BILL SUMMARY for HB16-1426
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
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11:17 AM -- HB16-1426
Senators Tate and Jahn presented House Bill 16-1426 to the committee, along with a handout (Attachment E). The reengrossed bill creates a class 2 petty offense for the intentional misrepresentation of entitlement to an assistance animal, for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in housing or for the misrepresentation of a service animal or service animal in training for purposes of obtaining a reasonable accommodation in:
• any place of employment, housing, or public accommodation;
• any programs, services, or activities conducted by a public entity;
• any public transportation service; or
• any other place open to the public.
11:21 AM -- Christina Johnson, representing herself, testified against the bill.
11:23 AM -- R.J. Stoker read the testimony of Peter Schnith against the bill.
11:25 AM -- R.J. Stoker, representing We the People, testified against the bill.
11:30 AM -- Francesca Maes, representing Good Dogs Service Dogs LLC, testified against the bill.
11:35 AM -- Ann Clement, representing the Colorado Retail Council, testified in support of the bill.
11:38 AM -- Kim Ytterberg, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.
11:42 AM -- Fran Menly, representing Freedom Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.
11:46 AM -- Carolyn Rogers, representing National Association of Residential Property Managers & the Apartment Association, testified in support of the bill.
11:51 AM -- Barbara Henry, representing Domino Service Dogs, testified in support of the bill.
11:58 AM -- Mark Simon, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and presented a handout (Attachment F).
12:01 PM -- Terry Unruh, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
12:04 PM -- Marijo Rymer, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
Senators Tate and Jahn wrapped up their presentation to the committee.
The bill was laid over to a later meeting date.