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S_SA_2022A 05/03/2022 03:18:17 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 05/03/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Simpson X
Sonnenberg E
Jaquez Lewis X
Coleman X
Time 03:18:17 PM to 07:15:47 PM
Place Old Supreme Court
This Meeting was called to order by Coleman
This Report was prepared by Anne Wallace
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-237 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-066 Postponed Indefinitely
SB22-232 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1327 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1387 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB22-1397 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB22-1393 Referred to Senate Appropriations

SB22-237 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:21:02 PM  
Senator Holbert and
President Fenberg, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-237. The bill
makes certain changes to laws governing issue committees and contribution
limits under the Fair Campaign Practices Act.



Amendments L.001 and L.003 were distributed (Attachments A and B).

03:21:45 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
03:22:07 PM  
Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Martha Tierney, representing The Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill. Jon Anderson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:28:56 PM  
The committee discussed amendments.


03:33:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:33:57 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:34:27 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-237, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-066 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:34:40 PM  
Senator Woodward, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-066. This bill requires the State Treasurer to transfer $1.1 billion from the General Fund to the Unemployment Compensation Fund on July 1, 2022. The bill requires the Division of Unemployment Insurance in the Department of Labor and Employment to repay the federal government $1.014 billion in advances received due to depletion of the fund during the COVID-19 pandemic.
03:39:01 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment C.
03:39:35 PM  
Tony Gagliardi, representing
the National Federation of Independent Business, testified in support of
the bill. Chris Brown, representing the Common Sense Institute, testified
in a neutral position on the bill. The witness panel responded to committee
questions.
03:44:54 PM  

Amendments L.004 and L.005 were distributed (Attachments D and E).



03:47:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment D).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:50:24 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment E).
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner No
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis No
Coleman Excused
YES: 1   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:50:26 PM  
The bill sponsor gave closing remarks. Committee members commented.


03:53:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-066, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Simpson
Seconded
Buckner No
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis No
Coleman Excused
YES: 1   NO: 2   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:54:14 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-066 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 Buckner
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Excused
Final YES: 2   NO: 1   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-232 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


03:54:37 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:57:29 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:57:39 PM  
Senator Bridges and Senator Moreno, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-232. The bill creates the Colorado Workforce Housing Trust Authority as an independent special purpose authority for promoting affordable rental housing projects for middle-income workforce housing.
04:06:39 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
04:13:06 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in Attachment F.
04:13:39 PM  
Kinsey Hasstedt, representing Enterprise Community Partners, testified to amend the bill. Brian Rossbert, representing Housing Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Jonathan Cappelli, representing Neighborhood Development Collaborative, testified to amend the bill. Cathy Alderman, representing Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, testified to amend the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:26:17 PM  
Haroun Cowans, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Rashad Younger, representing self, testified in support of the bill. MiDian Holmes, representing Issachar Center for Urban Leadership, testified in support of the bill. Mark Falcone, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
04:39:25 PM  
Daphne Gervais, representing
Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill. Cris White, representing
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, testified to amend the bill. Meghan
Dollar, representing Colorado Municipal League, testified to amend the
bill. Thomas Davidson, representing Counties and Commissioners Acting Together,
testified to amend the bill.
04:47:09 PM  
Mark Marshall, representing Rocky Mountain Communities, testified to amend the bill. Michael Valdez, representing Special District Association of Colorado, testified to amend the bill. Dr. Kathleen Van Voorhis, representing Community Investment Alliance, testified to amend the bill. Jennifer Lopez, representing Project Moxie, testified to amend the bill.
04:57:53 PM  
Nola Miguel, representing Globeville Elyria Swansea Coalition, testified to amend the bill. Aaron Miripol, representing Urban Land Conservancy, testified to amend the bill. Amy Case, representing Jefferson County Housing Authority, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:06:53 PM  
Fathima Dickerson, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Andrea Gomez, representing self, testified in support of the bill. Michael Walker, representing Church in the City - Beth Abraham, testified in support of the bill. Monica Askew, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:39 PM  
Amendments L.002,
L.003, L.004, L.007, L.008, L.009, L.010, L.011, L.012, and L.013 were
distributed (Attachments G to P). The committee discussed the amendments.


05:20:04 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment G).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:24:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment H).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:26:38 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment I).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:28:52 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment J).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:29:10 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment K).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:30:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.009 (Attachment L).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:31:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.010 (Attachment M).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:33:03 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011 (Attachment N).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:34:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.012 (Attachment O).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


05:36:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.013 (Attachment P).
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner
Simpson
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:36:38 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing comments. Committee members commented.


05:39:01 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-232, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1327 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


05:39:57 PM  
Senator Moreno and
Senator Coram, bill sponsors, presented House Bil 22-1327. The bill creates
the Federal Indian Boarding School Research Program in History Colorado
to research and make recommendations to promote understanding of the abuse
and deaths that occurred at the federal Indian boarding school in Colorado.


The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
05:43:01 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment Q.
05:43:36 PM  
Tom Stritikus, representing
Fort Lewis College, testified in support of the bill. Jose Chavez, representing
self, testified in support of the bill. Remmington Kohpay, representing
self, testified in support of the bill. Council Member Linda Baker, representing
Southern Ute Indian Tribe, testified in support of the bill. Nicole Miera,
representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, testified in support
of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.


05:59:57 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1327 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1387 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:00:11 PM  
Senator Fields and
Senator Priola, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 22-1387. The bill requires
Home Owners’ Associations to conduct studies of reserve funds and establishes
parameters for different levels of study, time frames for conducting or
updating studies, and limitations on how reserve funds may be invested.




The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.  
06:21:54 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill.
06:24:17 PM  
Ed Shackelford, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill. Buck Bailey, representing self, was available to answer committee questions.
06:29:13 PM  
Edward Schoenheit,
representing Ridgeview at Stetson Hills Master Homeowner Association, testified
to amend the bill.
06:32:03 PM  
Committee members commented on the bill. The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
06:37:42 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:44:31 PM  
The committee came back to order.
06:44:46 PM  
Brita Darling, Office
of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee questions. The bill
sponsors commented.


06:51:52 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1387 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1397 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


06:54:34 PM  
The committee recessed.
06:55:27 PM  
The committee came back to order
06:55:51 PM  
Senator Moreno, bill
sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1397. The bill creates the Statewide Equity
Office in the Department of Personnel and Administration to provide best
practices, resources, and guidance for state agencies in offering equitable
services, and to provide for an accepting and diverse environment for state
employees.




The bill sponsor responded to committee questions.
06:59:17 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.
06:59:50 PM  
Steven Arauza, representing
Colorado WINS, testified in support of the bill. The witness responded
to committee questions.
07:02:56 PM  
Seth Ford, representing
the Department of Personnel and Administration, testified in support of
the bill.


07:06:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1397 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1393 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


07:08:40 PM  
Senator Moreno, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 22-1393. The bill creates the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship to fund tuition at Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado-Denver, or Community College of Denver for the descendants of people whose families were displaced by the development of the Auraria higher education complex.
07:09:35 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted testimony may be found in
Attachment R.
07:09:56 PM  
Regent Nolbert Chavez,
representing University of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Kaycee Gerhart, representing Metropolitan State University - Denver, testified
in support of the bill.


07:15:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1393 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Simpson Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:15:47 PM   The committee adjourned.