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019C9D2FA586DCF2872586D2006E93B4 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1071

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date May 11, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB21-1071 - Referred to Senate Finance


02:02:00 PM  
Majority Leader Fenberg
and Senator Winter, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1071. Starting
in January 2023, the bill allows single-county municipal elections using
instant runoff voting (IRV) to be conducted by a county clerk as a part
of a coordinated election. Starting in January 2025, this option will be
made available for municipalities located in multiple counties. The Secretary
of State (SOS) is required to establish the rules, requirements, and specifications
for a voting system allowing IRV.
02:08:06 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:11:04 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Submitted testimony
on the bill may be found in Attachment A.
 
02:12:20 PM  
Angela Myers, representing Larimer County Colorado Clerk & Recorder, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:12:57 PM  
John Magnino, representing Colorado Department of State, testified to amend the bill. Matt Crane, representing Colorado County Clerk's Association, testified to amend the bill.
02:16:59 PM  
Emma Donahue, representing Ranked Choice Voting for Colorado, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Melanie Potyondy, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
02:24:08 PM  
Karen Goldman, representing Colorado Municipal League and Colorado Municipal Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill. Gaythia Weis, representing League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:19 PM  
Danny Katz, representing Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.
02:32:35 PM  
Barry Fagin, representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill. Chuck Broerman, representing self, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:38:44 PM  
Terrance Carroll, representing Unite Colorado, was available to answer committee questions.
02:42:44 PM  
Justin Kurth, representing Stand Up Republic, testified in support of the bill.
02:44:13 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:47:37 PM  
The bill sponsors gave closing remarks.


02:48:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1071 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Simpson No
Sonnenberg No
Coleman Yes
Gonzales Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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