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H_SA_2021A 05/24/2021 02:49:57 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date 05/24/2021
Attendance
Amabile *
Bacon *
Bernett X
Bockenfeld X
Duran X
Hanks *
Neville X
Valdez A. X
Williams *
Woodrow X
Kennedy X
Time 02:49:57 PM to 07:14:39 PM
Place LSB A
This Meeting was called to order by Kennedy
This Report was prepared by Ryan Dudley
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB21-156 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-131 Amended, referred to House Finance
HB21-1321 Amended, referred to House Appropriations
SB21-256 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB21-156 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


02:50:07 PM  
Representative Mullica, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 21-156. The bill creates a pilot grant program to finance nurse intake of 911 calls with the goal of diverting non-urgent calls from emergency rooms to more appropriate lower-cost alternatives.
02:52:00 PM  
Sean Burton, representing Global Medical Response; Dr. Colleen Casper, representing Colorado Nurses Association; and Ms. Andrea Stojsavljevic, representing Healthier Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:41 PM  
Director Kevin  Malecka,
representing Colorado Department of Public Safety, testified in support
of the bill.  Members of the committee asked questions to the witness.
03:08:44 PM  
The bill sponsor
introduced amenment L.006 (Attachment A).



03:09:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006
Moved Duran
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Excused
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:09:12 PM  
Representative Mullica offered closing remarks on the bill.


03:12:08 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-156, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Excused
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld Yes
Duran Yes
Hanks Yes
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 8   NO: 2   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-131 - Amended, referred to House Finance


03:12:15 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez,
bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 21-131.  This bill creates protections
for personal identifying information collected and maintained by state
agencies.
03:17:53 PM  
Arash Jahanian, representing himself; Yesenia Beascochea, representing herself; and Mr. Donald Moore, representing Pueblo Community Health Center, testified in support of the bill.
03:28:45 PM  
Siena Mann, representing Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:31:58 PM  
The bill sponsor introduced amendment L.011 (Attachment B).


03:33:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.011
Moved Duran
Seconded Woodrow
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:33:51 PM  
Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez offered closing remarks on the bill. Members of the committee also commented on the bill.


03:37:40 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-131, as amended, to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Duran
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Excused
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 4   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB21-1321 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


03:37:47 PM  
Representatives Weissman and Kennedy, bill sponsors, introduced House Bill 21-1321. This bill modifies the format of fiscal analyses prepared by nonpartisan legislative staff or citizen-initiated ballot measures affecting sales or income taxation.
03:41:44 PM  
Kristi Hargrove, representing herself; Evie Hudak, representing Colorado PTA; and Commissioner Hilary Cooper, representing County Commissioners Acting Together, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:06 PM  
Cameron Hill, representing Colorado Common Cause; Mark Grueskin, representing Gary Community Investments; and Dr. Michael Neil, representing Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:43 PM  
Zach Zaslow, representing
Children's Hospital Colorado; Mr. Matt Cook, representing Colorado Association
of School Boards; and Scott Wasserman, representing the Ballot Policy Center,
testified in support of the bill.  Members of the committee asked
questions to the panel of witnesses.
04:14:43 PM  
The bill sponsors
introduced amendment L.002 (Attachment C).


04:16:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bacon
Bernett
Bockenfeld
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A. Excused
Williams
Woodrow
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
04:16:19 PM  
The bill sponsors offered closing remarks to the bill. Members of the committee also commented on the bill.


04:20:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1321, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Kennedy
Seconded Bernett
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB21-256 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


04:20:19 PM  
Representatives Daugherty and Hooton, bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-256. This bill allows local governments to enact laws, regulations, or ordinances governing firearms, ammunition, and firearm components or accessories.
04:44:49 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions to the bill sponsors and commented on the bill.
05:15:39 PM  
Commissioner Claire Levy, representing Boulder County; Linds Roberts, representing themself; and Joel Loomis, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:52 PM  
Nephi Cole, representing National Shooting Sports Foundation; Terri Goon, representing herself; Mario Acevedo, representing himself; and Prof. David Kopel, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill. Members of the committee asked questions to the panel.
05:41:54 PM  
Peter Fogg, representing
Colorado Faith Communities United to End Gun Violence (CFCU); Rachel Friend,
representing City of Boulder; Vic Bencomo, representing Giffords Gun Owners
for Safety, Colorado; and Maisha Fields, representing Brady, testified
in support of the bill.  Members of the committee asked questions
to the panel.
06:00:15 PM  
Robert Edmiston, representing The Firearms Coalition of Colorado; Taylor Rhodes, representing Rocky Mountain Gun Owners; and Lesley Hollywood, representing Rally for our Rights, testified in opposition to the bill.
06:08:30 PM  
Mary Parker, representing
herself and Rachel Hill, representing herself; testified in support of
the bill.  Members of the committee asked questions to the panel.
06:17:58 PM  
Sylvia Bernstein, representing League of Women Voters of Boulder County; Ms. Jacqui Shumway, representing herself; Riley Miles, representing the Brady Campaign; and AnnMichelle Hill, representing Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, testified in support of the bill. Members of the committee asked questions to the panel
06:34:14 PM  
Eileen McCarron,
representing Colorado Ceasefire; Dr. Myra Isenhart, representing Colorado
Ceasefire Outreach; Kathy Kilmer, representing Colorado PTA, testified
in support of the bill.
06:43:45 PM  
Joshua Sharf, representing
himself, testified in opposition to the bill.  Members of the commitee
asked questions to the witness.
06:49:44 PM  
The bill sponsors and committee members made closing remarks on the bill.


07:14:33 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-256 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Woodrow
Seconded Amabile
Amabile Yes
Bacon Yes
Bernett Yes
Bockenfeld No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Williams No
Woodrow Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:15:45 PM  
Written testimony
for this meeting can be found in Attachment D.


07:14:39 PM   The committee adjourned.






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