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FBBD52B918778EB6872586A7007F98DA Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB21-1053

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date Mar 29, 2021      
Location LSB A



HB21-1053 - Postponed Indefinitely

05:13:43 PM  
Representative Williams, bill sponsor, introduced House Bill 21-1053. This bill allows any registered voter to request a recount of ballots cast in an election and allows for manual recounts to be requested for both automatic and requested recounts.
05:26:39 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions to the bill sponsor.
05:35:02 PM  
Peg Perl, representing the Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder's Office, testified in opposition to the bill. She answered questions from the committee. Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause; and Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and Colorado Democratic Party, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Tierney answered committee questions.
05:49:18 PM  
Carmen Bontrager,
representing herself; Kim Dealy, representing herself; and  LaurelAnne
Flahive, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.  Ms.
Bontrager answered questions from the committee.
06:04:34 PM  
Mary Parker, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:59 PM  
Hilary Rudy, representing Colorado Department of State, was available to answer committee questions. She answered questions from members of the committee.
06:09:56 PM  
Matt Crane, representing Colorado County Clerks Assocation, was available to answer committee questions. Mr. Crane answered questions from the committee.
06:10:36 PM  
Karen Kennedy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:17:38 PM  
Representative Williams
introduced and moved amendment L.005 (Attachment B)



06:17:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:18:20 PM  
Representative Williams
introuced and moved amendment L.006 (Attachment C)



06:18:21 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:18:42 PM  
Representative Williams
introduced and moved amendment L.007 (Attachment D)



06:19:16 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.007
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:24:15 PM  
Representative Willams
introduced and moved amendment L.001 (Attachment E)



06:25:01 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:25:02 PM  
Representative Willams
introduced and moved amendment L.003 (Attachment F)
.


06:25:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:25:28 PM  
Representative Willams
introduced and moved amendment L.008 (Attachment G).



06:25:49 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.008
Moved Williams
Seconded Bockenfeld
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Kennedy
Woodrow
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:25:50 PM  
Representative Williams offered closing remarks on House Bill 21-1053. Committee members also offered closing remarks.


06:39:13 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1053, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Williams
Seconded Hanks
Amabile No
Bacon No
Bernett No
Bockenfeld Yes
Duran No
Hanks Yes
Neville Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Williams Yes
Kennedy No
Woodrow No
YES: 4   NO: 6   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:39:31 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 21-1053 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 Kennedy
Seconded Duran
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Excused
Williams No
Kennedy Yes
Woodrow Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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