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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-05t14:19:49z4 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/05/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1260



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1260 to the Committee on Appro PASS







04:14 PM -- HB17-1260



Representative Kennedy, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1260. The bill establishes contribution limits and disclosure requirements for both primary and general elections for candidates for county offices. The maximum contribution that a candidate or candidate committee for a county office can accept are as follows:



• $1,250 from any person;

• $12,500 from a small donor committee; and

• $22,125 from a political party.



These contribution limits must be adjusted for inflation every four years by the Department of State.



Representative Kennedy provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). He answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0405AttachB.pdf17HouseState0405AttachB.pdf



04:26 PM --
Peg Perl, Colorado Ethics Watch, testified in support of the bill.



04:28 PM --
Suzanne Staiert, Department of State, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:34 PM --
Daniel Silbaugh, Represent.Us Denver, testified on the bill.



04:36 PM --
Elena Nunez, Colorado Common Cause, testified in opposition to the bill.



04:39 PM --
Danny Katz, Colorado Public Interest Research Group, testified in support of the bill.



04:40 PM --
Dianna Orf, Associated of Governments of Northwest Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Orf answered questions from the committee.



04:46 PM --
Casey Tighe, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





04:49 PM



Representative Kennedy made concluding remarks about the bill. Representative Kennedy answered questions from the committee. Committee members commented on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1260
TIME: 04:59:55 PM
MOVED: Weissman
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1260 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 6-3.
SECONDED: Hooton
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







05:00 PM



The committee took a brief recess.








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