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s_sa_2017a_2017-02-15t13:39:35z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/15/2017

Location: SCR 357

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-099



SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment N). The motion f

Postpone Senate Bill 17-099 indefinitely. The moti

Refer Senate Bill 17-099 to the Committee of the W
FAIL

PASS

FAIL





02:45 PM -- SB17-099



The committee reconvened.



Senator Kerr, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-099 to the committee. This bill enters Colorado into an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote. Any state and the District of Columbia may enter into the agreement by enacting it. Requirements for when the agreement takes effect, terms for states to withdraw from the agreement, and the process that must be undertaken by election officials to determine the national popular vote total and certify the national popular vote winner are described in the bill. This agreement terminates if the Electoral College is abolished.



02:50 PM --
Toby Howie, representing himself as a student at Bell Middle School, testified against the bill.



02:56 PM --
Jack Babitz, representing himself as a student at Bell Middle School, testified against the bill.



03:01 PM --
Connor Logan, representing himself as a student at Bell Middle School, testified in support of the bill.



03:04 PM --
Tucker Tingley, representing himself as a student at Bell Middle School, testified in support of the bill.



03:08 PM --
Braden Kerr, representing himself as a student at Bell Middle School, testified in support of the bill.



03:13 PM --
Jean Walter, representing herself, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.



03:17 PM --
Kim Martin, representing the League of Women Voters, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.



03:19 PM --
Shauna Agnew, representing herself, testified remotely from Fort Lewis College in support of the bill.



03:23 PM --
Darlene Derbigny, representing herself, testified remotely from Otero Junior College in support of the bill.



03:26 PM --
Dr. David Lenderts, representing himself, testified remotely from Adams State University in support of the bill.



03:30 PM --
Shirley Atencio, representing herself, testified remotely from Adams State University in support of the bill.



03:35 PM --
Julie Mordecai, representing herself, testified remotely from Adams State University in support of the bill.



03:38 PM --
Trudi Kretsinger, representing herself, testified remotely from Adams State University in support of the bill.



03:48 PM -- Polly Baca, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a written copy of her testimony (Attachment H), as well as written statements from two other presidential electors (Attachments I and J).



17SenateState0215AttachH.pdf17SenateState0215AttachH.pdf 17SenateState0215AttachI.pdf17SenateState0215AttachI.pdf



17SenateState0215AttachJ.pdf17SenateState0215AttachJ.pdf



03:52 PM --
Brenden Cline, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. Committee members discussed the bill with Mr. Cline, Ms. Baca, and Senator Kerr.



04:08 PM --
Rod Britten, representing himself, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.



04:16 PM --
Peggy Rawlins, representing herself, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.



04:17 PM --
Ellen Heffernan, representing herself, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.



04:21 PM --
Wyatt Hurt, representing the Mesa County Democrats, testified remotely from Colorado Mesa University in support of the bill.



04:27 PM --
Melissa Hart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.





04:30 PM



Senator Lambert replaced Senator Hill on the committee.



04:33 PM --
Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert testified against the bill.



04:38 PM --
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:41 PM --
Marisa Dirks, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



04:44 PM --
Elizabeth Steele, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.



04:48 PM --
Harvie Branscomb, representing electionquality.com, testified in a neutral capacity on the bill.



04:52 PM --
Geoff Dolman, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:55 PM --
Jim DeWall, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



04:59 PM --
Nancy Crow, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado, testified in support of the bill. She provided a written copy of her testimony (Attachment K).



17SenateState0215AttachK.pdf17SenateState0215AttachK.pdf



05:03 PM --
Ralph Burns, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment L).



17SenateState0215AttachL.pdf17SenateState0215AttachL.pdf



05:06 PM --
Harry Hempy, representing the Greater Boulder Green Party, testified in support of the bill.



05:09 PM --
Eric Douglas, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





05:13 PM



The committee recessed.





05:13 PM



The committee reconvened.



05:13 PM --
Jesse Kumin, representing Best Democracy, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment M).



17SenateState0215AttachM.pdf17SenateState0215AttachM.pdf



05:17 PM --
Edward Kean, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.





05:20 PM



Senator Kerr offered amendment L.001 (Attachment N).



17SenateState0215AttachN.pdf17SenateState0215AttachN.pdf

BILL: SB17-099
TIME: 05:20:57 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment N). The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Lambert
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL





05:21 PM



Senator Kerr wrapped up his presentation of the bill.





05:30 PM



Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Kerr.

BILL: SB17-099
TIME: 05:42:36 PM
MOVED: Court
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-099 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion failed on a vote of 2-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
Yes
Fenberg
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Lambert
No
Scott
No
YES: 2 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: FAIL


BILL: SB17-099
TIME: 05:42:59 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Postpone Senate Bill 17-099 indefinitely. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Fenberg
No
Sonnenberg
Yes
Lambert
Yes
Scott
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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