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H_SA_2024A 02/29/2024 09:49:08 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 02/29/2024
Attendance
Bottoms *
Bradley X
Brown X
DeGraaf X
Epps X
Parenti X
Ricks X
Rutinel *
Willford *
Boesenecker X
Woodrow X
Time 09:49:08 AM to 11:24:23 AM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Woodrow
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB24-004 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1228 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB24-1226 Amended, referred to House Appropriations

SB24-004 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:49:19 AM  
Representative Frizell and Representative Lindstedt, co-prime bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 24-004, concerning the administration of county veterans service offices and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). The bill updates and clarifies the administrative structure and requirements for veterans service offices. It also changes how counties request payments from the state for veterans services.
09:53:04 AM  
Parker White, representing the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
09:56:36 AM  
Representative Lindstedt
and Representative Frizell made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee
members commented on the bill.


09:58:36 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 24-004 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1228 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


09:58:47 AM  
Representative Mauro,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1228, concerning flexible scheduling
options for corrections officers that result in differences in overtime
pay. Under current law, the Department of Corrections (DOC) must pay a
corrections officer overtime when they work more than 12 hours in a 24-hour
period. Under the bill, the DOC does not need to pay overtime if the additional
time is part of an officer’s compressed, flexible, or alternative schedule.
10:00:53 AM  
Adrienne Sanchez,
representing DOC, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions
from the committee.
10:04:26 AM  
Representative Mauro
made concluding remarks about the bill.


10:10:16 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1228 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1226 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


10:10:21 AM  
Representative Hartsook
and Representative Lukens, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill
24-1226, concerning higher education tuition assistance related to service
in the Colorado National Guard. The bill expands the Colorado National
Guard Tuition Assistance Program to include the dependents of certain National
Guard members. Representative Hartsook and Representative Lukens responded
to questions from the committee and provide a handout (Attachment B) to
the committee.
10:25:52 AM  
Michael Willis, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Benjamin Taylor, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dave Cutler, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Isaac Martinez, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. John Assaad, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
10:50:06 AM  
Michael Coppock, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Ashkan Angha, representing the Colorado Army National Guard, testified in support of the bill. Jamie Bermudez, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Johnny O'Hagan, representing the National Guard Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
11:11:55 AM  
Representative Lukens
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).


11:13:29 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment C).
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Brown
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:13:30 AM  
Representative Hartsook and Representative Lukens made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


11:24:05 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1226, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


11:24:23 AM   The committee adjourned.






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