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S_SA_2019A 04/17/2019 01:37:31 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON STATE, VETERANS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS
Date 04/17/2019
Attendance
Fields *
Marble X
Sonnenberg X
Court X
Foote X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 01:37:31 PM to 02:45:38 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Foote
This Report was prepared by Julia Jackson
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB19-1266 Referred to Senate Appropriations
HB19-1248 Referred to Senate Appropriations
SCR19-002 Postponed Indefinitely

HB19-1266 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


01:37:50 PM  

Senator Fenberg, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1266 to the committee.  The bill allows an individual on parole to register to vote and vote in any election.

01:43:50 PM  

Committee members discussed the bill with Senator Fenberg.

01:44:01 PM  

Victor Ament, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

01:45:20 PM  

Pam Anderson, representing the Colorado County Clerks Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:47:53 PM  

Jill Wildenberg, representing the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, testified in support of the bill.

01:51:27 PM  

Senator Fenberg and Ms. Anderson responded to committee member questions.

01:51:55 PM  

Juston Cooper, representing the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition, testified in support of the bill.

01:57:41 PM  

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

01:58:03 PM  

Carol Peeples, representing Remerg, testified in support of the bill.

02:03:36 PM  

Senator Fenberg wrapped up his presentation of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

02:05:31 PM  

Committee members commented on the bill.



02:10:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1266 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Court
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB19-1248 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:10:47 PM  

Senator Foote, sponsor, presented House Bill 19-1248 to the committee. The bill requires lobbyists to provide additional disclosure statements to the Secretary of State during a regular or special session when they agree to lobby in connection with a new bill or take a new position on an existing bill for either a new or existing client. It also clarifies existing requirements concerning disclosure of the client who employs a lobbyist.

02:13:12 PM  

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

02:16:51 PM  

Marilyn Hughes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:20:57 PM  

Ms. Hughes read testimony from Stan Geld in support of the bill.

02:21:12 PM  

Ms. Gonzalez responded to questions from the committee.

02:24:43 PM  

Senator Foote wrapped up his presentation of the bill.



02:25:45 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1248 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Fields Yes
Marble No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SCR19-002 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:25:54 PM  

Senator Lundeen, sponsor, presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 19-002 to the committee. The resolution submits a proposal to the voters of Colorado at the 2020 election to modify the operations of the General Assembly by decreasing the length of the legislative session, instituting a biennial budget process, and limiting the number of bills and resolutions a member can introduce.

02:31:34 PM  

Committee members discussed the resolution with Senator Lundeen.

02:42:48 PM  
Senator Lundeen wrapped up his presentation of the resolution.


02:45:06 PM
Motion Refer SCR19-002 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Fields No
Marble Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Court No
Foote No
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:45:31 PM
Motion Postpone SCR19-002 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 No
Sonnenberg No
Court Yes
Foote Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:45:38 PM   The committee adjourned.






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