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H_SA_2024A 02/22/2024 10:41:19 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 02/22/2024
Attendance
Bottoms X
Bradley X
Brown X
DeGraaf X
Epps X
Parenti X
Ricks X
Rutinel *
Willford *
Mabrey X
Boesenecker X
Time 10:41:19 AM to 02:20:41 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Boesenecker
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1022 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1059 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1128 Postponed Indefinitely

HB24-1022 - Referred to House Appropriations


10:42:20 AM  
Representative Luck, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1022, concerning publication of bill drafts online prior to the legislative session. The bill creates a mechanism for legislators to publicly share drafts of legislation prior to the official introduction of the bills. Representative Luck responded to questions from the committee.
10:51:33 AM  
Commissioner Erik
Stone, representing Teller County, testified in support of the bill. Erin
Meschke, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Shannon
Johnson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Natalie
Menten, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Autumn
Brooks, representing the Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified in
support of the bill. Donna LaBelle, representing themself, testified in
support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:07:18 AM  
Representative Luck
made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the
bill.  


11:18:42 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1022 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Yes
Parenti No
Ricks No
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Mabrey Yes
Boesenecker No
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1059 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

11:18:52 AM  
Representative English and Representative Ricks, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1059, concerning compensation for state elected officials. The bill sponsors provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.
11:29:38 AM  
Shannon Johnson, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
11:31:28 AM  
Maggie Gomez, representing
the State Innovation Exchange, testified in support of the bill. Jonathan
Singer, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Seth
Masket, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Aly Belknap,
representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Ms.
Janine Reid, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified
in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was provided to the committee (Attachment B).

11:54:14 AM  
Representative Ricks
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


11:56:08 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Ricks
Seconded Brown
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Mabrey Yes
Boesenecker Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
11:56:09 AM  
Representative English
and Representative Ricks provided concluding remarks on the bill. Committee
members commented on the bill.


12:07:02 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1059, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Ricks
Seconded Rutinel
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Mabrey Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1128 - Postponed Indefinitely

12:07:06 PM  
The committee recessed.
12:38:09 PM  
The committee came
back to order.



Representative
Holtorf, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1128, concerning reversing
certain actions by the General Assembly related to measures intended to
limit enforcement of federal immigration law. The bill modifies the enforcement
of federal immigration law in the state. Representative Holtorf responded
to questions from the committee. He distributed amendments L.001 and L.002
to the committee (Attachments D and E).

12:39:13 PM  
Undersheriff David
Walcher, representing the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, testified in
support of the bill. Sheriff Jason Mikesell, representing Teller County,
testified in support of the bill. Commissioner Erik Stone, representing
Teller County, testified in support of the bill. Carl Andersen, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Donna LaBelle, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to
questions from the committee.
01:02:48 PM  
Erin Meske, representing
themself, testified in support. Ash Williams, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill. Shannon Johnson, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill. Sheriff Joseph Roybal, representing the El Paso
County Sheriff's Office, testified in support of the bill. Cory Voorhis,
representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Tyler Graves, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to
questions from the committee.
01:28:18 PM  
Nayda Benitez Lopez,
representing the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in opposition
to the bill. Keilly Leon Rico, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




Written testimony
was provided to the committee (Attachment F).

01:44:02 PM  
Representative Holtorf explained amendment L.001.


01:47:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment D).
Moved Bradley
Seconded DeGraaf
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti No
Ricks No
Rutinel No
Willford No
Mabrey No
Boesenecker Yes
YES: 4   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
01:47:29 PM  
Representative Holtorf explained amendment L.002.


01:50:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment E).
Moved Bradley
Seconded Bottoms
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks No
Rutinel No
Willford No
Mabrey Yes
Boesenecker Yes
YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
01:50:58 PM  
Representative Holtorf provided concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members made remarks about the bill.


02:20:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1128, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti No
Ricks No
Rutinel No
Willford No
Mabrey No
Boesenecker No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:20:34 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 24-1128 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 Parenti
Seconded Brown
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Mabrey Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:20:41 PM   The committee adjourned.






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