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S_SA_2019A 04/01/2019 01:43:36 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/01/2019
Attendance
Fields X
Lundeen X
Marble X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:43:36 PM to 03:37:28 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB19-202 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SB19-185 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar

SB19-202 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:43:44 PM  

Senator Danielson, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 19-202 to the committee. The bill requires the Department of State to establish procedures to enable voters with disabilities to mark a ballot using assistive technologies.

01:48:03 PM  

Scott LaBavre, representing the National Federation of the Blind, testified in support of the bill.

01:52:09 PM  

Curtis Chong, representing the National Federation of the Blind, testified in support of the bill.

01:53:47 PM  

Dan Burke, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:29 PM  

Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder representing the Colorado County Clerks' Association (CCCA), testified in support of the bill.

02:00:30 PM  

Debra Johnson, Denver Clerk and Recorder representing the CCCA, testified in support of the bill.

02:00:53 PM  

Ms. Johnson and Senator Danielson responded to committee member questions.

02:05:48 PM  

Melissa Polk and Shad Murib, representing the Secretary of State, responded to committee member questions about the bill. Senator Danielson commented on the bill.

02:22:04 PM  

Chip Johnson, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:28 PM  

Jenny Callahan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:46 PM  
Deyannira Villa-Cazares, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:31:47 PM  

Dawn Howard, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:34:27 PM  

Jennifer Levin, representing Disability Law Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:46 PM  

Heidi Haines, representing the Arc of Colorado, testified in support of the bill

02:38:08 PM  

Amanda Gonzalez, representing Colorado Common Cause, testified in support of the bill.

02:39:00 PM  

Charlotte Morgan, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

02:42:12 PM  

Christine McGroarty, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:43:36 PM  

Senator Danielson wrapped up her presentation of the bill.



02:50:19 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-202 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen Yes
Marble Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB19-185 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:50:28 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:55:20 PM  

The committee reconvened.

02:55:27 PM  

Senator Lundeen and Senator Fields, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-185 to the committee. Under the bill, a minor charged with prostitution is immune from criminal liability if probable cause exists to believe they are a victim of human trafficking for involuntary or sexual servitude. The bill also makes being a minor who is a victim of human trafficking for involuntary or sexual servitude an affirmative defense to any criminal violation.

02:58:51 PM  

The sponsors distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment A) and L.002 (Attachment B) to the committee.

03:02:09 PM  

Christian Gardner-Wood, representing the Boulder County District Attorney, testified in support of the bill.

03:02:44 PM  

Lara Mullin, representing the Denver District Attorney's Office, testified in support of the bill.

03:06:09 PM  

Arnold Hanuman, representing the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, testified in support of the bill.

03:07:50 PM  

Mr. Hanuman, Ms. Mullin, and Mr. Gardner-Wood responded to committee questions about the amendments and the bill.

03:17:54 PM  

Commander James Henning, representing the Denver Police Department, testified in support of the bill.

03:18:17 PM  

Kelly Dore, representing the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

03:25:24 PM  

Samantha Jadin, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

03:33:40 PM  
Senators Lundeen and Fields discussed the
amendments and wrapped up their presentation of the bill.


03:34:17 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001 (Attachment A).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Lundeen
Marble
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:34:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields
Lundeen
Marble
Court
Foote
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


03:37:06 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-185, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Lundeen Yes
Marble Yes
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


03:37:28 PM   The committee adjourned.






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