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s_sa_2017a_2017-02-22t13:37:10z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/22/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1014



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1014 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:47 PM -- HB17-1014



Senator Donovan, co-prime sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1014 to the committee. Under current law, a voter that shows his or her completed ballot in a manner that discloses its contents commits a unclassified misdemeanor offense. This reengrossed bill, as amended by the House State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, allows a voter to disclose the contents of his or her completed ballot by showing it to any other person or by making an image available through electronic means (social media). The ability of a voter to disclose the contents of his or her ballot at a polling place or other location in which votes are tabulated is subject to the ability of municipal and county clerks to monitor such activity, and clerks may establish reasonable restrictions on the use of photography in polling places.



Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Donovan.



03:53 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified on the bill from a neutral position.



03:56 PM --
Harvie Branscomb, representing himself, testified on the bill from a neutral position and responded to committee member questions.



04:00 PM --
David Henderson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:02 PM --
Scott Romano, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:05 PM --
Ryan Parsell, representing the El Paso County Clerk's Office, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Parsell and Mr. Romano responded to committee member questions.



04:14 PM -- Mary Eberle, representing herself, testified against the bill.





04:18 PM



Senator Donovan wrapped up her presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB17-1014
TIME: 04:19:07 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1014 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
No
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







04:19 PM



The committee adjourned.








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