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Date: 04/27/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1442



SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 16-1442 to the Committee of the W PASS







10:42 AM -- HB 16-1442



Senator Ulibarri, bill sponsor, presented House Bill 16-1442. The bill makes various updates to the Colorado Local Government Election Code, which governs nonpartisan special district elections that are not coordinated by a county clerk. Among its provisions, the bill:



• clarifies the commencement date for a nonpartisan officers term who is elected at regular election;

• defines the term affidavit;

• allows the self-nomination letter and acceptance form to be accepted by the designated election official until close of business on the 67th day before an election;

• prohibits a current director candidate or a first or second degree family member of a candidate's immediate family from serving as an election judge or watcher;

• allows for the recertification of a ballot by the designated election official under certain conditions;

• eliminates the requirement that a duplicate stub be placed on a ballot that is prepared for an independent mail ballot election;

• changes the deadline that an application for an absentee voter's ballot must be filed from the Friday immediately before the special district election to the Tuesday before the election;

• makes the secretary of the local government responsible for processing applications for permanent absentee status if there is no designated election official;

• clarifies that the designated local government election official must mail a ballot to every eligible elector of the local government that resides within the boundaries of the local government under the Uniform Military and Oversees Voter Act;

• eliminates the requirement that the mail ballot return envelope contains a flap to cover the voters signature; and

• clarifies the procedures for the recall of special district directors.







10:49 AM --
Evan Goulding, Special District Association of Colorado, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.



11:01 AM



Senator Ulibarri made closing comments.


BILL: HB16-1442
TIME: 11:01:36 AM
MOVED: Crowder
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1442 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Kefalas
Yes
Martinez Humenik
Yes
Newell
Yes
Crowder
Yes
Lundberg
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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