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H_SA_2019A 02/14/2019 01:34:21 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 02/14/2019
Attendance
Duran X
Humphrey X
Lontine *
Melton X
Rich X
Sirota X
Williams D. X
Jaquez Lewis X
Kennedy X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:34:21 PM to 06:10:32 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Amanda King
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1151 Postponed Indefinitely
HB19-1167 Amended, referred to House Finance

HB19-1151 - Postponed Indefinitely


01:34:28 PM  

Representative Geitner, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1151. The bill creates the Colorado Special Education Opportunity Scholarship Program in the Colorado Department of Education. The program provides scholarship money to enable the parent of an eligible student to select the education provider and services that meet the student's needs. Representative Geitner answered questions from the committee.

01:46:58 PM  

Callan Clark, Consortium of Directors of Special Education, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:52:24 PM  

Jennifer Levin, Disability Law Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.

01:57:51 PM  

Jonna Levine, Support Jeffco Kids, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:01:33 PM  

Ms. Levine read a statement on behalf of Evie Hudak, Colorado PTA, in opposition to the bill.

02:03:46 PM  

Melissa Atchley, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Atchley answered questions from the committee.

02:17:13 PM  

Julie Denton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:21:58 PM  

Michael Neil, representing himself and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:25:02 PM  

Representative Geitner explained amendment L.004 (Attachment A).

02:26:16 PM  

Julie Pelegrin, Office of Legislative Legal Services, futher explained amendment L.004.



02:27:27 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment A).
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Rich
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:27:27 PM  

Representative Geitner explained amendment L.003 (Attachment B).

02:29:14 PM  

Representative Geitner explained amendment L.005 (Attachment C).  Representative Geitner answered questions from the committee about amendment L.005.



02:29:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment B).
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:30:53 PM  

Ms. Pelegrin answered questions about amendment L.005.

02:34:07 PM  

Representative Geitner and Ms. Pelegrin responded to additional questions from the committee about amendment L.005.



02:38:25 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.005 (Attachment C).
Moved Williams D.
Seconded Humphrey
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:38:25 PM  

Representative Geitner made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.



02:51:08 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1151, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Humphrey
Seconded Rich
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:51:23 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1151 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Jaquez Lewis
Seconded Melton
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1167 - Amended, referred to House Finance


02:51:29 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:04:26 PM  

The committee came back to order.

03:04:35 PM  

Representative Carter and Representative Duran, co-prime bill sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1167. The bill authorizes a notary public to perform a notarial act for remotely located individuals and provides certain privacy protections. Representative Duran and Representative Carver answered questions from the committee.

03:16:02 PM  

Charles Calvin, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:06 PM  

Terry Jones, Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association, testified in support of the bill.

03:40:37 PM  

Victoria Bantz, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment D).

03:50:33 PM  

Mr. Calvin answered questions from the committee.

03:58:48 PM  

Esteban Morin, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.

04:07:46 PM  

Michael Chodos, Notarize, testified in opposition to the bill. He provided an informational packet to the committee (Attachment E).

04:21:12 PM  

Mr. Morin and Mr. Chodos answered questions from the committee.

04:37:15 PM  

Mr. Chodos and Mr. Morin continued answering committee member questions.

04:57:43 PM  

Letitia Maxfield, Colorado Bar Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:12:13 PM  

Elizabeth Peetz, Colorado Association of Realtors, testified in support of the bill.

05:14:52 PM  

Diane Evans, Land Title Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

05:27:12 PM  

Ms. Evans answered questions from the committee.

05:29:11 PM  

Ms. Maxfield answered questions from the committee.

05:37:12 PM  

Ms. Evans responded to committee member questions.

05:39:13 PM  

Ms. Peetz answered questions from the committee.

05:40:24 PM  

Mr. Chodos returned to the table to answer additional questions from the committee.

05:43:50 PM  

Hilary Wells, Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association, testified in support of the bill.

05:47:33 PM  

Representative Melton explained amendment L.001 (Attachment F). Representative Carver and Representative Duran commented on amendment L.001. Committee discussion about amendment L.001 ensued. Representative Carver, Representative Melton, and Representative Duran made additional comments about amendment L.001.



05:57:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment F).
Moved Melton
Seconded Williams D.
Duran No
Humphrey Yes
Lontine No
Melton Yes
Rich No
Sirota No
Williams D. Yes
Jaquez Lewis No
Kennedy No
YES: 3   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
05:57:50 PM  

Representative Carver explained amendment L.003 (Attachment G).



05:59:47 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment G).
Moved Duran
Seconded Lontine
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:59:48 PM  

Representative Duran explained amendment L.004 (Attachment H).  The committee made comments about amendment L.004.



06:00:40 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004 (Attachment H).
Moved Duran
Seconded Lontine
Duran
Humphrey
Lontine
Melton
Rich
Sirota
Williams D.
Jaquez Lewis
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
06:00:40 PM  

Representative Carver and Representative Duran made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made comments regarding the bill.



06:10:16 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1167, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Duran
Seconded Lontine
Duran Yes
Humphrey No
Lontine Yes
Melton No
Rich Yes
Sirota Yes
Williams D. No
Jaquez Lewis Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:10:32 PM   The committee adjourned.






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