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H_SA_2024A 03/04/2024 01:38:56 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 03/04/2024
Attendance
Bottoms X
Bradley X
Brown X
DeGraaf X
Epps *
Parenti X
Ricks X
Rutinel X
Willford X
Boesenecker *
Woodrow X
Time 01:38:56 PM to 09:31:50 PM
Place Old State Library
This Meeting was called to order by Woodrow
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB24-1296 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1238 Referred to House Appropriations
HB24-1029 Lay Over
HB24-1224 Postponed Indefinitely

HB24-1296 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:40:27 PM  
Representative Kipp and Representative Soper, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 24-1296, concerning modifications to lessen the burdens of responding to records requests for custodians of records under the "Colorado Open Records Act" (CORA). The bill modifies the procedures for responding to record requests under CORA. Representative Soper and Representative Kipp responded to questions from the committee and provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A).
02:01:42 PM  
Karen Goldman, representing
the Colorado Municipal League and the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association,
testified in support of the bill. Michael Valdez, representing the Special
District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Marc
Schaffer, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified
in support of the bill. David Ayraud, representing themself, testified
in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:14:46 PM  
Sabrina Herrick, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Frank Reeves, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the bill. Lindley McCrary, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sonja Mackenzie, representing the Cherry Creek School District, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:26:22 PM  
Jeff Aufderheide, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Heather Lahdenpera, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Erika Unger, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Dani Lawrence, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Erin Ramler, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
02:47:33 PM  
Jeff Roberts, representing the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Aly Belknap, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill. Natalie Menten, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Cory Gaines, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Mike Marsh, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:01:31 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Shannon Johnson, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Kym Sorrells, representing Jefferson County, testified to amend the bill.
03:11:01 PM  
Jessica Capsel, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Andrew Montoya, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill. Evan Ravitz, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Erin Lee, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Brian Loma, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
03:25:43 PM  
Catherine Ordonez,
representing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado, testified
in opposition to the bill. Mike Rawluk, representing themself, testified
in opposition to the bill. Kelly Dietz, representing the Colorado Broadcasters
Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Peg Perl, representing
the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's Office, testified in opposition
to the bill. Jessica Fenske, representing themself, testified in opposition
to the bill.
03:36:33 PM  
Representative Kipp
explained amendment L.001 (Attachment B).


03:39:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Parenti
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:39:14 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.002 (Attachment C).


03:40:07 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Ricks
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:40:08 PM  
Representative Kipp
and Representative Soper explained amendment L.003 (Attachment D).



03:41:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Epps
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:41:30 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
03:42:06 PM  
Representative Kipp
responded to questions about amendment L.004.


03:43:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Parenti
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:43:04 PM  
Representative Kipp
explained amendment L.005 (Attachment F).


03:43:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment F).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Epps
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:43:54 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.006 (Attachment G).


03:45:54 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment G).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:45:55 PM  
Representative Kipp
explained amendment L.007 (Attachment H). Representative Kipp and Soper
responded to questions from the committee about amendment L.007.


03:51:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment H).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Excused
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 9   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:51:32 PM  
Representative Soper
explained amendment L.008 (Attachment I).


03:52:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment I).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms
Bradley
Brown
DeGraaf
Epps
Parenti
Ricks
Rutinel Excused
Willford
Boesenecker
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:52:22 PM  
Representative Kipp
explained amendments L.009 and L.010 (Attachments J and K). Representative
Soper and Representative Kipp responded to questions from the committee
about amendments L.009 and L.010.


04:00:22 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment K).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Brown
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:01:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009, as amended (Attachment J).
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Rutinel
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
YES: 10   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
04:01:58 PM  
Representative Soper and Representative Kipp provided concluding remarks on the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.
04:12:11 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:42:32 PM  
The committee came
back to order.


04:45:38 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1296, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Rutinel
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
Epps No
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1238 - Referred to House Appropriations


04:46:32 PM  
Representative Weinberg, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1238, concerning requiring the registration of certain foreign governments that own real property interests in the state. The bill requires a covered foreign government that owns or obtains a real property interest in Colorado to register with the Secretary of State.
04:51:43 PM  
Taylor Szilagyi, representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
05:01:55 PM  
Representative Weinberg made concluding on the bill. Committee members made comments on the bill.


05:07:09 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1238 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved DeGraaf
Seconded Bradley
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Excused
Parenti Yes
Ricks No
Rutinel Yes
Willford No
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB24-1029 - Lay Over


05:07:15 PM  
Representative Bradley,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1029, concerning prohibiting
the ownership of certain property interests by covered foreign persons
that are not located in the United States. The bill prohibits covered foreign
persons from owning certain property interests in Colorado and requires
that persons obtaining property ownership register with the Secretary of
State
05:16:42 PM  
The bill sponsor responded to questions from the committee.
05:17:02 PM  
Tyler Garrett, representing
the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified to amend the bill. County Commissioner
Wayne Ewing, representing the Lincoln County Commissioners, testified to
amend the bill. Shannon Johnson, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Erin Meschke, 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.
05:44:40 PM  
Taylor Szilagyi,
representing the Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
Ash Williams, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
Councilman Tim Dietz, representing Castle Rock, testified in support of
the bill. Julie Sumpter, representing the Southern Colorado Livestock Association,
testified in support of the bill.




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

05:53:10 PM  
The bill was laid over for action only to a future date.



HB24-1224 - Postponed Indefinitely


05:54:34 PM  
Representative Bottoms, prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1224, concerning recognizing the personhood of a living unborn human child. The bill defines “person” to include an unborn human child at all stages of gestation as it relates to a private right of action and current homicide and assault provisions. Responded to questions from the committee
06:12:58 PM  
Miriam Ordonez Rodriguez,
representing Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, testified in opposition
to the bill. Audrey Hartfield, representing the Cobalt Advocates, testified
in opposition to the bill. Kiyana Newell, representing New Era Colorado,
testified in opposition to the bill. Karina Hernandez, representing the
Cobalt Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill.

06:22:35 PM  
Lindsay Reid, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kennedy Reid, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sawyer Reid, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Tucker Reid, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dan Reid, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
06:32:31 PM  
Alana Hunter-Lawley
read a statement on behalf of Dr. Charisa Hunter-Crump, representing The
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, in opposition to the bill. Isabela Rosales,
representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive
Rights, testified in opposition to the bill. Sara Loflin, representing
ProgressNow Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Leta Behrens,
representing The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in opposition
to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
06:45:10 PM  
Lori Engel, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Josiah Todaro, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Jared Nield, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Aaron Carlson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Dmitri Oehling, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:01:22 PM  
Alethea Wingert, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Will Duffy, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in support of the bill. Catherine Bernhardt, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Geoff Bischoff, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:19:37 PM  
Elizabeth Hershberger,
representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Scott H., representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. John Huth, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill. Josh Craddock, representing the James
Wilson Institute, testified in support of the bill. Judy Papenfuss, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill.
07:32:21 PM  
Scott Shamblin, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Laura Chapin, representing the Cobalt Advocates, testified in opposition to the bill. Anaya Robinson, representing the ACLU of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
07:48:18 PM  
Caelyn Duffy, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. London Gunther, representing
themself, testified in support of the bill. Llyod Benes, representing themself,
testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to the committee
(Attachment M). Nikko Oehling, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Erin Meschke, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. Tanya Regan, representing themself, testified in support of
the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:07:09 PM  
Gary Aucott, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Elizabeth Aucott, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Nathan Aucott, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Kristen Aucott, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:17:20 PM  
Donna LaBelle, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Karl Oehling, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Candice Stutzriem, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Anthony Oehling, representing Colorado Right to Life, testified in support of the bill.
08:28:08 PM  
Christine Curl, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Evan Kuzava, representing themself, testified to amend the bill. Robin Robinson, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Jerry Janowski, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. Sabrina Balister, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:45:25 PM  
Mar Galvez Seminario, representing the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in opposition to the bill. Hazel Gibson, representing ProgressNow Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Erika Leon, representing Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Rebecca Cohen, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Kevin Fitzgibbons, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.
08:58:50 PM  
Faye Barnhart, representing
the Colorado Life Initaitive, testified in support of the bill. LaurelAnne
Flahive, representing the Colorado Life Initiative, testified in support
of the bill. Laura Wilber, representing themself, testified in support
of the bill. The panelists responded to questions from the committee.




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

09:14:39 PM  
Representative Bottoms made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


09:30:31 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1224 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bottoms
Seconded DeGraaf
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown No
DeGraaf Yes
Epps No
Parenti No
Ricks No
Rutinel No
Willford No
Boesenecker No
Woodrow No
YES: 3   NO: 8   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:31:38 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 24-1224 indefinitely.
Moved Boesenecker
Seconded Willford
Bottoms No
Bradley No
Brown Yes
DeGraaf No
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Yes
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:31:50 PM   The committee adjourned.






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