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h_sa_2017a_2017-04-26t14:04:15z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 04/26/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1327



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1327 to the Committee on Local PASS







03:12 PM -- HB17-1327



Representative Salazar, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1327. The bill repeals Columbus Day as a state legal holiday, and replaces it with a floating paid holiday taken in the month of October. Representative Salazar answered questions from the committee.



03:19 PM --
Dan Whittemore, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



03:21 PM --
Dominic LoSasso, Order Sons of Italy in America, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. LoSasso answered questions from the committee.



03:31 PM --
Unity Vincent Sferrazza, Herbal Gardens Wellness Nonprofit, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Sferrazza answered questions from the committee.



03:33 PM --
James Caffrey, Knights of Columbus, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B). Mr. Caffrey answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0426AttachB.pdf17HouseState0426AttachB.pdf



03:48 PM --
Dr. Roger K. Green, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment C). Dr. Green answered questions from the committee.



17HouseState0426AttachC.pdf17HouseState0426AttachC.pdf



04:09 PM



Representative Salazar made comments to the committee.



04:12 PM --
Richard Mancuso, Sons of Italy, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Mancuso answered questions from the committee.



04:33 PM --
Olivia Loria, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:34 PM --
Barbara Pietrafeso, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Pietrafeso answered questions from the committee.



04:45 PM -- Nancy Peters, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:50 PM --
Nancy Clark, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Clark answered questions from the committee.



04:57 PM --
Karen Kalavity, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:00 PM --
Dr. Rita DeFrange, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).



17HouseState0426AttachD.pdf17HouseState0426AttachD.pdf



05:05 PM --
Bob Giusto, Sons of Italy, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Giusto responded to comments from the committee.



05:10 PM --
Gina Franciamore-Knaack, Sons of Italy Lodge 2870, testified in opposition to the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment E).



17HouseState0426AttachE.pdf17HouseState0426AttachE.pdf



05:16 PM --
Richard SaBell, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment F).



17HouseState0426AttachF.pdf17HouseState0426AttachF.pdf



05:20 PM --
Francis Brehm, Sons of Italy, testified in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brehm answered questions from the committee.



05:29 PM --
Shari Stratton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Stratton answered questions from the committee.



05:35 PM --
Angela Bibens, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:40 PM --
Winonah Bibens Graham, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



05:41 PM --
Anthony Polisi, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.



05:43 PM --
Dr. Glenn Morris, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Morris answered questions from the committee.





06:06 PM



Representative Salazar made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments about the bill.

BILL: HB17-1327
TIME: 06:40:31 PM
MOVED: Benavidez
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1327 to the Committee on Local Government. 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







06:41 PM



The committee took a brief recess.








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