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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-05t14:19:49z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1262



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1262 to the Committee of the W PASS







03:44 PM -- HB17-1262



Representative K. Becker and Representative Bridges, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 17-1262. Under current law, electioneering communication means communication that unambiguously refers to a candidate and is broadcast, printed, directly mailed, or delivered by hand within 30 days of a primary election and 60 days of a general election. The bill changes this time frame to include communications that are broadcast, printed, directly mailed, or delivered by hand at any point between the primary election and general election.



03:48 PM --
Peg Perl, Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment A). Ms. Perl answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0405AttachA.pdf17HouseState0405AttachA.pdf



04:04 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Department of State, answered questions from the committee.



04:05 PM --
Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



04:07 PM --
Danny Katz, Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.



04:08 PM --
Daniel Silbaugh, Represent.Us Denver, testified on the bill.





04:09 PM



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

BILL: HB17-1262
TIME: 04:11:38 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1262 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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