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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-05t14:19:49z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1261



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1261 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:14 PM -- HB17-1261



Representative K. Becker and Representative Bridges, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1261. The bill requires any person expending $1,000 or more per year on electioneering communications or regular biennial school electioneering to state in the communication the name of the person making the communication in accordance with current independent expenditure communication requirements. Under current law, such communication is defined as communication broadcast, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed within 30 days of the primary election and 60 days of the general election. The bill expands this time frame to include communications that are broadcast, printed, mailed, delivered, or distributed at any point between the primary and general election.



03:20 PM --
Peg Perl, Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Department of State, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Staiert answered questions from the committee.



03:34 PM --
Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



03:36 PM --
Danny Katz, Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.



03:37 PM --
Daniel Silbaugh, Represent.Us Denver, testified in support of the bill.





03:39 PM



Representative K. Becker and Representative Bridges made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB17-1261
TIME: 03:42:33 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1261 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Melton
VOTE
Benavidez
Yes
Hooton
Yes
Humphrey
No
Leonard
No
Melton
Yes
Weissman
Yes
Williams D.
No
Lontine
Yes
Foote
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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