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S_SA_2019A 03/20/2019 01:32:34 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 03/20/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:32:34 PM to 06:27:32 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-194 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-149 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-174 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB19-104 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1185 Postponed Indefinitely

SB19-194 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


01:32:56 PM  

Senator Zenzinger, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-194 to the committee.  The bill adds Colorado State University Global Campus (CSU Global) to the list of institutions of higher education for purposes of tuition assistance for members of the Colorado National Guard.

01:34:49 PM  

Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of CSU Global, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout to committee members (Attachment A).

01:40:14 PM  

Jason Warr, representing CSU Global, testified in support of the bill.

01:40:33 PM  

Senator Zenzinger wrapped up her presentation of the bill.



01:44:59 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-194 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-149 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


01:47:03 PM  

Senator Marble, co-prime sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-149 to the committee. The bill continues the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, which is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2019.

01:49:42 PM  

Maria Trujillo, Human Trafficking Program Manger for the Department of Public Safety, testified in support of the bill. The committee also received a letter of support from the chair of the Human Trafficking Council (Attachment B).

01:53:04 PM  

Jill Brogdon, representing the Colorado Human Trafficking Council, testified in support of the bill.

01:54:03 PM  

Autumn Burris, representing Survivors 4 Solutions, testified in support of the bill.

01:56:35 PM  

Kelly Dore, representing the National Human Trafficking Survivors Coalition, testified in support of the bill. She provided a packet of information to committee members, which was not made available for the record.

02:01:24 PM  

Ms. Trujillo and Ms. Dore responded to committee member questions.

02:11:07 PM  

Raana Simmons, representing the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, testified in support of the bill.  She provided a handout to committee members (Attachment C).

02:13:50 PM  

Senator Garcia, co-prime sponsor, discussed the bill.



Senator Marble presented amendment L.002 (Attachment D) and amendment L.003 (Attachment E).



02:17:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment D).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


02:17:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment E).
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:17:29 PM  

Senators Garcia and Marble wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



02:19:25 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-149, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Marble
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-174 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:19:43 PM  

Senator Hill and Senator Garcia, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-174 to the committee. The bill clarifies aspects of the dependent tuition assistance program, which provides state tuition assistance to eligible dependents of a prisoner of war, military personnel missing in action, or Colorado National Guardsman, law enforcement officer, or firefighter who died or was permanently disabled while on duty.

02:22:18 PM  

Emily Burns, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, testified in support of the bill.

02:24:20 PM  

Erryn Schneider, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:29 PM  

Ken Schneider, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:27:44 PM  

Jordan Vigil, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:31:40 PM  

Kelly Dore, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:32:57 PM  

Senators Hill and Garcia wrapped up their presentation of the bill.



02:37:05 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-174 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-104 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations


02:37:32 PM  

Senator Holbert, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-104 to the committee. The bill clarifies certain circumstances where state agency regulations conflict, as it relates to public school facilities.

02:40:42 PM  

Senator Holbert discussed amendment L.006 (Attachment F), which is a strike-below amendment. Committee members discussed the amendment.

02:43:54 PM  

Chris Coker, representing the YMCA of Northern Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:45:29 PM  

Susan Zimmerman, representing St. Vrain Valley Schools, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to committee members (Attachment G).

02:51:00 PM  

Melinda Groom, representing Boulder Valley School District, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to committee members (Attachment H).

02:51:44 PM  

Kim Schulz, representing YMCA of Metro Denver, testified in support of the bill.

02:56:30 PM  

Ms. Zimmerman and Ms. Groom responded to committee member questions.

03:00:56 PM  

Charlotte Brantley, representing Clayton Early Learning, testified on the bill and in support of amendment L.006.

03:04:57 PM  

Bill Jaeger, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified on the bill and in support of amendment L.006.

03:08:03 PM  

Committee members commented on amendment L.006.



03:11:08 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.006 (Attachment F).
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields
Marble
Sonnenberg
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:11:09 PM  

Senator Holbert wrapped up his presentation of the bill.



03:13:46 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-104, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Foote
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1185 - Postponed Indefinitely


03:13:57 PM  

The committee recessed.

03:34:00 PM  

The committee reconvened.  The chair provided introductory remarks.

03:34:09 PM  

Senator Gonzales, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1185 to the committee. The bill replaces the state holiday of Columbus Day with Colorado Day.

03:40:40 PM  

Gerald Carleo, representing the Colorado Italian American Foundation, testified against the bill.

03:48:07 PM  

Gina Frangiamore-Knaack, representing the Sons and Daughters of Italy, testified against the bill.

03:51:25 PM  

Bob Giusto, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:51:46 PM  

Rich SaBell, representing himself, testified against the bill.

03:55:08 PM  

Sky Roosevelt Morris, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:59:13 PM  

Anunna Francis, representing the Colorado American Indian Movement Youth Leadership Council, testified in support of the bill.

04:03:01 PM  

Isnala Cross, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:06:25 PM  

Barbara Petrafeso, representing herself, testified against the bill.

04:09:49 PM  

AJ Batey, representing himself, testified against the bill.

04:15:10 PM  

Robert Cross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:06 PM  

Shannon Francis, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:27:31 PM  

Jasmin Gurolla and Donovan Gurolla, representing themselves, testified in support of the bill.

04:32:53 PM  

Committee members received a handout in support of the bill (Attachment I).

04:33:35 PM  

Joan Policastri, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:37:49 PM  

Olivia Loria, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:39:00 PM  

Terry Bisonette, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

04:40:46 PM  

Tink Tinker, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:49:04 PM  

Dennis Wilwerding, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

04:52:17 PM  

Paula Palmer, representing Right Relationship Boulder, testified in support of the bill.

04:55:38 PM  

Rita Martinez, representing the Abolish Columbus Day Committee, testified in support of the bill.

04:59:31 PM  

Tziavii Stevens, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:02:51 PM  

Ms. Stevens read a statement from Rachel Kills Small in support of the bill.  Ms. Small provided her testimony in sign language.

05:04:37 PM  

Deborah Espinosa, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:11:17 PM  

Charlotte Perez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:15:17 PM  

Unity Vincent Sferazza, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:19:00 PM  

Joseph Eagle, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:22:13 PM  

Ms. Perez made additional statements to the committee.

05:22:29 PM  

Shaina Oliver, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:24:28 PM  

Veronica Lightening Horse Perez, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:27:46 PM  

Libby Comeaux, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She provided a handout to the committee (Attachment J).

05:31:53 PM  

Loring Abeyta, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:35:51 PM  

Celeste Francis Razavi-Shearer, representing the Colorado American Indian Movement, testified in support of the bill.

05:38:51 PM  

Roger Green, representing himself, testified in support of the bill. He provided a handout to the committee (Attachment K).

05:42:07 PM  

Marie Venner, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:45:47 PM  

Nick Venner, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:48:03 PM  

Claudia Kuhns, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:50:24 PM  

Andrea Savage, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:52:59 PM  

Margaret Brugger, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

05:56:10 PM  

Walter Barrett, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

05:59:02 PM  

Johanna Holy Elk Face, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:02:17 PM  

Jill Fleishman, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

06:05:57 PM  

Glenn Morris, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

06:10:43 PM  

The committee recessed.

06:11:11 PM  

The committee came back to order.

06:19:51 PM  

A statement from Alice Nichol in opposition to the bill was distributed to the committee (Attachment L).

06:21:11 PM  
Senator Gonzales made concluding remarks about the bill. Committee members made concluding remarks about the bill.


06:27:10 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1185 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields No
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court No
Foote No
YES: 0   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


06:27:23 PM
Motion Postpone House Bill 19-1185 indefinitely using a reversal of the previous roll call. There was no objection to the use of the reverse roll call, therefore, the bill was postponed indefinitely.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


06:27:32 PM   The committee adjourned.