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CB1E8E0E6A65FEA68725899F000958EB Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB23-1259

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 27, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB23-1259 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


07:44:43 PM  
Senator Simpson, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 23-1259. The bill allows local public bodies to cure executive session violations of the Open Meetings Law before the violation can be challenged in court.
07:45:00 PM  
The bill sponsor
presented amendment L.006 (Attachment E).
07:46:10 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified on the bill.




Steve Zansberg,
representing Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, testified in opposition
to the bill.




Elizabeth Steele,
representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:52:19 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified on the bill.




Michelle Murphy,
representing Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in support of the
bill.




Autumn Brooks,
representing Clear Creek School District Re-1, testified in support of
the bill.




Dianne Criswell,
representing Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support
of the bill.




The committee
asked questions to the panel.


08:02:30 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment E)
Moved Sullivan
Seconded
Baisley
Gonzales
Liston
Sullivan
Coleman
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
08:02:53 PM  
The bill sponsor gave final remarks.


08:03:32 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 23-1259, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Gonzales No
Liston Yes
Sullivan No
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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