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3D37D2D81EDD424D872586B6006FA9B2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-199

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 13, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB21-199 - Committee Discussion Only

02:19:42 PM  
Senator Jaquez Lewis
and Senator Winter, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 21-199 to the
committee.  This bill repeals the broad prohibition of providing state
and local public benefits to individuals not lawfully present, and repeals
specific requirements that individuals must be lawfully present when applying
for a professional licenses, public works contracts, and local business
licenses. The bill expands what forms of identifications may be accepted
by state agencies and repeals the Secure and Verifiable Identity Act.



Amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 were distributed (Attachments
A, B, C, and D).
02:34:41 PM  
The bill sponsors responded to committee questions.
02:40:25 PM  
Senator Gonzales
proceeded with witness testimony on the bill.  Submitted testimony
on the bill may be found in Attachment E.

02:41:08 PM  
Alison Neswood, representing
Colorado Center on Law and Policy, testified in support of the bill. Nazia
Hasan, representing Bell Policy Center, testified in support of the bill.
Theresa Trujilo, representing Coalition for Immigrant Health, testified
in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:09:16 PM  
An anonymous witness,
representing self, read her mother's testimony in support of the bill.
An anonymous witness, representing self, testified in support of the bill.
Mary Margaret Fouse-Bishop, representing Colorado Association of Local
Public Health Officials, testified in support of the bill. Lindsey Vigoda,
representing Small Business Majority, testified in support of the bill.
The witness panel responded to committee questions.
03:20:12 PM  
Alejandro Flores,
representing self, testified in support of the bill. Thomas Davidson, Cities
and Counties Acting Together, testified in support of the bill. Lorena
Garcia, representing self, testified in support of the bill. The witness
panel responded to committee questions.
03:40:19 PM  
Laurel Herndon, representing
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County, was available for questions.
Megan Burch, representing Eagle County Department of Human Services, testified
in support of the bill. Mark Turner, representing Colorado Nonprofit Association,
testified in support of the bill.
03:47:01 PM  
The bill sponsors
commented on testimony and amendments.
03:52:10 PM  
The committee recessed.
03:56:06 PM  
The committee came back to order.
03:56:32 PM  
The bill sponsors
responded to committee questions. The chair laid the bill over for action
at a later date.






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