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h_sa_2016a_2016-04-04t14:14:26z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/04/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1300



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D) to House Bill

Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B) to House Bill

Refer House Bill 16-1300, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

FAIL



Pass Without Objection

PASS







02:14 PM -- HB16-1300



Representative Ryden, sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1300 to the committee. This bill gives counties exclusive authority to determine the location and security of a voter ballot drop-off location. The Secretary of State's Office (SOS) may provide specifications on the installation of drop boxes and accessibility of drop-off locations for persons with disabilities. Counties are encouraged to utilize state-owned property and to enter into public-private partnerships for the placement of drop-off locations on commercial property that is conveniently located. Under current law, if a voter returns his or her mail ballot by mail he or she must pay for postage. This bill removes that requirement and requires counties to work with the U.S. Postal Service to provide efficient delivery of mail ballots, including ballots with insufficient postage. Counties must file a plan with the SOS for how the county will work with the post office to ensure the delivery of ballots. This bill also requires the SOS to use federal Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds to purchase one twenty-four hour secure drop box for each county in the state, unless a county submits a waiver requesting not to receive the new equipment.



Representative Ryden also discussed amendments L.005 and L.008 (Attachments A and B).



16HouseState0404AttachA.pdf16HouseState0404AttachA.pdf 16HouseState0404AttachB.pdf16HouseState0404AttachB.pdf



02:19 PM --
Lizzy Stephan, representing New Era Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:21 PM --
Margit Johansson, representing Coloradans for Voting Integrity, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:28 PM --
Bridget Kaminetsky, representing 9 to 5 Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:31 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified against the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:36 PM --
Amber McReynolds, representing the city and county of Denver, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.



02:46 PM --
Mary Eberle, representing herself, testified against the bill.



02:51 PM --
Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:54 PM --
Justine Sandoval, representing NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



02:56 PM --
Ken Debey, representing the Colorado Alliance for Retired Americans, testified in support of the bill.



02:59 PM --
Elizabeth Steele, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



03:01 PM --
Carl Smith, representing the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART Union), testified in support of the bill.



03:05 PM --
Elena Nunez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.





03:08 PM



Representative Ryden explained amendment L.005.

BILL: HB16-1300
TIME: 03:09:13 PM
MOVED: Ryden
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment A) to House Bill 16-1300. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:09 PM



Representative Ryden explained amendment L.008.

BILL: HB16-1300
TIME: 03:09:59 PM
MOVED: Ryden
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.008 (Attachment B) to House Bill 16-1300. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Primavera
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection





03:10 PM



Representative Wist distributed amendment L.006 (Attachment C) and discussed the amendment. Committee members discussed the amendment.



16HouseState0404AttachC.pdf16HouseState0404AttachC.pdf

BILL: HB16-1300
TIME: 03:14:34 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment C) to House Bill 16-1300. The motion failed on a vote of 4-5.
SECONDED: Neville P.
VOTE
Foote
No
Humphrey
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Neville P.
Yes
Primavera
No
Tyler
No
Wist
Yes
Lontine
No
Ryden
No
YES: 4 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





03:15 PM



Representative Wist distributed amendment L.007 (Attachment D) and discussed the amendment.



16HouseState0404AttachD.pdf16HouseState0404AttachD.pdf

BILL: HB16-1300
TIME: 03:18:31 PM
MOVED: Wist
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.007 (Attachment D) to House Bill 16-1300. The motion was ruled out of order.
SECONDED: Humphrey
VOTE
Foote
Humphrey
Leonard
Neville P.
Primavera
Tyler
Wist
Lontine
Ryden
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION:



The committee recessed.





03:19 PM



The committee reconvened. The chair ruled that amendment L.007 did not fit under the bill's title.





03:19 PM



Representative Ryden wrapped up her presentation of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1300
TIME: 03:21:59 PM
MOVED: Ryden
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1300, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations. 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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