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s_sa_2017a_2017-04-26t13:48:02z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1261



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Postpone House Bill 17-1261 indefinitely. The moti

Refer House Bill 17-1261 to the Committee of the W
PASS

FAIL







02:20 PM -- HB17-1261



Senator Zenzinger, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1261 to the committee. This bill requires any person expending $1,000 or more per year on electioneering communications or regular biennial school electioneering to state in the communication the name of the person making the communication in accordance with current independent expenditure communication requirements. Under current law, such communication is defined as communication broadcast, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed within 30 days of the primary election and 60 days of the general election. This bill expands this time frame to include communications that are broadcast, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed at any point between the primary and general election.



02:21 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified against the bill.



02:24 PM --
Mike Krause, representing the Independence Institute, testified against the bill and provided a handout to committee members (Attachment E).



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02:28 PM



Ms. Staiert, Mr. Krause, and Senator Zenzinger responded to committee member questions.



02:46 PM --
Daniel Silbaugh, representing Represent.US, testified in support of the bill.



02:48 PM --
Deborah Gard, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:49 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



02:51 PM --
Peg Perl, representing Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill and provided a handout to committee members (Attachment F).



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02:55 PM



Senator Zenzinger wrapped up her presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1261
TIME: 02:59:36 PM
MOVED: Fenberg
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1261 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Hill
No
Sonnenberg
No
Marble
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL




BILL: HB17-1261
TIME: 02:59:56 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone House Bill 17-1261 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Hill
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Marble
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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