lontine Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB20-041 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


05:28:58 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-041.  The bill grants active members of the National Guard the ability to obtain a free pass to state parks and recreation areas. 

05:32:06 PM  

No one testified in person on the bill.  No written testimony was submitted.

05:32:07 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett explained amendment L.002 (Attachment MM).  A Legislative Council Staff memorandum addressing the fiscal impact of amendment L.002 was distributed to the committee (Attachment NN).



05:32:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment MM).
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:32:45 PM  

Majority Leader Garnett made concluding remarks abou the bill.



05:33:37 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 20-041, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Duran
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HCR20-1001 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:34:04 PM  

The committee recessed.

05:41:14 PM  

The committee came back to order.

05:41:48 PM  

Representative Wilson and Representative Singer, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Concurrent Resolution 20-1001. The concurrent resolution refers a measure to the voters to repeal certain restrictions related to bingo-raffle licenses for non-profit organizations. 

05:48:31 PM  
The sponsors answered questions from the committee
05:51:51 PM  
Richard Lemon, Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, testified in support of the bill.
05:55:05 PM  

Janet Prezkurat, Rocky Mountain Splash, testified in support of the bill.

06:00:01 PM  

Mr. Lemon and Ms. Prezkurat answered questions from the committee.

06:07:41 PM  
Corky Kyle, Colorado Charitable Bingo Association, testified in support of the bill.
06:12:26 PM  

Written testimony was submitted to the committee (Attachments OO through QQ).

06:13:55 PM  

Representative Singer explained amendment L.005 (Attachment RR). He answered questions from the committee.



06:15:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment RR).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Duran
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Rich
Sirota
Will
Woodrow
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:15:35 PM  

Representative Wilson made concluding remarks about the bill.



06:17:23 PM
Motion Refer HCR20-1001, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Sirota
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Will Yes
Woodrow Yes
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:17:50 PM   The committee adjourned.