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D8FE438B76942790872586BF0066CCA2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1011

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 22, 2021      
Location Old Supreme Court



HB21-1011 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


12:42:54 PM  
Senator Moreno and
Senator Gonzales, bill sponsors, presented House Bill 21-1011. The bill
increases access to multilingual ballots for voters and requires additional
translation services to be offered by the Secretary of State and county
clerks.



Amendment L.002 was distributed (Attachment I).
12:47:47 PM  
Senator Coleman proceeded
with witness testimony on the bill. Submitted witness testimony on the
bill may be found in Attachment J.
12:48:39 PM  
Gary McMurtrey, representing self, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
12:50:51 PM  
Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified to amend the bill. The witness responded to committee questions.
12:55:45 PM  
Paul Lopez, representing
Denver Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. Joan Lopez,
representing Arapahoe County Government, testified in support of the bill.
Jean Nofles, representing AARP, testified in support of the bill.
01:04:55 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. Matthew Server, representing Colorado Catholic Conference, testified in support of the bill. Aly Belknap, representing New Era Colorado and America Votes, testified in support of the bill.
01:11:51 PM  
Salvador Hernandez, representing Mi Familia Vota, testified in support of the bill. Molly Fitzpatrick, representing Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill. The witness panel responded to committee questions.
01:20:54 PM  
The committee discussed
the amendment.


01:21:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Jaquez Lewis
Simpson
Sonnenberg
Coleman
Gonzales
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
01:21:37 PM  
The bill sponsors
gave closing remarks on the bill.  Committee members commented.


01:22:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1011, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
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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