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H_SA_2024A 02/26/2024 02:18:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 02/26/2024
Attendance
Amabile X
Bottoms X
Bradley *
Brown X
DeGraaf X
English X
Epps *
Ricks X
Rutinel *
Boesenecker X
Woodrow X
Time 02:18:49 PM to 06:59:26 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Woodrow
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1147 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1279 Postponed Indefinitely
HB24-1177 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1150 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

HB24-1147 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

02:19:02 PM  
Representative Titone
and Representative Joseph, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill
24-1147, concerning the use of a deepfake in a communication related to
a candidate for elective office. The bill creates new regulations and penalties
for using artificial intelligence and deepfake generated content related
to communications about candidates for elected office.




Representative
Titone and Representative Joseph responded to questions from the committee
and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).

02:32:44 PM  
Victor Bencomo, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Robert Lindgren, representing the Colorado AFL-CIO, testified to amend the bill. Andrew Brandt, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Ruthie Barko, representing TechNet, testified to amend the bill. Justin Sasso, representing the Colorado Broadcasters Association, testified to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:57:43 PM  
Chris Beall, representing
the Colorado Department of State, testified in support of the bill. Aly
Belknap, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the
bill. Maggie Gomez, representing the State Innovation Exchange, testified
in support of the bill. Dr. Craig Holman, representing Public Citizen,
testified in support of the bill. Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Speer, representing
the City of Boulder, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.




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

03:23:35 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:26:57 PM  
The committee came
back to order.
03:27:56 PM  
Representative Joseph
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


03:29:32 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Amabile
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:29:33 PM  
Representative Titone
explained amendment L.003 (Attachment D).


03:30:12 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:30:13 PM  
Representative Joseph
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment E).


03:31:34 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:31:35 PM  
Representative Titone
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment F).


03:33:15 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:33:16 PM  
Representative Titone
explained amendment L.006 (Attachment G).


03:34:44 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:34:45 PM  
Representative Joseph
explained amendment L.008 (Attachment H). Representative Titone responded
to questions from the committee about amendment L.008.



03:36:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment H).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:36:42 PM  
Representative Titone
and Representative Joseph made concluding remarks to the committee. Committee
members commented on the bill.  


03:45:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1147, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1279 - Postponed Indefinitely

03:45:17 PM  
Representative DeGraaf, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1279, concerning the use of vote tracking numbers in elections. The bill requires the use of distributed ledger technology in elections and establishes voter eligibility verification systems for in person and mail in voting. Representative DeGraaf responded to questions from the committee.
04:07:06 PM  
Aly Belknap, representing
Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill. Caleb Thornton,
representing the Colorado Department of State, testified in opposition
to the bill. Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado
Democratic Party, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.
04:19:03 PM  
Tanya Regan, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Spencer Roberts, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Frank Cotten, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Donna LaBelle, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Margarita Osterman, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
04:45:23 PM  
Laura Wilber, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Candice Stutzriem, representing
the Republican Party in El Paso County, testified in support of the bill.
Dr. Brian Marshall, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. Christy Fidura, representing themself, testified in support of the
bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




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

05:02:30 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendments L.001 and L.002 (Attachments J and K).



05:04:00 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment J).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:04:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment K).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Ricks
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps
Ricks
Rutinel
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:04:29 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendment L.003 (Attachment L).


05:07:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment L).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Boesenecker
Amabile No
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf No
English No
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 5   NO: 4   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
05:07:12 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment M).
05:09:46 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
responded to questions from the committee about amendment L.004.


05:10:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment M).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bottoms
Amabile
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
English
Epps Excused
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:10:54 PM  
Representative DeGraaf
made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on
the bill.


05:17:25 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1279, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Amabile No
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
English No
Epps Excused
Ricks No
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker No
Woodrow No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


05:17:49 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 24-1279 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 Boesenecker
Seconded Brown
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1177 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole

05:17:55 PM  
Representative Marshall,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1177, concerning the modification
of county commissioner elections in counties with populations of 70,000
or more. The bill requires counties with populations of 70,000 or more
to have five county commissioners, with at least three elected by voters
of the candidate’s district. Representative Marshall provided a handout
to the committee (Attachment N). He responded to questions from the committee.
05:32:58 PM  
Jennifer Iversen, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Aly Belknap, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Amanda Gonzalez, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Catherine Lees, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Angela Thomas, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:48:11 PM  
Kelly Mayr, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Jen Samano, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Celeste Landry, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified to amend the bill.
05:55:58 PM  
County Commissioner
Jody Shadduck-McNally, representing themself, testified in opposition to
the bill. Nick DeSalvo, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill. County Commissioner Eppie Griego, representing Pueblo County,
testified in opposition to the bill. County Commissioner Zach Swearingen,
representing Pueblo County, testified in opposition to the bill. Eric Bergman,
representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in opposition to the bill
and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment O). Kat McManus, representing
themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded
to questions from the committee.




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

06:18:33 PM  
Representative Marshall made concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:34:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1177 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Epps
Seconded Ricks
Amabile No
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
English Yes
Epps Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker No
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1150 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:34:18 PM  
Representative Garcia
and Representative Parenti, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill
24-1150, concerning false slates of presidential electors. The bill makes
it a crime to create or serve on a false slate of presidential electors
and a crime of perjury to falsely swear or attest to the oath of a presidential
elector.
06:37:59 PM  
Chris Beall, representing the Colorado Department of State, testified in support of the bill. Aly Belknap, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill. Peggy Leech, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Jen Samano, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified to amend the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
06:53:10 PM  
Representative Garcia
explained amendments L.004 and L.005 (Attachments Q and R).


06:55:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment Q).
Moved Brown
Seconded Rutinel
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:56:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment R).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:56:40 PM  
Representative Garcia
and Representative Parenti provided concluding remarks on the bill.  Committee
members commented on the bill.


06:59:12 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1150, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Rutinel
Amabile Yes
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
English Yes
Epps Excused
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:59:26 PM   The committee adjourned.






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