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h_sa_2018a_2018-04-26t12:00:26z0 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-150

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date Apr 26, 2018      
Location LSB A



SB18-150 - Referred to House Appropriations


12:00:41 PM  

Representative Lee, co-prime bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-150. The bill allows a person on parole to preregister to vote. A person preregistered to vote is automatically registered when the Department of State (DOS) receives notice from the Department of Corrections (DOC) that the preregistered person has been released from parole. Parole officers are required to provide parolees with information for how they can preregister to vote at their initial meeting. At the last meeting prior to his or her release from parole, the parole officer must provide the parolee with information on how to register, confirm, or update voter registration, how to obtain and cast a ballot, and how to obtain voter informational materials. The DOC must provide a report on all individuals released from parole to the DOS on a regular basis. This bill also expands the duties of a probation officer to provide voter information to persons on probation.

12:04:09 PM  
Representative Lee answered questions from the committee.
12:11:40 PM  
Representative McKean, co-prime bill sponsor, answered questions from the committee. Representative Lee responded to questions from the committee.
12:12:50 PM  

Suzanne Staiert, Deputy Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.

12:20:35 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
12:22:20 PM  
Martha Tierney, America Votes, testified in support of the bill.
12:26:54 PM  
Elizabeth Steele, Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
12:32:06 PM  
Representative McKean made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.
12:35:14 PM  
Representative Lee made concluding remarks about the bill.


12:41:20 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-150 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Melton
Seconded Hooton
Benavidez Yes
Hooton Yes
Humphrey No
Leonard No
Melton Yes
Weissman Excused
Williams D. No
Lontine Yes
Foote Excused
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS