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F0392164ABDD4C66872589580072C44B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB23-101

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Feb 16, 2023      
Location Old Supreme Court



SB23-101 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:53:41 PM  
Senator Kirkmeyer, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 23-101. The bill repeals the ability of major and minor political party candidates to qualify for the primary ballot via the assembly process and modifies requirements for candidates to qualify for the primary ballot by petition.
01:54:24 PM  
The committee asked questions to the sponsors.
02:01:56 PM  
Written testimony
can be found in Attachment C.
02:02:02 PM  
Kent Theory, representing themself, testified in support of the bill. The committee asked questions to the witness.
02:18:52 PM  
Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, representing themself, testified in support of the bill.
02:29:35 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Wayne Harlos, representing Libertarian Party of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Kirsten Steinke, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Caryn Ann Harlos, representing National Libertarian Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Dr. Desmond Wallington, representing Green Party of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:40:15 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Jessica Fenske, representing Colorado Libertarian Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Gary Swing, representing Unity Party of Colorado and Best Democracy, testified in opposition to the bill. Frank Atwood, representing The Approval Voting Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Linda Halvorson, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:57 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Eric Bodenstab, representing Unity Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Jesse Kumin, representing Best Democracy, testified in opposition to the bill. Eliseo Gonzalez, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Celeste Landry, representing League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. The committee asked questions to the panel.
02:57:25 PM  
A panel of witnesses testified on the bill. Denise Kmilek, representing themself, testified in opposition to the bill. Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in opposition to the bill. John Lembke, representing Forward Party of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Linda Templin, representing Ranked Choice Voting for Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
03:11:31 PM  
A panel of witnesses
testified on the bill. Vicki Morgan, representing themself, testified in
opposition to the bill. Dr. Lynda Zamora-Wilson, representing themself,
testified in opposition to the bill. Jesse Parris, representing Unity Party
of Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Walter Rutledge, representing
themself, testified to amend the bill and distributed a handout (Attachment
D).
03:22:22 PM  
The bill sponsor and committee gave final remarks.


03:40:35 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 23-101 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Liston
Seconded
Baisley No
Gonzales No
Liston Yes
Sullivan No
Coleman No
YES: 1   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


03:40:53 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 23-101 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Sullivan
Seconded
Baisley Yes
Gonzales Yes
Liston No
Sullivan Yes
Coleman Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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