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h_fin_2017a_2017-05-08t12:12:58z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 05/08/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-305



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-305 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:33 PM -- SB17-305



Minority Leader Neville and Representative Foote, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-305, which makes statutory modifications to implement Propositions 107 and 108 which were approved by voters at the 2016 general election. Proposition 107 restored the presidential primary and authorized unaffiliated voter participation and Proposition 108 created an open primary that allows unaffiliated voters to participate in non-presidential primaries. The bill sponsors responded to questions from the committee.



02:41 PM --
Ms. Suzanne Staiert, representing the Department of State, testified in support of the bill and responded to earlier committee questions.



02:45 PM --
Ms. Elena Nunez, representing Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



02:47 PM --
Ms. Lizzy Stephan, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.





02:49 PM



Ms. Staiert responded to questions from the committee.



02:51 PM --
Mr. Matt Crane, representing Arapahoe County and the Colorado Counties Clerks Association, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



02:54 PM --
Mr. Travis Berry, representing the Colorado Competitive Council and the Denver Chamber of Commerce, testified from a neutral position on the bill.



02:56 PM --
Mr. Eric Bergman, representing Colorado Counties, Inc., testified from a neutral position on the bill.





02:57 PM



The bill sponsors made closing remarks on the bill.

BILL: SB17-305
TIME: 02:58:29 PM
MOVED: Foote
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-305 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Lawrence
VOTE
Beckman
Yes
Benavidez
Yes
Catlin
Yes
Covarrubias
Yes
Gray
Yes
Herod
Yes
Kennedy
Yes
Lawrence
Yes
Michaelson Jenet
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Foote
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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