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S_SA_2022A 04/19/2022 02:01:16 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/19/2022
Attendance
Lee X
Simpson X
Sonnenberg X
Jaquez Lewis X
Coleman X
Time 02:01:16 PM to 04:37:25 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Coleman
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-199 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1273 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SJR22-011 Postponed Indefinitely

SB22-199 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:01:42 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis and Senator Priola, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-199. The bill directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to study and develop recommendations on how to address pollinator decline and increase pollinator health in the state. The DNR must submit a summary of the study and recommendations to the General Assembly and Governor by January 1, 2024.

The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.

02:14:22 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment A.
02:15:13 PM  
Dr. David Inouye, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Theresa Beck, representing BeeChicas, testified in support of the bill. Ryan Bartlett, representing Colorado Native Bee, testified in support of the bill. Joyce Kennedy, representing People & Pollinators Action Network, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:31:38 PM  
Beren Erkan, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Beth Conrey, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Adrian Carper, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Amy Lewis, representing WILD Foundation, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
02:45:06 PM  

Dr. Julie Morris, representing self, testified in support of the bill. SaraJo Light, representing Sierra Club, testified in support of the bill.

02:51:21 PM  
Austin Vincent, representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified to amend the bill. Alice Horgan, representing Department of Natural Resources, was available to answer committee questions.
02:57:38 PM  
Dr. Margaret Gaddis, representing Colorado Native Plant Society, testified in support of the bill.
03:01:56 PM  
Amendment L.001 was distributed (Attachment B).


03:04:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:06:11 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks.
03:07:22 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.


03:10:17 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-199, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1273 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


03:10:31 PM  
Senator Pettersen and President Fenberg, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1273. The bill prohibits any person from threatening, coercing, or intimidating an election official or making an official’s personal information public on the internet if publishing such information poses a threat, and requires the removal of an election worker’s information from the internet in such cases.
03:14:50 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:15:16 PM  
Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill. Todd Davidson, representing Colorado County Clerks and Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. Deputy Secretary of State Christopher Beall, representing Colorado Secretary of State's Office, testified in support of the bill. Derek Tisler, representing Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:28:41 PM  
President Fenberg responded to committee questions.
03:28:54 PM  
Heather Stauffer, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill. Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
03:35:43 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks.


03:36:59 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1273 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SJR22-011 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:37:15 PM  

Senator Gardner, bill sponsor, presented Senate Joint Resolution 22-011. The resolution concerns the importance of preserving parents' rights to be involved in their child's education. The bill sponsor responded to committee questions. Committee discussion ensued.

04:13:12 PM  

Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.

04:13:36 PM  

Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:15:57 PM  
Senator Sonnenberg
discussed a conceptual amendment.
04:17:39 PM  
The committee recessed.
04:26:20 PM  
The committee came
back to order.


04:27:18 PM
Motion Adopt a conceptual amendment to page two, strike lines 3 to 6, strike lines 11 to 18, and strike lines 28 to 31; and to page three, strike lines 4 to 5.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Lee No
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Coleman No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
04:27:59 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill.
04:33:03 PM  
The bill sponsor commented and gave closing remarks.


04:36:45 PM
Motion Refer SJR22-011 to Full Senate.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Lee No
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Coleman No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:37:04 PM
Motion Postpone SJR22-011 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 Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Lee Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:37:25 PM   The committee adjourned.