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S_SA_2019A 01/30/2019 01:35:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 01/30/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Marble *
Sonnenberg X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:35:34 PM to 02:44:43 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-068 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB19-056 Postponed Indefinitely
SB19-084 Postponed Indefinitely

SB19-068 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:59 PM  

Senator Zenzinger and Senator Tate, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-068 to the committee. The bill expands the definition of electioneering communication and requires certain disclosures from persons spending more than $1,000 on electioneering communications.

01:39:15 PM  

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

Melissa Polk, Department of State, responded to committee member questions.

01:45:39 PM  

Kurt Morrison, representing the Department of Law, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

01:48:50 PM  

Martha Tierney, representing America Votes and the Colorado Democratic Party, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member questions.

01:50:46 PM  

Patrick Potyondy, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

01:52:14 PM  

Peg Perl, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

01:55:04 PM  

Jody Deschenes, representing the League of Women Voters and RepresentUs, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:23 PM  

Senators Tate and Zenzinger wrapped up their presentation of the bill.

01:59:49 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



02:00:34 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-068 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-056 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:01:54 PM  

Senator Hisey, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-056 to the committee. The bill allows private employers to give preference to military veterans in hiring, promoting, or retention. Senator Hisey requested the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.

02:03:25 PM  

David Ortiz, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1, testified in support of the bill and responded to committee member comments.

02:07:40 PM  

Leanne Wheeler, representing the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:14:05 PM  

Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Hisey, Mr. Ortiz, and Ms. Wheeler.



02:26:32 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 19-056 indefinitely.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-084 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:27:02 PM  
The committee recessed.
02:34:16 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:34:34 PM  

Senator Gardner, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-084 to the committee. The bill authorizes a notary public to perform a notarial act for remotely located individuals. He requested the committee postpone the bill indefinitely.

02:40:26 PM  
The committee discussed the bill with Senator Gardner.


02:44:13 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 19-084 indefinitely.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:44:43 PM   The committee adjourned.






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