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D1BDD2E432261EA08725897B00603458 Hearing Summary


Date Mar 23, 2023      
Location SCR 352

SB23-183 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

11:30:51 AM  
Senators Priola and Baisley, prime sponsors, introduced and explained Senate Bill 23-183. The bill allows local governments to provide communication services without voter approval.
11:34:06 AM  
Jeff Weist, representing the Colorado Cable Television Association, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
11:36:46 AM  
Jaclyn Terwey, representing the Colorado Municipal League, testified in support of the bill.
11:38:22 AM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified in support of the bill.
11:39:21 AM  
Ken Fellman, representing the Colorado Communications & Utility Alliance, testified in support of the bill.
11:41:40 AM  
Brandy Reitter, representing OIT & the Colorado Broadband Office, testified in support of the bill.
11:45:35 AM  
Dianne Criswell, representing the Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
11:45:52 AM  
Elizabeth Steele, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
11:50:09 AM  
The bill sponsors
introduced and explained Amendment L.001 (Attachment A).

11:51:11 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Roberts
Pelton B.
Pelton R.
Rich Excused
Jaquez Lewis Excused
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
11:51:37 AM  
The bill sponsors
made closing comments.
11:52:14 AM  
The committee made closing comments.

11:53:13 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-183, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Gonzales
Gonzales Yes
Pelton B. Yes
Pelton R. Yes
Rich Excused
Roberts Yes
Exum Yes
Jaquez Lewis Excused
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

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