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S_SA_2019A 01/23/2019 01:51:04 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 01/23/2019
Attendance
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Todd X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:51:04 PM to 06:56:21 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-029 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-042 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-025 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole

SB19-029 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:51:32 PM  

The chair provided opening remarks about the committee hearing.

Senator Crowder, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-029. The bill codifies the Department of Revenue's current practice of requiring taxpayers to provide certain evidence in order to claim the Reacquisition of Colorado Residency During Active Duty Service state income tax subtraction.

01:55:18 PM  

Dick Young, representing the United Veterans of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.



01:57:09 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-029 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Court
Seconded
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Todd Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-042 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:57:16 PM  
Senator Foote, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-042 to the committee. The bill enters Colorado into an agreement to elect the president by national popular vote.

Committee members received a packet of information about the bill (Attachment A).

02:01:19 PM  
Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Foote.
02:19:15 PM  
Secretary Jena Griswold, Colorado Secretary of State, testified in support of the bill.
02:25:16 PM  
Secretary Griswold responded to committee member questions.

Judd Choate, Director of Elections, Department of State, responded to committee member questions.

02:26:49 PM  
Tara Ross, representing herself, testified against the bill. She responded to committee member questions.
02:34:34 PM  
Polly Baca, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:45:31 PM  
Trent England, representing the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs, testified against the bill.
02:49:39 PM  
Michael Neil, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
02:50:25 PM  
Robert Hardaway, representing himself, testified against the bill.
02:57:44 PM  
Professor Hardaway responded to committee member questions.
02:57:58 PM  
Mark Grueskin, representing National Popular Vote, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:19 PM  
Brenda Stokes, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:06:09 PM  
Andrea Wilkins, representing the League of Women Voters of Colorado (LWV), testified in support of the bill. Committee members received two handouts from the LWV (Attachments B and C).
03:10:05 PM  
Holly Monkman, representing the LWV, testified in support of the bill.
03:10:21 PM  
Linda Sorauf, representing the LWV, testified in support of the bill.
03:16:30 PM  
Ms. Wilkins and Ms. Sorauf responded to committee member questions.
03:21:13 PM  
Mario Nicolais, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:24:48 PM  
Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
03:25:08 PM  
Mark Short, representing himself, testified against the bill.
03:28:23 PM  
Ralph Burns, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a written copy of his remarks (Attachment D).
03:31:58 PM  
Joe Webb, representing the Jefferson County Republican Party, testified against the bill.
03:34:42 PM  
Neil DiMuccio, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:09 PM  
Kyle Brown, representing the Constitution Party of Colorado, testified against the bill.
03:43:38 PM  

Andy Kerr, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

03:44:16 PM  
Jean Osborne, representing herself, testified against the bill.
03:52:01 PM  
Diane Curlette, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:57:28 PM  
Danny Moore, representing himself, testified
against the bill.  Mr. Moore responded to committee member questions.
04:02:37 PM  
Sylvia Bernstein, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:02:49 PM  
David Rusterholtz, representing the Teller County Republican Central Committee, testified against the bill.
04:06:34 PM  

Virginia Gebhart, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:09:13 PM  
Erik Stone, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:11:32 PM  
Anne Hazelton, representing herself, testified
in support of the bill and responded to committee member comments.
04:20:43 PM  
Gary Young, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:20:57 PM  
Committee members received a packet of letters in support of the bill (Attachment E).
04:28:10 PM  
Francine Haber, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:27 PM  
Aaron Wiseman, representing himself, testified against the bill.
04:29:21 PM  

Kathleen Schmidt, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:36:46 PM  
Katrina Jennings, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:39:16 PM  
Stan Gelb, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
04:42:21 PM  
Jan Cook, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:46:08 PM  

Stu Zeiger, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:48:02 PM  
Elena Northen, representing herself, testified against the bill.
04:51:36 PM  
Deborah Vink, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:52:52 PM  
Linda Petrie Bunch, representing herself,
testified in support of the bill.  She provided handouts for the committee
(Attachment F).
04:55:41 PM  
Geoff Dolman, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.  He provided a written copy of his testimony
 (Attachment G).
04:59:21 PM  
Jim DeWall, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:05:16 PM  
Beth Utton, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:07:52 PM  
Drew Newnam, representing himself, testified
in support of the bill.
05:12:01 PM  
Helen Kelly, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:15:57 PM  
Jody DesChenes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:16:19 PM  
Alan Bernstein, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:19:17 PM  
Nancy O'Dell, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:25:44 PM  
Ingrid Moore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:26:16 PM  
Cherry-Rose Anderson, representing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), testified in support of the bill.
05:31:16 PM  
Michael Bellmont, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:33:54 PM  
Robert Nemonich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:37:48 PM  
Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
05:40:49 PM  
Doug Crow, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
05:42:58 PM  
Howard Christensen, representing himself,
testified in support of the bill.  He responded to committee member
questions.
05:54:11 PM  

Ron Ratkovich, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.  He provided a written copy of his testimony (Attachment H).

05:58:28 PM  
Jim Towle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:00:03 PM  
Christine Jensen, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:06:53 PM  
Dale Lanan, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:37 PM  
Ellen Lewis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:09:50 PM  
Kate Shea, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:13:28 PM  
Peggy Leach, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
06:14:53 PM  
Clifton Smedley, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:18:15 PM  
Jeff Hart, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.
06:24:44 PM  
Luc Trudel, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.
06:27:00 PM  
Jesse Kumin, representing Best Democracy,
testified in support of the bill.
06:31:13 PM  

Ray Haynes, former California State Senator representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:35:08 PM  
Senator Foote wrapped up his presentation of the bill. Committee members commented on the bill.


06:45:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-042 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Todd Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-025 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


06:46:55 PM  

The committee took up Senate Bill 19-025, by Senator Smallwood.  The bill requires information on safe haven laws be incorporated into comprehensive human sexuality education curriculum. The committee previously heard testimony on the bill on January 16, 2019, and adopted amendment L.003 (Attachment I).



06:50:35 PM
Motion Reconsider amendment L.003 (Attachment I).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Todd Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
06:50:36 PM  

Senator Smallwood wrapped up his presentation of the bill. He also discussed amendment L.002 (Attachment J) with the committee.



06:54:37 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment J).
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Marble
Sonnenberg
Todd
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


06:56:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-025, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Todd Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:56:21 PM   The committee adjourned.