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E37F1DE046A881AC87258AD9006314EB Hearing Summary


Date Mar 7, 2024      
Location LSB A

HB24-1273 - Referred to House Finance

11:02:16 AM  
The committee recessed.
11:03:02 AM  
The committee came
back to order.
11:04:33 AM  
Representative Parenti,
prime bill sponsor, presented House Bill 24-1273, concerning the continuation
of the Veterans Assistance Grant Program and implementing the recommendation
in the 2023 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
The bill continues the Veterans Assistance Grant Program in the DMVA for
seven years, until September 1, 2031. The committee heard the presentation
of the sunset report by DORA at its February 1, 2024, meeting.

11:06:13 AM  
Sheila Scanlon, representing
the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs, testified in support of the bill.
Paula Sarlls, representing the Women Marines Association - Colorado Chapter,
testified in support of the bill. Michelle Kalkowski, representing the
United Veterans Coalition, testified in support of the bill. Carissa Snyder,
representing the DMVA, was available to answer committee questions. Parker
White, representing the DMVA, testified in support of the bill.

Written testimony
was provided to the committee (Attachment F).

11:15:48 AM  
Representative Parenti
provided concluding remarks about the bill.

11:17:30 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 24-1273 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Parenti
Seconded DeGraaf
Bottoms Yes
Bradley Yes
Brown Yes
DeGraaf Yes
Epps Yes
Parenti Yes
Ricks Excused
Rutinel Yes
Willford Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details