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h_sa_2016a_2016-03-28t13:34:28z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/28/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1274



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1274 to the Committee on Finan PASS







06:20 PM -- HB16-1274



Representative Singer, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1274 to the committee. The bill expands the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (Senate Bill 13-251) driver's license, instruction permit, and identification card program for individuals not lawfully present or temporarily lawfully present in Colorado. Under the bill, six additional Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices may issue SB13-251 driver's licenses, instruction permits, and identification cards (SB13-251 documents) effective March 1, 2017. The bill also repeals a footnote in the 2015 Session Laws that limits the number of DMV offices that may issue SB13-251 documents to three DMV offices and then again to one DMV office when issuance falls below 5,000 per month or total appointments served has reached 60,000. The bill also expands the types of documents that may be accepted by DMV offices from a SB13-251 document applicant. Specifically, the bill adds an individual's social security number, documentation for which may include a social security card itself or any other documentation acceptable to DOR, to the list of acceptable SB13-251 identification documents. Additionally, the bill allows SB13-251 documents to be reissued or renewed following the same procedures as available to other license, permit, or identification card holders in Colorado.



Committee members discussed the bill with Representative Singer.



06:27 PM --
Thamanna Vasan, representing the Colorado Fiscal Institute, testified in support of the bill.



06:30 PM --
Graciela Rosas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill through an interpreter.



06:34 PM --
Aleida Ramirez and Socorro Garcia, representing Together Colorado, testified in support of the bill through an interpreter.



06:42 PM --
Brendan Greene read testimony from Alma Mendoza, representing I Drive Colorado / Yo Manejo Colorado, in support of the bill.



06:46 PM --
Jeanette Visguerra, representing I Drive Colorado / Yo Manejo Colorado, testified in support of the bill through an interpreter.



06:51 PM --
Leslie Martinez, representing I Drive Colorado / Yo Manejo Colorado, read excerpts from letters in support of the bill from Jesus Lopez and Patricia Cerna.



06:54 PM --
James Lamb, representing himself as an immigration attorney, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee questions.





06:59 PM



Representative Singer wrapped up his presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1274
TIME: 07:01:41 PM
MOVED: Lontine
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1274 to the Committee on Finance. The motion passed on a vote of 5-4.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Foote
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Neville P.
No
Primavera
Yes
Tyler
Yes
Wist
No
Lontine
Yes
Ryden
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 4 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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