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FEC5096742D643AE872583D8006C793B Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-235

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 10, 2019      
Location SCR 357



SB19-235 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:44:50 PM  

Senator Fenberg and Senator Danielson, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-235 to the committee. The bill requires the transfer of certain records to the Department of State for the purpose of automatically registering voters.

01:51:22 PM  

Secretary of State Jena Griswold testified in support of the bill.

01:56:31 PM  

Melissa Polk, representing the Department of State, responded to committee member questions.

Secretary Griswold and the bill sponsors responded to committee member questions.

01:58:25 PM  

Molly Fitzpatrick, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, testified in support of the bill.

02:13:33 PM  

Lori Mitchell, Chaffee County Clerk representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified on the bill in a neutral capacity.

02:16:22 PM  

Senator Danielson introduced amendments L.001, L.002, L.003, and L.004 (Attachments B-E).

02:21:04 PM  

Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:32 PM  

Kelly Byrne, representing America Votes, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:41 PM  

Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:28 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:41 PM  

Elisabeth Epps, representing herself, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.

02:33:25 PM  

Marie Venner, representing Colorado Interfaith Power and Light, testified on the bill.

02:34:28 PM  

Charley Olena, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:35:18 PM  

David DeNovellis, representing the Department of Health Care Policy and Finance, responded to committee member questions.

02:42:54 PM  

Senator Danielson discussed amendment L.001 with the committee.

02:44:02 PM  

Megan Waples, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to committee member questions about amendment L.001.



02:49:53 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment B).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:50:18 PM  

Senator Danielson discussed amendment L.002.

02:50:34 PM  

Ms. Waples responded to questions about amendment L.002.



02:51:43 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment C).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:51:44 PM  

Senator Danielson discussed amendment L.003 with the committee.



03:00:09 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment D).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:00:10 PM  

Senator Danielson discussed amendment L.004.



03:00:45 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment E).
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:00:46 PM  

Senators Fenberg and Danielson wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

03:03:15 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



03:05:45 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-235, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS